About 18 months ago, I predicted that McCain would be president from 2008 to 2012 and that Elliot Spitzer would be president in the 8 years after, until 2020.
In spite of the obvious problems he had governing his penis, I still like that idea. As former attorney general of New York, no one did more to go after bad financial institutions and rogues and no one seemed to better understand the importance of getting financial regulation right. As the financial industry continues to make a giant sucking sound that threatens to bring the rest of the economy down with it, maybe voters will come to appreciate the importance of this kind of understanding in a politician.
Maybe some day expertise on financial regulation will be as valued as experience as a sports broadcaster.