Prophecy scholar and expert on Nostradamus, John Hogue discussed the economy, the future of the presidency, possible conflicts with Iran, and Russia, and the identity of the third Antichrist. In one of Nostradamus' passages (Century 8 - Quatrain 28) he wrote "imitations of gold & silver inflated - all scrips and bonds will be wiped out." Hogue suggested this could be a prophetic description of our current financial situation, which he characterized as a "casino economy," in which the house rules were changed.
Regarding the election, Hogue predicted a narrow victory by Obama. McCain could possibly win the popular vote, but lose the electoral college, he added. McCain was a case of "too late vs. too soon," missing his destiny in 2000,while Obama may have the opposite problem, arriving at the presidency before his time, he continued. Hogue also foresees a "strange karmic triangulation" between Obama, Kennedy, and Lincoln.
Nostradamus identified the third Antichrist as Mabus, which could be an anagram for Saddam, or even Obama, said Hogue, who has just made available his new ebook Nostradamus and the Antichrist. Regarding a conflict with Iran, Hogue believes peace in the Middle East is in the hands of Israel, and whether they can live with a nuclear Iran. He also expressed concern about a possible war with Russia and the United States that could take place in either 2012 or 2021.
First hour guest, analyst John M. Curtis commented on current events such as the 2nd presidential debate and the economic meltdown. While the stock market may continue to go down in value, it will eventually rise back up as it did after 2001, he suggested.