Kevin Binversie is a freelance writer and a former Web Editor at RightWisconsin.

National Politics 

  • Reality hits Sen. Ron Johnson hard in the form of lower approval ratings and re-elect numbers for his closeness to Trump – especially in the final days of his presidency. Johnson announces his intention to retire in 2022. Smart conservatives begin talking up Green Bay’s Mike Gallagher as a replacement. Foolish ones wait for the same Washington D.C. “anti-establishment, establishment groups” who put Tammy Baldwin in the Senate to pick an easy mark for Democrats to pick off. 
  • Conservative talk show icon Rush Limbaugh succumbs to lung cancer by the middle of the year. The fight to replace him on as the “New Voice of Conservative Media” is an ugly one. 
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) proves to be better at campaigning than legislating as much of the Biden agenda dies in the Senate, infuriating the hard left. 
  • With the state of New York losing two congressional seats via redistricting, the district Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) currently represents is drawn into another nearby district within New York City, setting up huge decisions for her regarding 2022. 

Wisconsin Politics 

  • A prominent and popular Wisconsin conservative activist will contract and die from COVID-19. While it should, this has no effect on anyone in regards to how they react to the disease. 
  • As with all things COVID-19 related, Gov. Tony Evers’ office botches the communications of the vaccine rollout. Delaying the state’s implementation of getting doses to those most at risk by weeks. 
  • Governor Tony Evers’ budget is “Dead on Arrival” against the Republican legislature, but it provides a blueprint suggesting the governor plans a hard left turn for his re-election campaign in 2022. 
  • Fearing a brutal primary will harm the effort to remove Evers in 2022, conservative activists begin rallying behind former Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. 
  • Trying to expand his outreach to Hispanic communities, Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson takes a page from his 2009 playbook and begins to go by “Tomas” when speaking before groups handpicked by Voces de la Frontera.  

General / Sports / Entertainment / Cultural Predictions 

  • What’s left of movie theaters open full-time around mid-summer as more blockbusters hit the big screen over streaming services. 
  • The first “sports” entity to get back on the road full-time with partially packed arenas with fans during the COVID pandemic will be World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). 
  • The first of the major four American sports leagues to allow full stadiums post-COVID will be the NFL for the second half of the 2021 season. 
  • The only Wisconsin team to win a championship in 2021 will be the University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team. 
  • The Kansas City Chiefs repeat as Super Bowl champions, sadly defeating the Green Bay Packers in a rematch of Super Bowl II. Jerry Kramer and Len Dawson do a virtual coin toss. 
  • The streaming wars and the wrestling wars merge. Disney buys the floundering WWE Network on the cheap, adding it to Disney+, while Warner Media adds All Elite Wrestling (AEW) programing to HBO Max.