For Chip Johnson, It’s Tough to Make Predictions When Your Facts Are Wrong

After making what was arguably the most spectacularly wrong political prediction for 2010 — “With the dark cloud of a lingering federal probe behind him, there is nothing standing between former state Sen. Don Perata and the Oakland mayor’s office but time, opportunity and blue skies” — you would think the Chronicle’s Chip Johnson would be shying away from forecasting the future these days. Not so. Mr. Johnson was at it again last week with
his “2011 Oakland Predictions,” sharing with us nine separate events that he believes will happen this year.

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