HuffPost Weird News David Moye First Posted: 01/04/12 06:06 PM ET Updated: 01/05/12 01:11 PM ET
The presidential election is 11 months away. President Obama is rising in public opinion polls. But his chances of reelection are all but hopeless, at least one pundit: Mexican warlock Antonio Vasquez, the so-called "Great Wizard."
Vasquez, whose annual predictions have earned him a following in Latin America despite a mixed record of success, says a 2012 victory isn't in the cards for Barack Obama.
"I feel Obama will lose," Vasquez recently revealed at a press conference. "They will attack him a lot. The Republicans have all the money in the United States so they are putting a lot of pressure on him to make mistakes."
Vasquez also predicts bad news for Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, who he says will not recover from cancer.
"He'll continue with his illness, but he won't accept it because power is stronger than anything else," Vasquez said. "I don't think he'll push with elections this year because he will have a strong relapse."
In addition, Vasquez says Syria will be invaded this year and while he doesn't specify by who, he said the country has conflicts with both western and Muslim nations.
To be fair, Vasquez has had mixed success with previous predictions. For instance, in 2008, he predicted Britney Spears would die, according to Fox News.
However, he does have some good news. According to the New Zealand Herald, any claims that the world will end in 2012 are "big fat lies."
Vasquez claims his accuracy rate is around 75 percent, but admits the outcomes of his predictions can be affected by prayers, personal actions and even magic.