Noted psychic Robert F. Kennedy predicted the election of an African American president in 2008. In a 1968 radio address on the Voice of America, Kennedy said:
[Things are] moving so fast in race relations, a Negro could be president in 40 years … There is no question about it. In the next 40 years a Negro can achieve the same position that my brother had.
See the Washington Post (Washington, D.C.) May 27, 1968.
Kennedy was killed later that year.
Journalist Tim Russert died suddenly just 5 days after mentioning this prediction on the Meet the Press program (June 8, 2008).