Tuesday's election results were no surprise to George Kresge, Jr.
Kresge, better known as "The Amazing Kreskin," unveiled in a Thursday news conference by the United Nations Plaza that he picked Barack Obama to win 11 months ago. His pick was signed by a rabbi and then sealed in a lockbox.
The mentalist said it was important to note the timing of his prediction.
"Eleven months ago, the key people were [Senator] Hillary Clinton, [and former Mayor Rudy] Giuliani. And by the way, McCain was 13th down from the top, it wasn't something to even think about."
Kreskin said some of the reasons he chose Obama was because of Oprah Winfrey's endorsement.
He also said he predicted that a financial meltdown would hurt the Republican Party's image.