HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » 10 Right-Wingers Who Got ...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:53 AM

10 Right-Wingers Who Got Election 2012 Hilariously Wrong

http://www.alternet.org/ten-right-wingers-who-got-election-2012-hilariously-wrong

10 Right-Wingers Who Got Election 2012 Hilariously Wrong

Faith-based analysis doesn't cut it. Maybe in 2016, they'll read Nate Silver like normal people.


AlterNet / By Editorial Staff COMMENT NOW!
10 Right-Wingers Who Got Election 2012 Hilariously Wrong
Faith-based analysis doesn't cut it. Maybe in 2016, they'll read Nate Silver like normal people.
November 6, 2012 |


We really had a contest between the reality-based community, and a conservative movement that had convinced itself that Obama was so heinous that there was simply no way the American people could possibly re-elect him. Progressives read the polling averages, and read Nate Silver to stave off the anxiety created by a beltway media intent on making the race appear to be a toss-up. As conservatives slept, they dreamed of Ronald Reagan's electoral maps, all painted red, and a defeated, weak Democrat limping off the field of battle, chastened by Real America.

They say the only poll that counts is the final one. And it has revealed a number of conservative pundits people who make their living gauging the state of the race to be utterly clueless. So join us, as we take a tour of their wild swings-and-misses. Enjoy the Schadenfreude!

1. Michael Barone

You almost get the sense that Michael Barone, a relatively fact-based analyst, drew the short straw for this one .

- snip -

Barone then called all of the contested states except for Nevada for Mitt Romney.

Bottom line: Romney 315, Obama 223. That sounds high for Romney. But he could drop Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and still win the election. Fundamentals.

2. Peggy Noonan's Good Vibrations

- snip -

All the vibrations are right.

Oh, Peggy.

3. Karl Rove: Party ID

MORE AT LINK

0 replies, 602 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Reply to this thread