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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:32 PM

Dick Morris: ‘I Goofed’ With Romney Landslide Prediction, ‘I Was Wrong’ To Question Media Polls

Source: Mediaite

In a new video on his website, Dick Morris explained how he “goofed” when he predicted not only that Mitt Romney would win the presidential election, but that he would win by a big margin, if not a landslide. It came down to the assumptions underlying the polling, he said. Acknowledging he was wrong, Morris said the media’s polls turned out to be accurate.

“I thought Obama would be buried in a landslide, instead I’ve been in a bit of a mudslide on my face,” Morris said. “Sorry about that. I was wrong.”

Morris said all his analysis suggested that the media polls were wrong — and that conclusion was based “on the assumption that they were wrong, the media was wrong, in saying that there would be the same high level of black, Latino and young voter turnout in 2012 that there was in 2008.” Because there wasn’t the same level of turnout in the years prior, he added.

“I was wrong,” he said, “and the media polls were right.”

Read more: http://www.mediaite.com/online/dick-morris-i-goofed-with-romney-landslide-prediction-i-was-wrong-to-question-media-polls/



Landslide Dick eats crow

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Adenoid_Hynkel Nov 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #1
Adenoid_Hynkel Nov 2012 #3
dchill Nov 2012 #2
TexasProgresive Nov 2012 #4
pinto Nov 2012 #5
closeupready Nov 2012 #6
PossumSqueezins Nov 2012 #7
Gamecock Lefty Nov 2012 #8
rtracey Nov 2012 #9
CuriousAboutPolls Nov 2012 #16
PossumSqueezins Nov 2012 #19
Coyotl Nov 2012 #22
Dubster Nov 2012 #10
PatrynXX Nov 2012 #11
lunatica Nov 2012 #12
DCKit Nov 2012 #13
Faygo Kid Nov 2012 #14
SoCalMusicLover Nov 2012 #15
Vinnie From Indy Nov 2012 #17
AAO Nov 2012 #18
Blasphemer Nov 2012 #20
Canuckistanian Nov 2012 #21
PossumSqueezins Nov 2012 #23
Smuckies Nov 2012 #24
tavernier Nov 2012 #25
Adenoid_Hynkel Nov 2012 #26
savalez Nov 2012 #27
Scairp Nov 2012 #28
nixonwasbetterthanW Nov 2012 #29
A-Schwarzenegger Nov 2012 #30

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:33 PM

1. He should quit because he failed at his job

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:35 PM

3. What was that Clint said?

Oh, yes - "If someone doesn't do the job, you gotta let him go."

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:34 PM

2. So next time, Dick, just leave it to the experts.

Stay out of it.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:36 PM

4. I'll say this for him

He is the first of his ilk that has ever admitted being wrong- at least in my experience.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:39 PM

5. Morris has become a sad caricature of himself, in a way. As has Trump.

Will be nice to see them fade from the media spotlight.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:41 PM

6. Dick who?

??

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:43 PM

7. Fat Stupid Conservatard Douche is Wrong.

Wow. Stop the presses.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:44 PM

8. Dick?

That is his name, right? Dick?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:44 PM

9. As he should

His apology is meaningless. He helped create "unskewed polls" in order to basically lie to voters into voting for Romney. He knew the polls were incorrect. He knew Nate Silver had and has an excellent track record, and could have done the correct thing, but he chose to be underhanded and deceitful. This election proved something to me, it proved that the american voter is not stupid, and can see things for themselves. He (in my opinion) has ruined his "career" as a pollster/expert by lying.

"on the assumption that they were wrong, the media was wrong, in saying that there would be the same high level of black, Latino and young voter turnout in 2012 that there was in 2008.”

Why?, you are also showing your racist side too, Dick. Why wouldn't the Latino and blacks care about their lives now as much as in 2008.. actually it was your group that didn't show up Dick.....Walk away, give us that big Nixon wave and go sit on the porch with Romney, Newt, Palin, Trump and the other meaningless political scabs....

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Response to rtracey (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:00 PM

16. Untold story...

I think a majorly untold story...of this campaign is the fact that the Republicans kept pushing the idea that minorities wouldn't vote in a gleeful way, in a hopeful way "well, we hope that African Americans and Hispanics won't vote." Not only does this betray their racism but also their absolute hatred of democracy. I heard Obama encouraging people to get out and vote on many occasions and often followed with "whomever you are going to vote for." That is a difference between the candidates that was largely ignored and has major importance. One side want this country to honor its responsibility to vote and take part in the process. The other side is hoping and praying that minority(but now quickly growing)portions of the population will just stay home. Sad.

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Response to rtracey (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:20 PM

19. That's one way to look at it

But his being wrong may have helped us win. Predicting a Romney landslide may have kept people in lines to vote for Obama for hours instead of giving up and leaving. Predicting a Romney landslide may have made complacent Republicans stay home. And predicting a Romney landslide means that he's going to have a few less microphones pushed in his face four years from now.

Doesn't matter much now. He was wrong. He's an ass. We won. American won.

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Response to rtracey (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:48 PM

22. He has already taken his paychecks to the bank.

Now he can crow about them, as surely he will rather than sit down to a sincere dinner of crow.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:44 PM

10. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:45 PM

11. alas

Fox had it wrong and probably (good for us) lead Republicans to believe Mitt was a shoo in. think I've gotten that bit from Dad already who had been scoffing that this was a John Kerry Repeat republican style. which in a way it wasn't Fox is supposed to report the news then whoever decides. alas they didn't report the other side. So Fox's version of balanced isn't and it was to the Rights disadvantage. At some point Republicans have to disconnect themselves from Fox. Or this really will be a single party system like Rove wanted but in reverse

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:46 PM

12. I bet his lower pouting lip was slimy with spit too

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:47 PM

13. Sorry Dick, this blindingly white homeboy voted too.

 

I'm "other" in your book. look me up under "Queer".

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:48 PM

14. "I goofed, but send me money, you rubes."

These clowns are masters of fleecing the flock.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:54 PM

15. WHY Do These ASSHOLES Keep Their Jobs?

It is sad that we live in a country, where there is NO penalty for being wrong.

This POS will be back in a couple of years, with more Worthless predictions, and somehow he will continue to have a good reputation, and get paid to speak his views.

If there were any rationale to people in this world, he would be ignored for his blatantly wrong predictions, which he always seems to stake his reputation on. Well guess what, your reputation is GARBAGE, and so are you. GO AWAY!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:00 PM

17. LOL! Morris is merely one of several right wing con men

He along with Gingrich, Santorum and the rest are grifters.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:04 PM

18. Landslide Dick eats crow - How's that crow with those toes, Dick?

 

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:25 PM

20. At least he admits he was wrong as opposed to blaming the citizens of the country...

Acknowledges the GOP has to change as opposed to chasting the electorate for abandoning US values. Most on the right are crying and whining.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:32 PM

21. His record is spotless

He's NEVER right

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:50 PM

23. Back to hooker toes!

LOL

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:50 PM

24. Serving of crow coming right up..

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:56 PM

25. However, on fox, he said ...

I thought romney would win in a landslide. Instead Obama won in a squeaker.

SQUEAKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that was reported a few minutes ago on msnbc by Martin Bashir

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Response to tavernier (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:58 PM

26. Even though he predicted about 320 electoral votes for the Romney landslide

the same amount Obama won in what Dick now calls a squeaker

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:19 PM

27. He could save face by saying that he was right but

he just got the candidates mixed up.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:49 PM

28. Jesus these people

You should hear them on Faux right now, a program called the Five-something or other. Of course the goddamned sky is falling because Obama won, and he didn't get a mandate. Last I saw he did win the popular vote as well as the electoral college. Or am I delusional too? And Dick Morris, what else could he say? I can't believe he once worked for Bill Clinton. He is so incompetent only Fox would ever employ him.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:30 PM

29. "squeaker" notes


Obama "squeaked in" yesterday with a popular vote margin that the latest figures show will rival the margin of GWB's second-election margin (2.46 points) and is, well, infinitely greater than GWB's first-election margin. Dick Morris lies (I know -- you're all shocked) by at least a factor of two in his column when he says the Obama margin was 1 point.

In other words, over the past four presidential elections, Obama's 2012 popular vote margin may well end up being worse only than his own performance in 2008, when an incredible wave of fortuitous events (Palin, financial meltdown, Bush fatigue) put him up by 7 points.


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