Dick Morris Blames Chris Christie And The 'Ghettoizing' Of The GOP For His Awful Election Prediction
Fox News contributor and former Bill Clinton adviser Dick Morris made a bold prediction Monday that Mitt Romney would win the election in a "landslide" — and this morning, he's trying to explain why he was so wrong.
His verdict: Changing demographics and Chris Christie's bipartisan embrace of President Barack Obama in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
In an explanatory post on his Morris' website, Morris first goes at Christie:
But the more proximate cause of my error was that I did not take full account of the impact of hurricane Sandy and of Governor Chris Christie’s bipartisan march through New Jersey arm in arm with President Obama. Not to mention Christie’s fawning promotion of Obama’s presidential leadership.
It made all the difference. ... By working seamlessly with an acerbic Republican Governor like Christie, Obama was able to blunt Romney’s advantage in this crucial area.
He then embraces the reality — that Republicans are having trouble connecting with an increasingly diverse electorate. He writes that the GOP's "tilt toward white middle aged and older voters is ghettoizing the party so that even bad economic times are not enough to sway the election."