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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:38 AM

Worst Political Predictions of 2012

Pundit Tracker:

(1) Conservative Pundits: Romney will win the election in a landslide
Larry Kudlow: Romney will get 330 electoral votes
Dick Morris: Romney will get 325 electoral votes
Glenn Beck: Romney will get 321 electoral votes
George Will: Romney will get 321 electoral votes
Michael Barone: Romney will get 315 electoral votes
Wayne Allyn Root: Romney will win by 100-120 electoral votes

(2) Chris Matthews: Michele Bachmann will win the GOP nomination
Some have argued that Matthews was joking, but we don’t buy it. Decide for yourself.

(3) Dick Morris: Obama might pull out of the election
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<< As bad news piles up for the Democrats, I asked a top Democratic strategist if it were possible that President Obama might “pull a Lyndon Johnson” and soberly face the cameras, telling America that he has decided that the demands of partisan politics are interfering with his efforts to right our economy and that he has decided to withdraw to devote full time to our recovery. His answer: “Yes. It’s possible. If things continue as they are and have not turned around by January, it is certainly possible.”….. if the Republicans nominate a more moderate candidate such as Mitt Romney, Obama will not be able to rely on partisan animosity to succeed where job approval has failed. And, given all that, he might not even run. >> Dickmorris.com

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:44 AM

1. That's called wishful thinking.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:01 PM

2. #3 was Dick Morris lying again just like he admitted he lied about all the rosy

electoral numbers he predicted for Romney, saying he needed to do something to lift the party out of the doldrums. Why anybody would ever take Dick Morris seriously after 2012--even Fox News--is beyond me.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:27 PM

3. None of these. The award goes to every talking head on the TV machine that said "This thing

is gonna be CLOSE!" with that oh, so serious look on their face. Romney's crowds were getting huger and huger!

Also an award to Dan Rather who famously said on Election Eve that he had the feeling that Mitt Romney was going to be pleased on Election Night. I wonder what he had been smoking...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:02 PM

7. Yeah he said that he felt it in his gut.

He must have had gas or something.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:41 PM

8. CNN takes the cake for their "it's tied" regarding certain polls....

when President Obama was ahead by 4 points.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:24 PM

4. With Dick Morris's track record ...

... surely a Magic 8 Ball (or any random predictor) would be more accurate than him.

I'm serious.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:26 PM

5. Don't forget Grover's prediction of 1) taking the senate and 2) any R to be president to

to sign the R (senate and house) legislation.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:53 PM

6. Has Dick the toesucker ever gotten a political prediction correct?

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