Dick Morris has egg all over his face after predicting a Mitt Romney landslide in the presidential election. Um, did anyone even believe this windbag, who has been so wrong many, many times in the past. He said he underestimated the high levels of black and Hispanic turnout, as well as the effect of Hurricane Sandy. Whatever, dude. Whatever Mr. Toesucker:
I’ve got egg on my face. I predicted a Romney landslide and, instead, we ended up with an Obama squeaker.
The key reason for my bum prediction is that I mistakenly believed that the 2008 surge in black, Latino, and young voter turnout would recede in 2012 to “normal” levels. Didn’t happen. These high levels of minority and young voter participation are here to stay. And, with them, a permanent reshaping of our nation’s politics.
In 2012, 13% of the vote was cast by blacks. In 04, it was 11%. This year, 10% was Latino. In ’04 it was 8%. This time, 19% was cast by voters under 30 years of age. In ’04 it was 17%. Taken together, these results swelled the ranks of Obama’s three-tiered base by five to six points, accounting fully for his victory.
I derided the media polls for their assumption of what did, in fact happen: That blacks, Latinos, and young people would show up in the same numbers as they had in 2008. I was wrong. They did.
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 Christe’s fawning promotion of Obama’s presidential leadership.
It made all the difference. Source
Yeah, tell Rush Limbaugh that Romney landslide he predicted didn’t happen. Sandra Fluke is getting the last laugh. I wonder if Karl Rove and Donald Trump have come up for air yet? All that money Rove, Dick Armey, Sheldon Adelson and the pro-Romney super PACs spent was in vain. LOL.
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