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Dick Morris Doubles Down on Romney Landslide Prediction

This is an absolutely hilarious column, which Morris titles, "Here comes the landslide." It's totally disconnected from reality and, of course, totally devoid of any supporting data. Morris also confidently predicts that the Senate will turn Republican, 53-47. Selected excerpts below:

Then, in October, Obama lost the Southern swing states of Florida (29) and Virginia (13). He also lost Colorado (10), bringing his total to 255 votes.

And now, he faces the erosion of the northern swing states: Ohio (18), New Hampshire (4) and Iowa (6). Only in the union-anchored state of Nevada (9) does Obama still cling to a lead.

In the next few days, the battle will move to Pennsylvania (20), Michigan (15), Wisconsin (10) and Minnesota (16). Ahead in Pennsylvania, tied in Michigan and Wisconsin, and slightly behind in Minnesota, these new swing states look to be the battleground.

Or will the Romney momentum grow and wash into formerly safe Democratic territory in New Jersey and Oregon?


The impact on Senate races could be profound. Give the GOP easy pickups in Nebraska and North Dakota. Wisconsin has been a roller coaster. Once an easy win for Republican Tommy Thompson, then a likely loss as Democrat Tammy Baldwin caught up, and now Republican again, it will probably be a third pickup. Romney’s surge in Virginia is propelling George Allen to a good lead for the first time all campaign. In Montana, Republican Denny Rehberg holds and has held for some time a small lead over Democrat incumbent Jon Tester. And, in Pennsylvania, Smith has powered his campaign to a small lead over Democrat Bob Casey Jr.

The GOP now leads in these six takeaways. But it is also within easy striking distance in Ohio and Florida, where incumbents are under 50 percent and Republican challengers Connie Mack (Fla.) and Josh Mandel (Ohio) are only a few points behind. It may even be possible to entertain daydreams of Rhode Island (Barry Hinckley) and New Jersey (Joe Kyrillos) going Republican.

by Paulreply 3311/07/2012

Other Dick Morris predictions:

Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice will face off against each other in the 2008 presidential elections.

There will be a government shut-down in 2010

Donald Trump will run for president and probably get the nomination.

Rick Lazio will beat Hillary Clinton for New York's U.S. Senate seat

This clown couldn't predict six o'clock at 5:30

by Paulreply 110/31/2012

He's becoming the new Criswell.

by Paulreply 210/31/2012

If indeed he's wrong, I hope he gets called out for his BS as loudly and widely as possible.

by Paulreply 310/31/2012

The Romney "surge" in the polls calls to mind the lead-up to the Facebook IPO when the media talking heads peddled the idea that the opportunity to buy in at $38 per share was too good to pass up.

by Paulreply 410/31/2012

[quote]If indeed he's wrong, I hope he gets called out for his BS as loudly and widely as possible.

He works for FOX, so it's more likely he'll get a promotion.

by Paulreply 510/31/2012

R4, Brilliant! I had not thought of the comparison before, but if you think about it, everything about Romney is like the Facebook IPO, not like Facebook itself, just the IPO.

by Paulreply 610/31/2012

This is how stupid Dick Morris is...

Morris says Michigan has 15 electoral votes. It has 16.

He says Minnesota has 16 electoral votes. It has 10.

He says Colorado has 10 electoral votes. It has 9.

He says Nevada has nine electoral votes. It has 6.

by Paulreply 710/31/2012

In 2008, Dick Morris submitted weekly maps to He consitently took a state that carried for 2004 George W. Bush under 10 points -- Arkansas was R +9.76 -- and just flipped them into the 2008 Democratic column for Barack Obama. He didn't pay strict attention that Obama was rerouting the map; meaning that states which usually carried for winning Democrats, like Arkansas and West Virginia, were rejecting Obama while a state which was core for Republicans even in elections they lost -- specifically, Indiana -- was assumed by Morris to be carrying for John McCain. Ark. had 6 and W.Va. had 5 electoral votes which were equal to the 11 from Ind.

Dick Morris wasn't sharp in 2008, not by comparison to others, but at least then he was somewhat dignified. Even though he was hackish in his predictions. Now, he's a complete joke and this low form of yes-man for Fox News and rightwing media.

by Paulreply 810/31/2012

Perhaps he and the Koch brothers (and Mitt Romney) know something that we don't.

Their confidence in Romney's win is somewhat mind boggling.

But don't forget - Wall Street and powerful corporations have a HUGE interest in Mitt Romney becoming President. He is literally their ticket to finally unraveling the middle class, and locking the 1% firmly into power for the next 100 years.

Don't underestimate how evil, how manipulative, and how dishonest these people are.

Look at how polls have been manipulated and how media reports have been skewed towards Romney, in the last month.

My fear is that it is a serious campaign by the Koch Brothers and other big money interests, to steal the election and make it look legitimate.

This announcement by Morris could be part of that campaign.

We'll see what happens next week.

by Paulreply 910/31/2012

r10, indeed!

by Paulreply 1110/31/2012

Just stand firm, everyone, and if you see a voter being intimidated by a "poll watcher" get involved. Tell him to "get out of this citizen's face;" they're not expecting informed opposition.

Then, if all else fails, stomp their asses. That's mandated somewhere in the Constitution.

by Paulreply 1310/31/2012

Freepers becoming unhinged!

Always a good sign!

by Paulreply 1510/31/2012

Come on over R16

by Paulreply 1710/31/2012

[quote]I'm afraid Morris might be right this time,

Of course he isn't.

[quote]Romney has the momentum,

And no, he doesn't. Romney got a bump three weeks ago but hasn't budged since. The recent polls have mostly gone Obama's way.

[quote]it could very well be a landslide.

Not a chance, not for either candidate. I'm curious: why did you post such an obvious lie?

by Paulreply 1810/31/2012

Fox must pay him out of their ENTERTAINMENT budget.

by Paulreply 1910/31/2012

There is going to be a lot of depressed tea baggers and right wing nutjobs come Tuesday night. On Wednesday at noon, there will be a press conference where both Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich will announce that they are running for president in 2016.

by Paulreply 2010/31/2012

Actually, they won't be just depressed; they'll be furious. They'll be absolutely convinced that Obama (and probably ACORN) stole the election. Because, after all, everyone just knows that:

- a president can't be reelected when the economy is this bad

- that Obama is losing the independents so he must be losing the race

- that the undecided voters always break for the challenger

- that the polls are drastically underestimating the number of Republican voters

- that Romney has the momentum

etc., etc., etc. The fact that everyone one of these statements is false just doesn't get through to these morons. Read the comments in that Dick Morris post for proof.

by Paulreply 2110/31/2012

My mother seems convinced that he and Toesie had a baby?

by Paulreply 2210/31/2012

Dick Morris is a sleazy, third-rate hack. He couldn't predict the sun coming up and if he could he'd lie about it.

He's a pitch-perfect representative of the Faux News network.

by Paulreply 2311/01/2012

Uh oh, even Dick Morris is back-pedaling now.

[quote]"With that caution in mind, a danger signal comes from the latest Rasmussen Poll reflecting a two point gain for Obama. Whereas before the storm, Rasmussen showed Romney two ahead, he now has the race tied at 48-48. That is troublesome.

[quote]"And, in Pennsylvania, Romney led on Wednesday night by two points but on Thursday night's polling, he was tied. We have also seem slippage for Romney in Michigan."

[quote]"More troubling, Rasmussen shows a two point gain for Obama in job approval rising from 48% to 50% in the current poll."

You in danger, Willard!

by Paulreply 2411/02/2012

I just love how he went from "landslide" to "danger signs" literally overnight.

by Paulreply 2511/02/2012

He's solid in Florida and Virginia and he doesn't even need them to win.

Obama is rock solid with 247. This means he only needs 23 to win. And he is 99% certain to win another 16. This give him a 99% chance of STARTING OUT with 263. He only need SEVEN electoral votes to walk away with it.

He will easily pop over the 300 ev mark.

The Dems found the key. A light skinned black guy who will grab all the black vote, which normally goes 10% Republican and isn't threatening to the whites, cause he's half white.

This is the time when if Obama were white he'd be losing because in the battle ground states those 10% black votes would go to the Republicans and they'd be stomping it out.

by Paulreply 2611/02/2012

I don't know, R26, the times they are a-changing and that magical 10% of the Black vote isn't gong to save Republicans.

As a DL fave put it:

“The demographics race we’re losing badly,” said Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.). “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.” --Washington Post, August 29, 2012

by Paulreply 2711/03/2012

[quote]I'm afraid Morris might be right this time, Romney has the momentum, it could very well be a landslide.

You are as *cute* as a button.

by Paulreply 2811/03/2012

Let's all point and laugh at Dick Morris!

Dumbass was so, so wrong about the Romney landslide.

He was also totally wrong here: "And, in Pennsylvania, Smith has powered his campaign to a small lead over Democrat Bob Casey Jr."

And here: "The GOP now leads in these six takeaways. But it is also within easy striking distance in Ohio and Florida, where incumbents are under 50 percent and Republican challengers Connie Mack (Fla.) and Josh Mandel (Ohio) are only a few points behind. It may even be possible to entertain daydreams of Rhode Island (Barry Hinckley) and New Jersey (Joe Kyrillos) going Republican"

by Paulreply 2911/07/2012

Point and laugh at all these freepers fucks!

by Paulreply 3011/07/2012

Hey Dick suck on these toes!

by Paulreply 3111/07/2012

He was the main one was whowas absolutely certain that mitt "loser" romney was going to win. So was Carl rove. I hope that these two's careers end today.

by Paulreply 3211/07/2012

The penis head is coming up on the hour on Fox to see how he explains this away....

by Paulreply 3311/07/2012
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