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Dick Morris admits he Predicted a Romney Landslide To Encourage Republicans

NOVEMBER 12, 2012

Dick Morris visited the Hannity show tonight to explain how he got it so wrong with his prediction of a “landslidey” Romney win. After blaming Hurricane Sandy and acknowledging that he got it “dead wrong” about the demographic turnout, Morris made a jaw-dropping admission. That his prediction was designed to help turn around Romney’s failing campaign.

Morris hinted at what was to come when he said early on, “I called it as I saw it from the polling and I did the best I could and I also worked very hard for Romney.” That right there is disturbing. Morris is billed by Fox News as a “political analyst” and is usually introduced on the air, as he is in this segment, as “former Clinton advisor.” And he did not disclose that he was working for Romney when he made his predictions, at least none that I saw.

But later, Morris openly admitted his prediction was an election ploy:

Sean, I hope people aren’t mad at me about it… I spoke about what I believed and I think that there was a period of time when the Romney campaign was falling apart, people were not optimistic, nobody thought there was a chance of victory and I felt that it was my duty at that point to go out and say what I said. And at the time that I said it, I believe I was right.

In other words, don’t hold a grudge because was only trying to help the home team.

But there’s good news for progressives in Morris’ latest prediction at the end of the segment:

The Republican Party will recover because ultimately, this president’s policies are wrong and they’re going to lead to an economic collapse in the second term which is going to make the Republican Party look great.

Could there be any better indicator that good economic times are ahead for the country, President Obama and Democrats?

Video below via Mediaite which didn’t just miss the import of Morris’ confession, they didn’t even think it worth mentioning.

by Anonymousreply 1011/13/2012

Sure...because Dick Morris has that kind of audience.

Such a putz.

by Anonymousreply 111/13/2012

It's pretty amazing that he's admitting it. I give him 1/1000th of a point of credit for that.

by Anonymousreply 211/13/2012

Wouldn't predicting an Obama win get more Republicans energized in order to prove the "lamestram media" wrong?

Dick, let me introduce you to my friend: U. Fuller Schitt.

by Anonymousreply 311/13/2012

They really are the party of stupid. The more they talk, the more convinced you are that they are idiots, and when they try to explain their many errors they reveal how clueless they are at even advocating for themselves in a consistent and cogent way.

Just do yourselves a favor and shut up.

On second thought, do the country a big favor and keep on talking. The more you talk the more you shoot yourselves.

by Anonymousreply 411/13/2012

[quote] Wouldn't predicting an Obama win get more Republicans energized in order to prove the "lamestram media" wrong?

No, because they are sheep. If they think their guy is losing, they'll stay home and start the whine-party early.

by Anonymousreply 511/13/2012

what a clown

so when he is wrong, he is really right!

by Anonymousreply 611/13/2012

I also used Dick's polls to convince donors that Romney had a chance.

by Anonymousreply 711/13/2012

And I used Dick the Dick's rantings to motivate Democrats because I knew he was motivating Republicans.

Republicans, they only sell the sizzle...

by Anonymousreply 811/13/2012

Dick: I'm a partisan hack, but I'm not stupid.

by Anonymousreply 911/13/2012

People used to get all hot under the collar and ask sponsors not to advertise on Fox News ... . now it's the opposite. We should all write to Fox and beg them to continue with their insane "news coverage." The crazier they get, the more we win.

by Anonymousreply 1011/13/2012
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