At the end of October, disgraced former Clinton adviser turned Fox News contributor Dick Morris predicted Mitt Romney was going to win in a landslide. "Pollster John McLaughlin and I went through the actual results of the last four elections and on average, the Republicans had 1 percent more than the Democrats," Morris said in an interview with Bill O'Reilly about the New York Times' poll. "So that poll is off by a factor of 8. So instead of Obama winning by 1, Romney would win Florida by 7."
As we know now, Romney did not win in a landslide, with Obama even beating the Republican nominee in Florida. So, how did Morris get it so wrong? Simple: He was just saying what he had to say to delude the conservative base.
Here's what Morris, who is frequently touted on Fox News as "an analyst," a title connoting objectivity, told Sean Hannity in an interview last night (emphasis mine):
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.
Never underestimate the destructive power of a stupid man with a sense of duty.
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