Dick Morris went out on a limb in predicting a presidential race landslide for Mitt Romney. He was more than a bit off, with President Obama claiming at least 303 Electoral College votes - far more than the 270 needed to win. Which raises a question about the FOXNews analyst - does he have any credibility left?
Morris tried to explain his bad pick on "The O'Reilly Factor" Wednesday. "I plead guilty, I goofed, I made a mistake. I under-counted the minority turnout and women and young people, single women." About the Obama campaign's wildly successful get-out-the-vote operation: "I thought that the 2008 turnout was a fluke."
Morris has made errant predictions before. His 2005 book, "Condi vs. Hillary" prophesized a Rice-Clinton race that never materialized.
Then there's his history as a political chameleon. He won national fame for his 1996 role as a consultant to President Bill Clinton's successful reelection - before resigning over a prostitution scandal. But he soon turned into a virulent Clinton critic and later a tea party activist.
Some political junkies have had enough of Morris. "In a true market-based economy, @AnnCoulter, @KarlRove and @DickMorrisTweet would all be fired and unemployable now," tweeted comedy writer Eli Braden.
@We_Won - I think the biggest pleasure I have derived from this election besides many of the wins, was how much egg the more obnoxious so called pundits of the Right now have on their face. Watching the backers and the back scratchers on the Right having a bad day really really makes my day.
Dick Morris is the real life Penguin from Batman. All he needs is an umbrella and a pipe in the corner of his mouth. Glenn Beck is the Riddler. These guys disseminate unreliable information. They are full of deceit and dishonesty. Why would anyone want to trust them?
Don't encourage them ! As Napoleon once said, " When your enemy is about to make a mistake, don't interfere. " On the contrary I would encourage the Republican Party to re-hire these idiots again come next election. With some luck they will repeat this fiasco for them again .
@Fitz I've been called everything from communist to fascist on the political scale. Just goes to show me how prevalent political tunnel vision is. Some people actually try to see beyond rote partisan dogma. What do you call someone who would allow abortions AND capital punishment? Predator drone strikes AND ending the wars? Restricting foreign aid AND attempting to maintain good foreign relations?