Skip to comments.Howard Kurtz: A Romney Win Would Be 'A Crushing Blow for the Punditocracy'
Posted on 11/05/2012 5:37:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
At the Daily Beast, Howard Kurtz reports "The press is heading into Election Day increasingly confident that the president will beat Romney." He thinks that's a reasonable opinion, but he asks: what if they're wrong?
"If Obama somehow manages to lose, it will be a stunning defeat for the nations first African-American president. But it will also be a crushing blow for the punditocracy that headed into Election Day filled with confidence that Obama had it in the bag. And Fox News wont let the mainstream media hear the end of it." Kurtz also mocked the "ludicrous" Obama-landslide prediction of CNBC's Jim Cramer:
He noted the Washington Post's Crystal Ball Contest slanted toward Obama-wins picks, "from The Fix columnist Chris Cillizza to Mad Money maven Jim Cramer (who ludicrously said Obama would capture 400 electoral votes. Stick to stocks, Cramer). The only exceptions were Republican strategist Leslie Sanchez andfor what its worthAndrew Beyer, the papers horse-racing columnist."
Kurtz underplayed it: Cramer said Obama would win 440 electoral points and the popular vote 55 to 45. Cramer was more optimistic than MSNBC's leftist weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry, who saw a 50-47 Obama win and 297 electoral votes for the Dems. Gamblers would love to bet some "Mad Money" with Cramer considering his point spread.
Even the liberal site Salon is mocking Cramer. "Anyone who agrees with the bearded booyah boy should get in touch. Ive got some shares of Bear Stearns to sell you."
Mittens by 6.
“”””If Obama somehow manages to lose, it will be a stunning defeat for the nations first African-American president””
hussein is not an African american. He is white like his momma.
Even Nate Silver thinks Cramer is crocked.
Wisconsin will have snow and rain and in the 30’s. Depressed turnout?
Crammer is awful at picking stocks too!
Didn’t I read that his father was mostly Arab and only a trace black?
Why would an Obama loss be “stunning”? What would be stunning is if the lying, Marxist, incompetent horse’s ass actually fools most of the people again, and wins.
Maybe for Democrats. Republicans are pretty much "broken glass" Republicans for this election.
He looks pretty black in the pictures that I have seen.
We can only hope their heads explode and we never see them again...
Oh, for crying out loud, just stop it. Any person looking at a picture of Barack Obama Sr. would (sensibly) conclude that he's got far more than just a "trace" of black in him.
Conversely, look very closely, and try to find any "trace" of Arab in the man. I certainly can't.
He is white like his momma.”
I understand he may be part Arab. At this point in time absent a true birth certificate and valid DNA tests and other documents, I question whether we know who his true parents were, his exact date, time and place of birth, where he was educated, his citizenship or his social security number. Too much unverified information for someone that so many trusted with so much power.
Barack Hussein Obama - Arab-American, only 6.25% African
Post, Tribune: Is Obama really African-American?
Obama: Arab American?
Heck no... This is typical fall weather. Now if it was a full blown blizzard we may have a problem.
Naaah..Not for Cramer....listen to him!!...buy for 2 weeks....then short for 6 months!....Think I'm kidding??...Do your own DD!....*G*
wow..I never saw that pic before..thanks for posting it
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