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Howard Kurtz: A Romney Win Would Be 'A Crushing Blow for the Punditocracy'
NewsBusters ^ | November 5, 2012 | Tim Graham

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 nation’s 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 won’t 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 and—for what it’s worth—Andrew Beyer, the paper’s 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. I’ve got some shares of Bear Stearns to sell you."


TOPICS: Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: msm; obama; romney; tv
The on-air suicides and nervous breakdowns will be reminiscent of 1929.
1 posted on 11/05/2012 5:38:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mittens by 6.


2 posted on 11/05/2012 5:40:23 PM PST by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“”””If Obama somehow manages to lose, it will be a stunning defeat for the nation’s first African-American president””

hussein is not an African american. He is white like his momma.


3 posted on 11/05/2012 5:51:13 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Even Nate Silver thinks Cramer is crocked.


4 posted on 11/05/2012 5:52:19 PM PST by oblomov
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wisconsin will have snow and rain and in the 30’s. Depressed turnout?


5 posted on 11/05/2012 5:54:37 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Crammer is awful at picking stocks too!


6 posted on 11/05/2012 5:59:45 PM PST by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: shelterguy

Didn’t I read that his father was mostly Arab and only a trace black?


7 posted on 11/05/2012 6:00:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


8 posted on 11/05/2012 6:14:00 PM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: ez
Wisconsin will have snow and rain and in the 30’s. Depressed turnout?

Maybe for Democrats. Republicans are pretty much "broken glass" Republicans for this election.

9 posted on 11/05/2012 6:15:23 PM PST by marktwain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He looks pretty black in the pictures that I have seen.


10 posted on 11/05/2012 6:17:01 PM PST by marktwain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We can only hope their heads explode and we never see them again...


11 posted on 11/05/2012 6:20:49 PM PST by matginzac
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Didn’t I read that his father was mostly Arab and only a trace black?

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.

12 posted on 11/05/2012 6:22:03 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: shelterguy; 2ndDivisionVet

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.


13 posted on 11/05/2012 6:27:00 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Duh!


14 posted on 11/05/2012 6:33:35 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: Windflier; marktwain

Barack Hussein Obama - Arab-American, only 6.25% African
http://www.cf-cia.org/obama_lineage.htm

Post, Tribune: Is Obama really African-American?
http://kennethelamb.blogspot.com/2008/02/barak-obama-questions-about-ethnic.html

Obama: Arab American?
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2008/02/obama-arab-amer.html


15 posted on 11/05/2012 6:36:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: marktwain

Heck no... This is typical fall weather. Now if it was a full blown blizzard we may have a problem.


16 posted on 11/05/2012 6:37:51 PM PST by between_the_lines_mn
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Yeah, Obama Sr was barely black at all...BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!
17 posted on 11/05/2012 6:42:41 PM PST by Mr Rogers
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To: Sicon
What would be stunning is if the lying, Marxist, incompetent horse’s ass actually fools most of the people again, and wins.

So true!

18 posted on 11/05/2012 6:51:38 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Grams A
Obama's real daddy


19 posted on 11/05/2012 7:16:06 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The on-air suicides and nervous breakdowns will be reminiscent of 1929. ,,,<<

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*

20 posted on 11/05/2012 7:18:47 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: MuttTheHoople

wow..I never saw that pic before..thanks for posting it


21 posted on 11/05/2012 7:45:40 PM PST by CaraM (Faithless is he who quits when the road darkens.)
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