It is true that Dick Morris predicted a landslide victory for Romney as did many others including me. We were all operating under a basic political preconception: “It’s the economy, stupid.” Which of course came from James Carville.
Little did we know the dynamic had changed and now it’s the demographics, stupid. That was Morris’s big mistake. Many people now WANT higher taxes (on others) and bigger government. It’s the demographics, stupid. OK we get it.
Morris failed to take voter fraud into account. That’s a serious mistake for a Democrat.
RE: Little did we know the dynamic had changed and now its the demographics
Who woulda thunk that Michael Barone, one of America’s foremost demographic observers would get it wrong too?
Here are some of the folks FReepers tended to trust who got it wrong last November ( as far as I can remember ):
Wayne Allyn Root (Las Vegas odds maker who claims he’s seldom wrong)
(add your name or organization here ).
The two most correct predictors:
Nate Silver of the NY Times
I didn't think it would be a landslide, but I did think that Romney would win. I'm convinced that Hurricane Sandy, along with Chris Christie's glowing comments about Obama, and stroll along the beach, convinced enough undecideds that maybe Obama wasn't such a bad president ater all, and we should stick with him. Had it not been for Christie, I think Romney would be the President today.
LOL, Free Republic is schizophrenic on this issue. Much of its readership blames the loss on running RINOs like Romney. Others like you blame it on demographics. It cannot be both. If the demographics have shifted in favor of a "gimme, gimme" electorate, then a more conservative candidate would have done even worse than Romney.