Dick Morris is still struggling to explain why his predictions for a Romney landslide on election day were so flagrantly wrong. And during an appearance on the Sean Hannity show, he made what I think is an important admission, even while claiming that he really believed it:
“I called it as I saw it from the polling, and I did the best I could — and I also worked very hard for Romney…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.”
I can guarantee you that Romney’s campaign managers did not believe that they were going to win in a landslide. They probably did believe that they could win a very narrow victory if everything broke right for them, and the polls were close enough for that to be a realistic possibility, but only someone completely blind to reality and borderline delusional could have believed it would be an easy win.