The Cranach Institute is not the only news source that holds itself accountable by checking its annual predictions. Politico Magazine does the same with the whole pundit community, publishing a story on “The Worst Political Predictions of 2016.”
The point is not just the wrong predictions; of course, hardly anyone predicted that Donald Trump would beat Hillary Clinton. But what is so amusing about these particular statements, whatever your political preference, is the contrast between the tone of snarky self-confidence, often with mockery of the other side, and the deflating reality.
After the jump, read the predictions about Clinton’s victory, then follow the link to the other 8 topics that the experts were wrong about. [Read more…]