Go Away, Dick Morris. For Good.

Nov 7 2012 @ 1:11pm

The following video from yesterday is the clearest reason why the Dish decided to rename our Von Hoffman Award: The man is a buffoon. And a whore. I use that term to describe something like his current book, released in October:

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Below is a chronological sample of his Twitter feed from last night:





















End of transmission. How about the end of his Fox career?

The next day, Morris tweets the link to this mea culpa. It begins:

I’ve got egg on my face. I predicted a Romney landslide and, instead, we ended up with an Obama squeaker. The key reason for my bum prediction is that I mistakenly believed that the 2008 surge in black, Latino, and young voter turnout would recede in 2012 to “normal” levels. Didn’t happen. These high levels of minority and young voter participation are here to stay. And, with them, a permanent reshaping of our nation’s politics.

He says he predicted the Romney landslide based on the polls available. His job is to interpret polls. If there is any accountability in the pundit-consultant-whore class, he should apply for a job at Starbucks. Update from a reader:

Maybe it’s piling on, but in his mea culpa, Dick Morris refers to an Obama “squeaker.” So, when he predicted a Romney 325-213 win it was a “landslide,” but a 332-206 Obama win (assuming Florida holds) is a “squeaker.” No shame.