Former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush Scott Jennings was smug as he told Democratic Pundit Karen Finney that Democrats would lose everything.
Karen Finney was right. Scott Jennings was wrong.
Most pundits and pollsters got it all wrong. The pollsters are trying to bloviate by stating there was a margin of error in their forecasts, but many of them were completely blown away. Worse, the blue wave that hit many states where legislatures flipped was not predicted. Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania flipped. Supermajorities that Republicans had hoped for in some legislatures did not materialize.
Republican pundits like Scott Jennings and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went on to Sunday news programs to gloat about a win that had not yet occurred. Jennings did the same thing in the clip in the included video.
“You go back to 2010 and 2014, amazing results when Barack Obama gets involved in a midterm,” Jennings said with a smirk. “I think the fact that he’s out there also tells you what we know about the election. Joe Biden can’t be out there. So this is the only person they can put out. They have. Democrats have bet everything on abortion, everything with nine days to go. It’s Social Security. It’s Medicare, it’s fear. It’s and then and it finally it’s we made a huge mess. And what are you going to do to clean it up? It’s too late. It’s not going to work.”
Karen Finney reminded Jenning that 2018 was a great year for Democrats with Obama on the trail as well. She corrected the record. Democrats were not running solely on abortion but on a multitude of issues. She did not underestimate Americans’ intellect as Jennings did.
Well, the election is over now, and Jennings has eggs all over his face. These guys never come back on TV to apologize but instead try to find reasons to justify their bad calls. Most of them have no real attachment to working-class America.