Election Predictors Who Got It Wrong

Many pundits ruled out Obama victory early
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Nov 6, 2008 1:22 PM CST
"We'll win Florida," Rudy Giuliani assured earlier. The swing state went to Obama.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – With the election over, what's more fun than calling out all those whose predictions were off—way off. Der Spiegel lists some highlights:

  • "He cannot win, Bill. He cannot win." Hillary Clinton, on Barack Obama
  • "We'll win Florida." Rudy Giuliani
  • "Virginians are really getting fired up for this ticket of McCain and Palin." George Allen
  • "Romney for the Republicans, Hillary for the Democrats." Ann Coulter, on the nominees

  • "The common sense of Americans will override curiosity about Barack Obama." Hugh Hewitt
  • Obama has "been dead in the water since the primaries." Rush Limbaugh
  • Americans "will cast their ballots for the McCain-Palin ticket." President Bush