Thursday, 11 December 2008

The Worst Predictions for 2008

Now I know that not everyone can be incredibly accurate political barometers like we are at the Aberdeen University Labour Club, but some of these predictions are just horribly wrong.

My favourite has to be:

“If [Hillary Clinton] gets a race against John Edwards and Barack Obama, she’s going to be the nominee. Gore is the only threat to her, then. … Barack Obama is not going to beat Hillary Clinton in a single Democratic primary. I’ll predict that right now.” —William Kristol, Fox News Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006

Not quite on target with that one were you William. Never mind, I'm sure closer to the time you made better predictions.

After Iowa, Kristol lurched to the other extreme, declaring that Clinton would lose New Hampshire and that “There will be no Clinton Restoration.” It’s also worth pointing out that this second wildly premature prediction was made in a Times column titled, “President Mike Huckabee?”

Or not.

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