With the swing states coming in, it's time to judge our pundits based on their predictions, which we compiled this morning on our prediction scorecard and surprise: A lot of them are wrong. Our most optimistic conservatives are getting crushed right off the bat. Anyone who thought Barack Obama might lose Pennsylvania, like The Washington Examiner's Michael Barone, just had their maps disproved. The Wisconsin and New Hampshire-for-Romney hopefuls just lost their dreams, too. On the other side of it, the most pessimistic of our Obama win predictors, like The New York Times's Ross Douthat, are also out of the running, with New Hampshire going blue. And that's not even counting our talking heads who didn't give specific state-by-state breakdowns.
Round 1: In the first round of eliminations, which includes Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire for Obama here are our very wrong and not at all right pundits:
- Almost all of our writers are out from the Daily Caller: James Antle III, Nicholas Ballasy, David Martosko, Alex Pappas, and Jamie Morris all called it for Romney with either Wisconsin, New Hampshire, or in some cases, Pennsylvania.
- Conservative's Dick Morris at the Hill, Larry O'Connor at Breitbart , and Meredith Jessup from The Blaze are also out, with their optimistic Romney takes all predictions.
- Ari Fleischer at CNN thought Romney would get Wisconsin and New Hampshire.
- And Obama predictors Ross Douthat, Philip Klein, Larry Donnelly, Doyle McManus, Cokie Roberts and Ronald Brownstein are out for not giving Obama New Hampshire.
- Michael Tomasky at The Daily Beast discounted Wisconsin.