Montage: Chuck Todd Repeatedly Predicts Democrat Wins in 2014
Chuck Todd's Blunders: Liberal Host Kept Imagining Dem Wins in 2014 (NewsBusters)
When it comes to political prognosticating, Chuck Todd in 2014 erred repeatedly as he imagined Democratic victories and Republican missteps with conservative legislation. On August 1, the Meet the Press host appeared on MSNBC and speculated, "If November comes and goes and Democrats hold the Senate and break even in the House, I think we’re going to look back at the month of July as the month Republicans lost their shot at the Senate."
Talking to Congressman Paul Ryan about GOP governor Sam Brownback on September 15, Todd lectured, "If he loses re-election, he’s going to essentially have lost because he cut taxes too much. Okay? That's really become a referendum." The host pressed, "What happens to the Republicans’ economic philosophy of cut taxes if he does lose?" Brownback did not lose. Democrats did not hold the Senate.