Flashback: In 2013, Matthews Predicted Rand Paul Would Be GOP’s 2016 Nominee

‘I predict the hard right is going to take over the Republican Party in 2016 and that the nomination is going to Rand Paul’

FLASHBACK: Chris Matthews, Who Does This ‘For A Living,’ Predicted Rand Paul Would Be 2016 GOP (The Washington Free Beacon)

MSNBC host Chris Matthews predicted in 2013 that Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) would be the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nominee, but Paul didn’t even make it to the New Hampshire primary.

“You watch,” Matthews said at the time. “This is what I do for a living.”

As it turned out, Paul didn’t come close to his father Ron Paul’s third-place performance in Iowa in 2012, taking 4.5 percent of the vote in the caucus and suspending his campaign Wednesday.

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