I bookmarked his recent article entitled "U.S. Senate 2014: Here’s Who Will Win Every Single Race" so that I could go back and see how well the various geniuses on the Left could predict the mood of the American electorate.
Behold, utter hilarity:
• Virginia: "Warner will take this one in a walk."
• Alaska: "Begich is going to pull this one out." (Begich refuses to concede though he's down by 4 percentage points).
• Georgia: "Nunn wins a squeaker."
• Kansas: "Orman ekes out a victory."
• North Carolina: "Hagan takes it in a walk."
• Louisiana: "Landrieu will come in a very close second on November 4, then win with a larger margin of victory in the runoff."
The final prediction, according to Berney?
50 Democrats, 47 Republicans, and three Independents. Bernie Sanders is a sure thing to caucus with the Democrats, and Angus King won’t switch if doing so doesn’t put him in the majority. Orman won’t jump to the party he just beat, especially if it means being in the minority. So the Democratic caucus will end up at 53.
Like I said, I’m an optimist. But Democrats seem to be finally figuring out that a more full-throated defense of their values, especially when it comes to a woman’s right to choose, which is playing a key role in many of these elections (just look at the ads) is the path to victory. As long as the economy doesn’t take a sudden turn for the worse, I expect Democrats to surprise much of the punditry on November 4.
You can mock Berney on Twitter at @JesseBerney.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.