It’s fun to have Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace together again, doling out advice on how to win presidential elections, no? Watch, then read on.
Here we have MSNBC's Steve Schmidt, who predicted in Oct. 2016 that Hillary was going to win 400+ electoral votes, saying Democrats have an "institutional responsibility" to stop Bernie because "the issue that is propelling Sanders forward right now is the myth of electability" pic.twitter.com/2C13l8Pqtn
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) February 19, 2020
It’s true, Schmidt did once muse that Hillary was trending towards more than 400 electoral votes — but that was 10 days after the “Access Hollywood” tape dropped, when she had opened a sizable seven-point lead in national polls. She was trending towards an easy win at the time. Three weeks later, on the eve of the election, her lead had shrunk to three points. The trend had changed.