Republican strategist and political analyst Mary Matalin predicted a huge win for Trump in November on MSNBC this week. There are two important things to note here. First, Matalin is not even a fan of Trump. She changed her party affiliation to Libertarian over Trump’s nomination so it’s not like she’s just a Trump cheerleader, she isn’t.
The other interesting thing, in case you didn’t know, is that Matalin is married to Democratic strategist and political consultant James Carville.
Legal Insurrection has the transcript:
Mary Matalin: Trump Has 85-90% Chance of Winning
MARK HALPERIN: We talk about the Quinnipiac polls showin Trump within striking distance in the four states he needs to win to get to 270 probably. Just your general handicapping of the race now: does Trump have a 20% chance of winning, 25%, 15%?
MARY MATALIN: I think he has a 100% chance of winning. And as you know, I’m —
HALPERIN: 100% chance, meaning you think he’s definitely going to win? You’re positive Trump is going to win?
MATALIN: I’m confident he’s going to win. The race is closing, despite Mrs. Clinton’s dumping hundreds of millions of dollars, relative to his $4 million or whatever.
HALPERIN: You think Hillary Clinton has a 0% chance of winning?
MATALIN: All right, let’s say 10%, 15%. I just think he’s going to win! The closing of the races, the turnout that y’all mentioned, whether or not he has a turnout operation as you mentioned, the RNC does, and those Senate race races particularly in those states are turning out every cell under every rock. Ohio, very important, Portman’s back up. Toomey will have a good operation. North Carolina, he’s up. So he’s coming back in the right places, he’s in the margin of error in about 10 of these states. Between the RNC and the Senate races and the down-ballot races pushing out, people are nervous about the House now–they don’t need to be. That will be his turn-out operation.
HALPERIN: I guess we just spend the rest of the time asking about the Trump cabinet.
JOHN HALPERIN: Really, no kidding: by a 90% chance of winning.
MATALIN: I don’t, as you know, I have a mini-puppy in this race. He’s not really my guy, I’m intending to vote for him.
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We’ll see if she’s right.
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