Dick Morris says Obama won't win because his supporters aren't going to vote

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Mitt Romney is not attracting much Latino support, and his outlook is even bleaker when it comes to black voters in Colorado and across the country. But a lot of folks like these who would vote for President Obama probably won't bother to show up. The result? A Romney win.

This is the logic of Dick Morris, Fox News analyst and former Bill Clinton strategist, who stopped at an anti-Obama event yesterday to rile up conservative voters in Centennial.

"You have to understand that Barack Obama's strongest demographic are people that aren't gonna vote," Morris said to a crowd of about sixty supporters at the gathering, hosted by a group called Americans for Prosperity in Centennial Center Park yesterday afternoon.

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Sam Levin
Dick Morris shaking hands after his speech.
The comment earned him a fair amount of laughs and applause from a crowd sitting under an awning next to the park's playground.

"He sweeps them -- unbelievable margins," Morris continues. "And they're not going to vote, because they look around them. They see this economy. They see what's going on here, and they understand how difficult it is and what a failure this administration has become."

Morris, who was a strategist for Clinton until he resigned after a scandal involving prostitutes and toe-sucking (earning him the Google-happy headline "Toe-sucking Dick Morris" on our pages), came to Colorado as part of the "Obama's Failing Agenda Tour." This initiative is organized by Americans for Prosperity, a group that is not technically affiliated with Romney's campaign. However, the conservative organization -- with Tea Party leanings and backing from the Koch brothers -- is definitely not a bastion of Obama fans.

As evidence, here's exhibit A.

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Sam Levin
The bus in Centennial yesterday.
Americans for Prosperity, or AFP, in addition to three anti-Obama buses traveling the country, is criticizing Obama's policies through millions of dollars of advertisements -- focused on key swing states like Colorado.

Another weapon? Dick Morris.

Morris, who was an hour and a half late to the Centennial event due to a flight delay, immediately jumped into wonky poll analysis, declaring that he's very confident Romney is going to win despite negative numbers in virtually all the polls and some tough headlines in recent weeks.

Comfortably, he argues.

"Everybody's wondering what's the deal after the two conventions," Morris says at the start of the event, after noting polls showing that Obama received a bounce in his lead after the DNC in Charlotte.

"Well, do not worry about it," he says. "Among battleground states like Colorado, when you break out the sample from those states, it's a 46-46 race. Absolutely dead even."

He explained that Obama's lead, despite the polls, is smaller among registered voters and a direct tie among "likely voters."

Unlikely voters would vote for Obama, but they aren't likely to vote, he explained, prompting cheers from the crowd.

He added: "These polls -- properly read -- indicate not only a Romney win, but a good-size Romney win," prompting further applause.

Morris, who was formerly a pollster, said one reason for inaccurate polling is that about 65 percent of those who answer surveys are women, while only 35 percent are men.

Why? "Women are much more likely to answer the telephone. 'Honey, it's for you. It's probably your sister.'"

So, he explained, the polls have to be weighted up and down -- with each woman downgraded to 7/10 of a response, because there are so many of them, and each man counting for one and 2/10, to make up for their statistical shortfall.

The implication of that comment, it seems, is that the over-representation of women in the polls hurts Romney, because presumably women are more supportive of Obama, though Morris didn't explicitly say that.

Continue reading for more photos and commentary from Morris on African-American and Latino voters.


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maxplanck0
maxplanck0

They won't be voting thanks to party apparatchik Gessler's purging of the rolls.

speters1998
speters1998

Wow, the hatred and name calling amongst the liberals is astounding. Very revealing as to what kind of people they are...

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

Yes, Dick Morris has become another American for Prosperity, i.e. for his own prosperity at the expense of everyone else's.

Jacob Quinn
Jacob Quinn

Where did he say women should only count as 7/10? I hate the BS headlines of the media, that flat out lie on both right and left media. He did not say that women only should only be 7/10 of "A" vote, as it is so maliciously described above, he only stated that women are over polled because they are more willing to participate in polls, compared to that of men. He said the weight of a women's response as it pertains to the poll (not a vote) should be downgraded, when you factor in the men that did not participate in the poll. Denver Westword purposely put in a misleading introductory to the blog.. but whats new?!

Aaron Wells
Aaron Wells

Hmm let's see first name is Dick and works for Fox News...... I would have to say what a dick

Narp
Narp

In the rich, fat white men with future prostate problems demographic, he's the voice of authoritay!

Stephanie Mondragon
Stephanie Mondragon

Just another idiot supporting Mitt the Twitt and Lyin Ryan. Keep the ignorant comments up boys

Moira Spence
Moira Spence

This 'conservative' fired by a democratic president.....surely, he doesn't have an agenda! HA!!

Jason Lumberg
Jason Lumberg

7/10 of a vote? That is being generous. They should only be allowed to vote when the issue is regarding a decorating issue or what to wear.

Angel Jimenez
Angel Jimenez

Dick Morris is a bafoon and his fans are low intelligence fools.

Joktan Rogel
Joktan Rogel

So Kristine, you agree that women should only count as 7/10 of a vote?

thomasrhiel
thomasrhiel

@SamTLevin i don't envy your having to cover @DickMorrisTweet.

yodownmuthalicka
yodownmuthalicka

 @RobertChase Actually, he's just a small time puppet for the Koch Industries-created "thinktank" called Americans For Prosperity.

 

They own the Cato Institute, The Heritage Foundation, and a phalanx of other Koch Brothers funded "non-profits"... more commonly known as "Astroturf" organizations.

 

The Koch Brothers are mounting a no-holds barred assault on the middle class at this moment. Their defeat and eventual death (they're both in their mid 70s) will be a blessing to the working class of the USA.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

 @Narp Funny post, Narp. We're going to make it an upcoming Comment of the Day. Thanks.

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