As election results were coming in on Tuesday night, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly asserted that President Barack Obama could win because Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had praised the response to Hurricane Sandy and because many voters — like blacks, Hispanics and women — “feel they are entitled to things.”
“Hurricane Sandy was prominent in the exit polling,” O’Reilly explained. “The country was so locked in on this fierce storm — I mean, Americans like storms — and there was Chris Christie and President Obama walking down the beach, you know, ‘Seth in the Moon Glow’ music behind them. And it just wiped [Mitt Romney's] campaign off the map.”
“It’s the picture in America that dominates, not the bloviating,” he continued. “The picture was, here’s the president in his president jacket, here’s Christie and they’re arm in arm. That means the president is doing something good. … That image of Hurricane Sandy overrode the Libyan story. President Obama got more positive currency out of Sandy then negative currency out of Libya. That’s what I find amazing.”
O’Reilly went on to predict that Romney would lose the election if he lost Ohio.
“How do you think we got to that point?” host Megyn Kelly wondered.
“Because it’s a changing country,” O’Reilly insisted. “The demographics are changing. It’s not a traditional America anymore and there are 50 percent of the voting public who want stuff, they want things. And who is going to give them things? President Obama.”
“The white establishment is now the minority,” he added. “And the voters — many of them — feel that this economic system is stacked against them and they want stuff. You’re going to see a tremendous Hispanic vote for President Obama, overwhelming black vote for President Obama and women will probably break President Obama’s way.”
“People feel that they are entitled to things. And which candidate between the two is going to give them things?”
Watch this video from Fox News, broadcast Nov. 6, 2012.