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Dick Morris: Obama won because of Hurricane Sandy

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Conservative pundit Dick Morris on Wednesday night told CNN’s Piers Morgan that President Barack Obama was re-elected in 2012 because of Hurricane Sandy.

“The fact of the matter is before Hurricane Sandy started, Obama was trailing Mitt Romney,” Morris said, “in Gallup, in Rasmussen, in virtually all of the major polls because he had lost the first debate, not recovered in the second, and got a little bit better in the third. Nobody could tell the impact of Sandy. Fifteen percent of the voters made up their minds in the last 72 hours [before the election]. They cited Sandy as number one.”

The conservative pundit had repeatedly claimed that Romney was going to achieve an overwhelming victory over Obama. Morris confidently predicted that Romney would win by 325 electoral votes. On election day, however, Romney lost with only 206 electoral votes.

Morgan noted that Obama “cleaned Romney’s clock” and doubted Hurricane Sandy was completely responsible.

“Well, I prefer to believe that CNN’s polling was accurate, wouldn’t you?” Morris shot back.

Morgan responded that polls should be taken with “a grain of salt.” He noted that Nate Silver of the New York Times, who analyzed the polls, corrected predicted the outcome of the election.

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Morris, changing the subject, said Obama won because of a “fundamental demographic shift” in the United States.

“The Republican Party has got to change in fundamental ways,” he concluded. “Otherwise, it will never win another election.”

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Whoopi Goldberg had to cool off a heated argument on "The View" between Joy Behar and Meghan McCain, who complained about being the show's "sacrificial Republican."

McCain mocked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for appearing at President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Orlando, where the president belittled him from the stage.

"The transformation is complete," McCain said. "That's what I thought last night, the transformation is complete."

She then warned the other panelists not to overlook the crowd enthusiasm for Trump, and she recalled a conversation with a producer who couldn't understand why the president's supporters loved him so much.

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Author Ta-Nehisi Coates on Wednesday delivered an epic smack down of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on reparations for slavery.

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Video recorded by an Orlando Sentinel reporter shows a man wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat and another man outside the Amway Center, where President Donald Trump officially kicked off his 2020 campaign.

The two men appear to be arguing with one another, although the second man also appears to be angry about something that took place inside the arena, when the man wearing the Trump hat notices the reporter recording them with a phone.

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