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'Daily Show' Tweaks Joe Scarborough for Poor Predictions on Obama -- Here's More

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'Daily Show' Tweaks Joe Scarborough for Poor Predictions on Obama -- Here's More

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On "The Daily Show" tonight, Jon Stewart played a few clips of TV pundits dissing Barack Obama's chances vs. Hillary Clinton a year or so ago. One of them was Joe Scarborough, in a late 2006 segment pooh-poohing his chances.

A search of the MSNBC site from that period uncovers more, from December 22, 2006. Say it ain't so, Joe.*SCARBORUGH: Even before the final votes were tallied in the 2006 elections, politicians started lining up for the 2008 presidential sweepstakes. Without further ado, let me kill Hamlet in the first act and tell you how your favorite candidate will fare over the next 12 months.

Barack Obama

Forget the fact this guy's middle name is "Hussein." Forget the fact he has been in national politics for less than two years. Forget the fact that Hillary Clinton will raise more money than God in 2007. Forget all of that, the Washington press tells us, because Barack Obama is none other than the second coming of JFK.

Yeah, right. …

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