I just saw Steve Schmidt on The Rachel Maddow Show. They were talking about the internals of the campaign. Mostly, I thought it was a lot of nonsense. Schmidt claims to know a lot of things that I don’t think he does. But I can give him the benefit of the doubt.
Then they discussed the polls. Schmidt claimed that the Romney campaign really believes they are going to win on Tuesday. This is a ridiculous claim. If Romney felt he was really going to win on Tuesday, he wouldn’t be changing his whole campaign strategy with two days until the election to try for a long shot win in Pennsylvania where Obama is consistently up by 3% to 8%.
Watching the show, all I could think was, “This guy is an MSNBC analyst?!” Because he wasn’t acting like an analyst. He was acting like a Romney surrogate. I’ve noticed over the last year that the closer we get to the election, the more Schmidt has become indistinguishable from an RNC lackey.
See if you agree. I think MSNBC needs to find someone new. At the moment, Michael Steele is a more insightful commentator than Steve Schmidt.