Geraghty’s take on wishful thinking by Dionne 

Jim Geraghty also noticed E.J. Dionne’s column today, and he takes another angle on it:

This is the same E. J. Dionne who wrote last October 29:

  • In New Jersey, by contrast, incumbent Gov. Jon Corzine has hugged Obama as hard as he could, and the election has been moving his way . . . According to a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday, Daggett is drawing roughly three votes from Christie for every two he is taking from Corzine. The poll gave Corzine, who has trailed for much of the year, a lead of 43 percent to 38 percent.

…There’s no shame in a bad prediction…But when looking at politics and trying to get a sense of how things will play out, there’s always the temptation to see what you want to see.

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