“I feel like a presidential candidate, you quoted me out of context. I then continued to say that the election is not being held tomorrow and it’s going to be held in November and Romney’s going to win and I gave the reasons why that’s true. And I’ve seen all over the internet people saying that I predicted Obama was going to win,” syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said about his prediction that Obama would win the election if it were held last week.
“And the reason why I said it at the time, which was two weeks ago, that Obama would win was not some deep analysis, I did the arithmetic. You take an average of the polls, the national polls, you put that together, that reduces the margin of error because you have a higher numerator and a higher denominator and if you’re up by 2%, you’re going to win. So that’s not analysis, that’s just pure math,” Krauthammer explained.