James Carville: Bill Clinton strategist predicts huge Biden win by 10.30 pm, Internet says 'he's getting too old'

James Carville: Bill Clinton strategist predicts huge Biden win by 10.30 pm, Internet says 'he's getting too old'
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According to a recent prediction made by former Clinton strategist James Carville, Democratic nominee Joe Biden will be declared the winner of the upcoming US presidential election by 10.30 pm ET on election night and that he will be celebrating the former vice president's victory with a bottle of champagne. 

The prediction was made by Carville on MSNBC's 'The 11th Hour with Brian Williams' on Tuesday, October 13. “Not only are we going to know on election night, we’re going to know at 10.30 Eastern,” Carville said. "This thing is not going to be close. We’re going to know early. I’m not in any panic whatsoever. I probably see as much polling as anybody in the country. And if anything, it continues to improve [for Biden]. I kind of thought the natural gravity would take it down, but that doesn’t seem to be happening as of yet. And we’ve got three weeks before we go to post. I’m ready to go. I think we’re going to know, and I anticipate opening a bottle of champagne. Brian, maybe I’ll share it with you by distance."

His prediction was mocked by Trump supporters on Twitter. "Awe give Biden some pudding and a sweater. @JamesCarville according to James Carville he says Biden will win in a landslide? Let’s talk about shenanigans on the left," one said, while another one chimed, "James Carville thinks it’s not going to be a close election and Biden will win. What a moron... Trump will win in a landslide. Hey James, have you looked at Trump's crowds compared to Biden’s." A third opined, "He’s so certain Biden will win that he’s 'not in a panic.' He’s getting too old for this business".




However, there were those who agreed with him. "I agree with James Carville, we will be celebrating Biden’s win before midnight on the 3rd. He predicted 10.30. It will be the first deep breath I've taken in 4 yrs," one commented, while the next remarked, "Yes, let's not get overconfident. But in reality, the prez election is over. Biden will win going away. It's the Senate that is on a razor's edge."



Carville's record of predicting election winners has not been exactly flawless, however. In an interview with HBO's Bill Maher, in October 2016, Carville had predicted that Trump would drop out of the presidential race. He had also predicted a landslide victory for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. "I think he's going to quit. Really, right now, I'm saying right here," he said at the time.

The expert also predicted in July that Trump would drop out of his race against Biden. “I think there is a significant chance he doesn’t run,” Carville told MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' on July 2. “This thing is going so poorly. He’s so far back. It doesn’t make much sense for him to run.” As for the question of Trump accepting the results of the election if he loses, it's still up in the winds. The president has hinted he may not accept the results if they are not in his favor. As a result, observers have predicted a drawn-out post-election legal battle.

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