Year End Review

Askia Muhammad | 1/2/2013, 11:51 a.m.

They were both serial prevaricators in my opinion, such that I began referring to the GOP Presidential nominee - Mr. "47 percent" - as "Myth Romney," and his running mate as Paul "Lyin' " Ryan.

But in the minds of my fellow pundits who make up the elite Washington "chattering class," the presidential "horse race" was close all the way until election night, when President Obama won majorities in 27 of the 50 states; 5 million more votes than his opponent, for a 54 percent to 46 percent majority of ballots cast; and a whopping 332-206 landslide in the Electoral College.

So I'm happy I got the presidential contest right, from the beginning.

On the other hand, I was so very, very wrong about my prediction about the demise of the CBC. I said Utah Mayor Mia Love was going to win a House seat, come in (as she promised she would do) and dismantle the CBC from within, with the help of fellow Republican Reps. Allen West (Fla.), and Tim Scott (S.C.).

A funny thing happened to the CBC on its way to the gallows. Love did not win her race, West was defeated by Rep. Patrick Murphy, and Scott was appointed to fill the Senate seat of retiring Sen. Jim DeMint. Now, the CBC will have more House members than ever before in 2013, and no Republican, "ticking time bombs" in their midst.

I couldn't be happier about being wrong about that.

Happy New Year.