This election we pundits have said so much. Now it is your turn to speak, average people.
But before you do, a few words.
I dedicate this forecast to every dreamer who ever dreamed, to every bastard who ever loved, to every father who ever fought with Family Court, to my ex-girlfriends, to the Fact Friends, to all of my colleagues, to everyone who has ever believed in me, to the fellas, to my dad Col. Dig Sr., and, most of all, to my perfect round son Colby. I won’t let you down. I am here to make you proud.
May I be vindicated today. May the voters once again prove me and my gut correct as they did in the primaries. May Nate Silver’s career death be merciful and painless.
Behold: the Dig’s final 2016 predictions!
No explanation is required. These calls come straight from the gut of a 30-year veteran of insider politics both inside the Beltway and out.
The Dig is thoroughly nonpartisan, but I want you to keep something in mind when you vote today. You are voting not just for names on the ballot but for the country that you want to live in, that want your round children and round grandchildren to grow up in. Do you want a country where every American is respected, or a country where certain numbers-virgins get their nerd models vindicated by blind luck?
Now get out there and do your duty.
Carl Allison Diggler
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Park Slope, NY
Carl “The Dig” Diggler has covered national politics for 30 years and is the host of the Digcast, a weekly podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud. Got a question for the Dig? E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet @carl_diggler.