Dick Morris on New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, September 16, under the headline “STILL BEATABLE -- DIOGUARDI CAN BEST GILLIBRAND”:
Had Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand used her incumbency to good advantage, her victory this fall in the heavily Democratic state of New York would be a foregone conclusion. Instead, she squandered her opportunity — remaining passive and on the sidelines while the Republicans fought for the right to oppose her.
Polls show her only barely above 50 percent before the Republican primary. Now, she is probably under 50 percent.
Joe DioGuardi, a committed conservative with a fine record in Congress, offers an alternative that voters will find attractive. ...
[O]nce an incumbent is under 50 percent, she is very vulnerable, particularly with Gillibrand's record of support for every Obama big-spending scheme. And she stands for nothing in a year when voters are looking for sincerity.
This, of course, will not prevent Fox News, the New York Post, or The Hill from pretending that Dick Morris is some kind of incisive political analyst.