Throughout most of the presidential election, conventional wisdom has dictated that Donald Trump didn’t have much of a chance to win the presidency. Sure, he’s had his surges in the polls that whipped up anxiety among terrified liberals, but those were inevitably followed by another meltdown. That, combined with Trump’s unique ability to offend everyone but white men who like to grope, has made it difficult to find many prominent voices predicting a Trump victory. But they’re out there and they’re primed to look like geniuses in the event that Trump wins the 270 electoral votes he needs to become the next president. And if he doesn’t? They’ll just cry foul.
So, who are these potential baskers in the glow of orange-hued vindication?
Reince Priebus, RNC head and Trump-ego stroker
Newt Gingrich, former House Speaker and lover of zoos
Bill Mitchell, DIY conservative podcaster who trusts Halloween costumes more than polls
Michael Moore, liberal activist eager to say “I told you so”
Piers Morgan, U.S. editor-at-large for Mail Online looking for a job in a Trump cabinet
Allan Lichtman, an American University history professor who’s called every election since 1984
Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk-radio host and defender of sexual assault
Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas Governor and noted slapper of bass
Stephen Baldwin, second-tier Baldwin and star of The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
Scott Adams, creator of “Dilbert” and this election’s most influential comic-strip artist