In baseball, there is a hard and fast rule about what you can and cannot say during a possible no-hitter: You do not talk about the no-hitter until after the 7th inning stretch.
You don’t mention a “special game”. You don’t hint at it. You don’t relay stats of no-hitters past. You just leave it alone, lest you wish to jinx the whole thing.
I guess Democratic strategist James Carville doesn’t believe in that sort of superstition.
Carville told MSNBC’s Brian Williams he anticipated a Democrat win for Joe Biden and control of both chambers of Congress on November 3 and went as far as to boast about a celebratory bottle of champagne in time for Williams’ 11 p.m. ET program.
“Not only are we going to know election night, we’re going to know at 10:30 Eastern,” he said. “This thing is not going to be close. We’re going to know early. I’m not in any panic whatsoever. I mean, I’m just on edge because the stakes are so high. But I feel very good about where the Democrats are. And I’ll probably see as much polling as anybody in the country. And if anything, it continues to improve. 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.”
Given the sheer tumult of the election itself, and the numerous ways in which Americans will be able to cast their ballots, the media and other political pundits have warned that we may not know the results of the election for days or weeks after the polls close.
Where Carville has come up with this outlook is unknown.