On Tuesday’s Fox Business Network simulcast of the “Imus in the Morning” radio program, CNN contributor James Carville told host Don Imus that though President Barack Obama may lose re-election because of an event, he will not lose it because of the Republican candidate.
“I’m out there speaking to [Republicans] and talking to them and they’re just like flinching,” Carville said. “‘God, what are we going to do, Mr. Carville?’ I’m like, ‘I don’t know, why ask me.’”
The only way the president will lose according to Carville is if some event takes place and changes things. He maintained it wouldn’t be the result of the GOP nominee outshining Obama.
“Right now, things are starting to perk up a little bit,” he said. “Who knows? This is the — no Republican can beat Obama. Events can beat Obama. He’s not going to get beat by a Republican. Now events could come in and cause him to lose the election. But that’s it right now. That was not the case three months ago.”
Carville also suggested that Obama’s current fortunes were a result of luck.
“You know what, he is — if this president, if I had anything in the world I would love to do? I would love to go to Las Vegas and stand by him at a craps table. ‘Mr. President, you just throw the dice. I’ve got my money on every roll,’” Carville said. “He’s a lucky, lucky, lucky guy.”