MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell predicted Monday that there will be “protests on the Democratic side” and that there will be a “legal challenge” to the Iowa caucus results.
Appearing on “Morning Joe” on Monday, MSNBC’s Mitchell, Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Hallie Jackson and the Washington Post’s Robert Costa offered their predictions on Monday’s Iowa caucuses.
On the Republican side, Jackson said, “I think [Ted] Cruz is going to do better than people think, and so will Rubio.” (VIDEO: Deja Vu For Hillary Clinton Heading Into Iowa?)
Costa predicted Iowa will be, “Tight, tight, tight both sides, both parties.”
Scarborough said, “I think Trump is going to do better than a lot of people are expecting out here. … I think Trump is [going to win Iowa].” Brzezinski agreed with Scarborough’s assessment of the Republican ticket.
On the Democratic side, Brzezinski said, “I don’t know. I really don’t know.”
Scarborough suggested that, “I think that’s going to be tight, and I’m only saying that because Hillary underperformed here so badly here eight years ago.” Adding,
“If I had to bet I would bet Bernie by just a little bit only because Hillary underperformed so badly here eight years ago.”
Mitchell then predicted, “I think there are going to be protests on the Democratic side. You’re going to have a legal challenge.”
Matthews, initially agreed with Scarborough and added, “I do think there’s something going on here. I think Biden is waiting.” Scarborough agreed with that assessment. “I think Kerry probably wishes he was more positioned although he loves his job,” Matthews said. “I think Mitt Romney is still waiting. I think there is a lot of people out there saying, ‘What the hell is going on? This is crazy.'”
“But I do think there’s something really powerful to learn from the Trump thing. Really powerful. And besides the bigotry and the ethnic stuff we don’t like, there’s something in there about American citizenship and the pride Americans have in being Americans and that that has not been fully recognized by political leaders. They don’t talk about gut patriotism anymore they way the used to and people feel there’s something missing there,” Matthews argued.
In then end, though, Matthews said that he thinks that Clinton and Trump will win Iowa.