On MSNBC tonight, Tom Brokaw was asked whether Hillary Clinton’s upset victory was akin to “Dewey Defeats Truman.”
He told Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, “You know what I think we’re going to have to go back and do? Wait for the voters to make their judgment.
“There are reasons to analyze what they’re saying. We know from how the people voted today what moved them to vote. We can take a look at that. There are a lot of issues that had not been fully explored in all this.
“But we don’t have to get in the business of making judgments before the polls have closed and trying to stampede and affect the process.
“Look, I’m not picking just on us. It’s part of the culture in which we live these days.
“But I think the people out there are going to begin to make some judgments about us, if they haven’t already, if we don’t begin to temper that temptation to constantly try to get ahead of what the voters are deciding, in many cases as we learned in New Hampshire, as they went into the polling place today or in the past three days. They were making decisions very late.”