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Matalin’s Right

I was at CNN hq on election night 2000. Early in the night, when it looked like Fla. was going for Gore, Matalin said she didn’t believe it. One of the reporters I was with said something about her being a “good trooper.” I called Ed Gillespie and asked if they could win without Florida, and he said he thought they were going to win with it. They were right.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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