(CNN) – Rupert Murdoch offered a dire prediction Wednesday for John McCain's chances in the general election.
He will lose in a landslide, the News Corp. chairman said at a California conference, according to Reuters.
"You have got the Obama phenomenon, Murdoch said. "You have got, undoubtedly, a recession ... The average American is really getting hurt financially and that all bodes well for [Obama].
"You have probably the making of a complete phenomenon in this country," Murdoch continued, referring to what he thinks will be an overwhelming victory for the Democratic presidential candidate.
The News Corp. chairman, often viewed as a messenger for the Republican Party given his holdings include several media organizations with a conservative bent, also showered praise on the Illinois senator, calling him a "rock star."
While calling himself a friend of McCain, Murdoch said his lengthy stint in Congress has led the Arizona senator to make so many compromises that it is not clear where he stands on the major issues. He also called McCain "unpredictable," and questioned his knowledge on economic issues.
News Corp's holdings include Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Post. The Post endorsed Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton earlier this year.
THERE IS A YOUNG GREAT MAN.
Smart people already know Obama will be our next president.
We knew the nomination was already won in February and we know the presidency is already won now.
Why are morons so resistant to listening to their intellectual superiors? Senseless.
This from Mr. Fox News himself !
The straight talk express is loosing it's wheels.
NEED we say more? I mean if Mr. Murdoch "gets it" then it looks like McCain is going to end up back in Nevada.
Based on his "crooked talk express" he's done.
Obama will WIN by a LANDSLIDE like Reagan did.
John McCain's best outcome will be with Huckabee as VP and endorsing FairTax. And distancing himself from Bush. Barring such a scenario, McCain will be a TOAST!
Yes We Can!
IF WE WERE YOUNG AN GORGEOUS WE WOULD
PROPOSITION MURDOCH. BEING THAT WE ARE NOT
WE THANK HIM VERY MUCH.
WOW.......I am surprised he said that...NOT that it isn't TRUE but the Media has been fanning the Flames and stirring up this whole thing to make ad dollars.
McCain will go down hard but the Media will drag this thing out and hide the facts just as they ALL did in the Hillary scam filled primary,
Carrying the Loser longer = HUGE $$$$$
Im not sure what to make of this, but all i know is
OBAMA WILL BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT!!!
GOD BLESS HIM, AND GOD BLESS THE WORLD!!!!
If Obama gets the nomination, then Hillary Clinton should go independent and lets' see what happens. She will win the general election out ot the 3 candidates.
Awwww, and no mention of little Hill-billie...I thought she was most electable!!
You people must be trolling Huffington post for news... this was there headline this morning.
Plus how can you have a ticker about Clinton leading in PR when it wont in the GE, but not say anithing about Obama Leading in the Last two contests in the US by double digits and they WILL count in the GE.
The Bush admin has made it OK to overlook media neutrality
We all know you are smart and smart people know what they say and mean what they say.
It will be true .
This statement is true if McCain runs against the STRONGER CANDIDATE (Hillary Clinton). Not true if his opponent is THE LIBERATION THEOLOGY DISCIPLE (Barack Obama.)
GO HILLARY, WE ARE STANDING RIGHT NEXT TO YOU!
I actually agree with a republican? Amazing.
WELL IF HILLARY DOESN'T GET THE NOMINATION WE ARE ALL SCREWED!
OBAMA DOESN'T KNOW CRAP ABOUT WHAT TO DO IN OFFICE!
HE HAS BEEN IN THE SENATE BARELY TWO YEARS!
THIS IS A DANGEROUS MISTAKE, GOD KNOWS WHAT HE WILL DO OR NOT DO!
THE TERRORISTS WOULD LOVE THAT BECAUSE THEY KNOW HE IS INEXPERIENCED AS WELL!
I AM HOLDING OUT HOPE THAT HILLARY GETS THE NOMINATION. OR I WOULD RATHER HAVE McCAIN AT LEAST HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING!
GO HILLARY 08!
So, Clinton has Rove, and Obama has Murdoch. Let's call it a wash. I do like the "phenomenon" comment, though.
WELL THAT WAS THE BEST NEWS COMING FROM THE OWNER OF THE RIGHT WING BIAS MEDIA FOX CORPORATION THAT I HAVE EVER HEARD!!!
FINALLY NO SPIN!!!!
You lost mister!!!!! Joh McCain is Guraranteed to be Elected in 2009... Some people are just too stupid..... It's a Fact now....
Mr. Murdoch, your right, Obama will win in November.
He will lose! No more Bush-like politics and lies and blood shed! America is ready for PEACE NOT WAR!
i don't care who wins as long as it's not that proven pathological liar.
tell it like it is dude,you just earned my respect.
I love how CNN can't actually bring themselves to write "OBAMA will Win" instead of "McCain will lose"