McClatchy columnist Joe Galloway gets the award for the most absurd pre-election prediction. Two weeks before the election he predicted McCain would be blown out by 15 to 20 points:
"Here's a prediction for you, for them: McCain and Palin will go down to defeat by 15 to 20 points..."
The actual margin was about 6 points. Galloway's 15-to-20 point prediction tells you he's spent way too much time hanging out at McClatchy's water cooler instead of hanging out with middle America.