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Cavuto: What a difference a week makes

Remember when Hillary couldn't lose and Trump couldn't win?

 

A week ago today, Hillary Clinton couldn't lose and Donald Trump couldn't win.

A week ago today she was campaigning with more surrogates in more places than we had ever seen. A week ago today, he was campaigning largely on his own with no surrogates in places he shouldn't have been.

A week ago today she was nailing down Democratic strongholds with folks like Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. A week ago today he was going to those same Democratic strongholds and they said he was wasting his time.

A week ago today, she had Lady Gaga and experts said he'd be lucky to have any lady voters, at all.

A week ago today they were debating the size of her win and whether he'd accept the loss.

A week ago today they were talking about angry Trump voters who'd riot than accept that fate. A week ago today they were already saying the Trump brand was bruised, and he'd never get it back.

A week ago today newspapers and magazines were fine-tuning their "Madame President" covers as they were planning their Donald Trump obituaries.

A week ago today the Grand Old Party was a grand old lost cause and the Democratic Party was in the midst of a generational lock.

A week ago today pundits were writing about the last angry musings of a populist candidate desperately trying to rally his base, unaware what he was rallying went way beyond his base.

A week ago today few pundits saw the shifting sands beneath them, until that shift hit the fan and there was barely a dropped jaw among them.

A week ago today no sign they would be humbled, far more attention on this guy Trump and how he continued to bumble.

It's amazing how much things can change in a week. It's weak the excuses experts have come up with for missing that change since.

A week ago today no signs of the big pivot to come, but here we are now and the great pivot is on. Not from a media that should be focusing on how it screwed up, but on the man they dismissed and how he inevitably will screw up.

So they're back to bashing him over staffing choices they never thought he'd be making and we're supposed to forget a week ago today, what these same experts were saying.

A week ago today they were busy fooling us with data they said was indisputable and now we're supposed to forget blatant biases that were and are reprehensible.

A week ago today they could almost get away with it because it looked like they were right, not so much now because they got it so wrong.

A week ago today they could fool us and make us think Jay Z and Beyonce and Lady Gaga would wow us, until the music stopped and their excuses started.

It would take one more day for it all to come crumbling down. But a week ago today, one last day before the whole gig was up.

Neil Cavuto serves as senior vice president, anchor and managing editor for both FOX News Channel (FNC) and FOX Business Network (FBN). He is anchor of FNC's Your World with Cavuto - the number one rated cable news program for the 4 p.m. timeslot - as well as the FNC Saturday show Cavuto on Business. He also hosts Cavuto on FBN weeknights at 8 p.m. In addition to anchoring daily programs and breaking news specials on FNC and FBN, Cavuto oversees business news content for both networks and FNC's weekend business shows, including Bulls & Bears, Forbes on Fox, and Cashin' In. Click here for more on Neil Cavuto.