Brown is the only Republican with a chance to win—but not as good a chance as the prognosticators may think.
Then the president gives the speech, the prognosticators chew it over for a couple of days, and everyone forgets about it.
prognosticators who claim the GOP needs to moderate its image miss the mark.
prognosticate prog·nos·ti·cate (prŏg-nŏs'tĭ-kāt')
v. prog·nos·ti·cat·ed, prog·nos·ti·cat·ing, prog·nos·ti·cates
To predict according to present indications or signs; foretell.