The HHS press release was dated March 17, which means that Obamacare reached this key number weeks after Schultz predicted it would in a defiant segment back on Dec. 11: “I’m going to make a prediction tonight. It`s going to hit 5 million by March 1. That’s right. Five million people signed up by March 1. Get your tapes rolling at home, folks, because it’s going to be a big ‘I told you so.'”
On his program last week, after news had surfaced that the enrollment tally was 4.2 million as of March 1, Schultz attempted to revise his own predictive history: “Well, I predicted 5 million people are going to sign up by the end of this month [March]. We’re closing on it on that number.”
If Schultz had really foreseen 5 million by March 31, then why wasn’t he crowing on last night’s show about how Obamacare had beaten his own prediction? Lesson: Schultz can cheerlead for Obama administration initiatives all he wants, but perhaps it’s best to steer clear of chest-beating policy predictions.