Democratic pundits are eager to tell you that the outcome of the 2018 midterm elections is an indication that they are going to do exceedingly well in the 2020 presidential election.

They point to the “popular vote” (there is no such thing in a midterm election) as a sign that states that flipped red in 2016 are about to flip right back to blue.

But if that were the case, then the 2010 midterm elections would have been an accurate predictor for how then President Obama was going to fare in his bid for reelection in 2012.

How would those 2010 results have projected?

It means Mitt Romney would have beaten Obama by carrying all the states that Trump carried with the addition of Colorado, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Virginia, which would have been a landslide.

Clearly, that did not happen in 2012, given that it was Obama who won 332 electoral votes, crushing Romney, who earned only 206.

Trump may lose by a decisive margin in 2020, but it will have little if anything to do with the voting outcome in the 2018 midterm elections.