intransitive verb ˈhəŋ-kər
Definition of HUNKER
1: crouch, squat —usually used with down
2: to settle in or dig in for a sustained period —used with down
I was wrong.
I freely admit it and make no excuses. My judgment was in error. I really believed that Mitt Romney would win. I was wrong. I am chagrined, embarrassed and humbled.
But I will not be a hypocrite. I have nothing but scorn and disdain for those know-it-all types who offer predictions and opinions but refuse to acknowledge when they are wrong, especially those who make their living that way. They continue along without the slightest show of humility after egregious errors in judgment, like the bloggers who denounced Hillary Clinton in favor of Barack Obama.
I do not believe I misjudged either of the candidates, but my assessment of the electorate obviously was significantly off the mark. I have taken great pride in making accurate evaluations and predictions in the past, but I have no explanation for making such a bad call this time.
I do not apologize, because to err is human. I did not ask anyone to risk their life, freedom or fortune on my advice. My advice was worth exactly what you paid for it.
Nonetheless, I feel it is time for me to step back and reassess things. I honestly have no idea what will happen next, but I am filled with foreboding. Those of you who have lived in places like Kansas and Oklahoma are familiar with storm cellars. They provide a safe place to hide when Mother Nature is on the rag. I am not giving anyone advice, but I plan to find a storm cellar and hunker down to wait out the coming storm.
While I’m down there I’ll try to figure out where I went wrong.