The Best or Worst Pollsters in the 2012 Election – How did Nate Silver Do It?

Nate Silver has gotten a lot of press for his near perfect election night predictions. In 2008 Silver gained popularity and influence after he called 49 out of 50 states. Many pundits were predicting that Silver would crash and burn in 2012. Instead, he outperformed his 2008 predictions and now that Florida has been called [Read More...]

Reliving the Funniest Moments of the Campaign – Surely it’s not too soon to laugh at this whole thing?

CNN made a pretty good highlight/low-light reel from the election that serves as an effective Friday Funny. Somebody needs to put together a reel from just Joe Biden alone, but until then, enjoy this: [Read more...]

4 Things Liberals Can Learn From Conservatives

Facebook was a bloodbath yesterday. An early update read, “Friends… if you are an Obama supporter go ahead and delete me from your friends list. You are DEAD to me!!!” … the first sign that the post-election climate would be rough. One of my favorite blogs read “Mourning in America,” lamenting the coming ruination of [Read More...]

Election Predictions: Election Day 2012 – What’s Going to Happen?

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Nate Silver at 538 Blog says that Obama has 91.6% probability of an electoral win and Romney: has an 8.4 percent probability of an electoral win. Votamatic.org gives the edge to Obama 326/212. What’s most interesting about 538 Blog and Votamatic is that they are the only poll aggregators who factor in economic indicators as [Read More...]

2012 Election Predictions 24 Hours Out – 3 Ways To Know Your Side is Going to Lose

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My Take on the 2nd Presidential Debate Between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

Presidential debates are somewhat of a waste of time. Hardened partisans on either side will never be swayed to vote for the other guy by a presidential debate. That cuts out about 45% on either side. At the most these things are geared to entice between 6-10% of the people whose votes are still up [Read More...]

Transcript From the Second Presidential Debate: Obama v. Romney at Hofstra University

CANDY CROWLEY, MODERATOR: Good evening from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. I’m Candy Crowley from CNN’s “State of the Union.” We are here for the second presidential debate, a town hall, sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates. CROWLEY: The Gallup organization chose 82 uncommitted voters from the New York area. Their questions will [Read More...]

2012 Vice Presidential Debate Transcript

Vice President Joe Biden – D Representative Paul Ryan – R Martha Raddatz – Moderator RADDATZ: Good evening, and welcome to the first and only vice presidential debate of 2012, sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates. I’m Martha Raddatz of ABC News, and I am honored to moderate this debate between two men who [Read More...]

Here’s My Take on Last Night’s Debate

Last night’s first presidential debate was a great night for challenger Mitt Romney. He was the only one on the stage who looked like he knew what he was there to do (including Jim Lehrer). While Romney tenaciously attacked the president and continued to spin the GOP narrative, Obama sleepwalked through the entire night. He [Read More...]

Let Me Tell You What Is At Stake In This Election (okay, not me, but A. Barton Hinkle) The Wrong Side Must Not Win

I found this article via my friend Ginny (shout out to Ginny who reads this blog :-)). It was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and was reprinted at Reason.com – a site I’m not familiar with. I had to share it because it makes me laugh – mostly at myself! I didn’t reproduce the [Read More...]


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