Advertisements

Money Ball Statistician Nate Silver Gives Pundit Chris Mathews A Tinkle Down His Leg

With President Obama’s re-election, New York Times blogger Nate Silver has reason to smile.Silver became a near-god for nervous Democrats, and, as the campaign entered its final stretch, a sudden subject of scorn and derision for some pundits who doubted his polling forecasts, which consistently showed Obama in the lead. His bet with Joe Scarborough (who had dubbed him a “joke”) only stoked the controversy further. As it turned out, Silver came through with flying colors, as Obama performed nearly exactly the way he said he would. The public recognition was immediate.Others said that the results could force a bit of a sea change in political journalism.

“What does this victory mean?” Mashable’s Chris Taylor wrote. “That mathematical models can no longer be derided by “gut-feeling” pundits. That Silver’s contention — TV pundits are generally no more accurate than a coin toss — must now be given wider credence.”

Statistician Nate Silver makes MSNBC pundit Chris Mathews  send a tinkle down his leg..

Advertisements

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: