#41871 Nov 8, 2012
November 8, 2012 12:59 PM
Sales of Nate Silver’s book shoot up post-election
Nate Silver is going for the gold.
In the 24 hours following the election, sales of Silver’s “The Signal and the Noise,” published in September, jumped 850% on Amazon, according to CNNMoney. It currently stands as the second best selling book on the website, behind the children’s book,“The Third Wheel, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 7.”
Silver gained fame for his string of accurate predictions for the presidential election. In 2008, he correctly guessed the winner of 49 of the 50 states. This week, he correctly predicted the winner of all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia. He was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2009, and in 2010, his political blog, FiveThirtyEight, was moved to the New York Times.
What does Nate do that BIG news networks cant to predict elections?
Buy the book!!!
#41872 Nov 8, 2012
Fox News - Don't watch it...I skip over it all the time..
I never feel the need to check out the nonsense..
I may have spent one hour on that station in the past 3 years and I'm feeling pretty good.
When Democrates feel the need to check out the other side just keep this in mind:
1) its all misinformation presented sometimes with attractive empty headed bleach blondes to lure you in...but their heads are programmed like a parrots only to recite the republican party pablum.
TURN THE FAUX NEWS OFF -decreases their revenue stream from advertisers
Don't support these scum suckers by increasing their ratings.
They do not deserve our loyalty ..no matter how insane they get..this is their gig...making outrageous statements that make a Democrat say "Wow, How crazy is that?_ that's why some are attracted just to check in on the nonsense but don't do it...no matter how tempting...believe me you will feel better too.
2) this increases their ratings and lines the pockets of not only people like
Sean Hannity, Bill Oreilly and Steve Dufuss but you're also contributing to the famous 1%er Rupert Murdoch...
TURN THEM OFF
You don't need to know the garbage news...
#41873 Nov 8, 2012
In his election night speech, President Obama mentioned jobs only in passing:
"You elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours," he said, adding later:
"I believe we can build on the progress we’ve made, and continue to fight for new jobs, and new opportunity, and new security for the middle class."
Asked how he would create jobs at the first presidential debate, Obama indicated his plan rests on taxing more and spending more:
"I think we've got to invest in education and training.
I think it's important for us to develop new sources of energy, here in America, and we change our tax code to make sure that were helping small businesses and companies that are investing her in the United States;
that we take some of the money we're saving as we wind down two wars to rebuild America,
and that we reduce our deficit in a balanced way that allows us to make these critical investments."
" It's deja vu all over again "
obummer , a four year failure
#41874 Nov 8, 2012
Where is that little jerk anyway?
I havnt seen him since the election...
Just wait till I get my hands on that LITTLE prick...
#41875 Nov 8, 2012
“I'm so glad we had that storm last week because I think the storm was one of those things... No, politically I should say.
Not in terms of hurting people.
The storm brought in possibilities for good politics."
#41876 Nov 8, 2012
How did Romney lose a race that seemed so tantalizingly within reach just one week ago?
Little support from young, minorities
Some answers are easy.
Romney lost embarrassingly among young people, African-Americans and Hispanics, a brutal reminder for Republicans that their party is ideologically out of tune with fast-growing segments of the population.
Obama crushed Romney among Hispanic voters by a whopping 44 points, a margin of victory that likely propelled the president to victories in Nevada, Colorado and possibly Florida.
Before Republicans went looking for answers Tuesday night, some of them went looking for the remote.
When it became clear about midnight that President Barack Obama was safely on the way to re-election, a handful of cranky and inebriated Republican donors wandered about Romney's election night headquarters, angrily demanding that the giant television screens inside the ballroom be switched from CNN to Fox News, where Republican strategist Karl Rove was making frantic, face-saving pronouncements about how Ohio was not yet lost.
Rove was wrong, of course as always.
But the signs of desperation inside the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on Tuesday night were symptomatic of a Republican Party now standing at a crossroads, with not much track in sight.
As Romney aides began the soul-searching that usually follows a loss, Republicans outside the campaign began pointing fingers at the team.
Some social conservatives were quick to rip open barely healed wounds, claiming that Romney's squishy positions on abortion and same-sex marriage -- closely scrutinized during both of his Republican primary campaigns -- left grass-roots Republicans uninspired.
#41877 Nov 8, 2012
But yet the teabaggers will turn to FOX Snooze for updated,truthful and 'reliable' news. LMAO!
When will they ever learn?
#41878 Nov 8, 2012
Romney may never have been the GOP's dream candidate, but even if he were, Republicans would still have been forced to confront another troubling structural problem on Election Day.
Democrats showed decisively that their ground game -- the combined effort to find, persuade and turn out voters -- is devastatingly better than anything their rivals have to offer.
In 2004, Republicans tapped the science of microtargeting to redefine campaigns. That is now ancient history.
"When it comes to the use of voter data and analytics, the two sides appear to be as unmatched as they have ever been on a specific electioneering tactic in the modern campaign era," Sasha Issenberg, a journalist and an expert in the science of campaigning, wrote just days before the election proved him right. "No party ever has ever had such a durable structural advantage over the other on polling, making television ads, or fundraising, for example."
The Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee entered Election Day boasting about the millions of voter contacts -- door knocks and phone calls -- they had made in all the key states.
Volunteers were making the calls using an automated VOIP-system, allowing them to dial registered voters at a rapid clip and punch in basic data about them on each phone's keypad, feeding basic information into the campaign's voter file.
But volunteer callers were met with angry hang-ups and answering machines just as much as actual voters on the other end of the line. It was a voter contact system that favored quantity over quality.
At the same time, the campaign's door-to-door canvassing effort was heavily reliant on fired-up but untrained volunteers.
Obama organizers, meanwhile, had been deeply embedded in small towns and big cities for years, focusing their persuasion efforts on person-to-person contact.
#41879 Nov 8, 2012
Sources involved in the GOP turnout effort admitted they were badly outmatched in the field by an Obama get-out-the-vote operation that lived up to their immense hype -- except, perhaps, in North Carolina, where Romney was able to pull out a win and Republicans swept to power across the state.
Multiple Romney advisers were left agog at the turnout ninjutsu performed by the Obama campaign, both in early voting and on Election Day.
Not only did Obama field marshals get their targeted supporters to the polls, they found new voters and even outperformed their watershed 2008 showings in some decisive counties, a remarkable feat in a race that was supposed to see dampened Democratic turnout.
In Florida's Hillsborough County, home to Tampa, the Obama campaign outpaced their final 2008 tally by almost 6,000 votes. In Nevada's vote-rich Clark County, Obama forces scrounged up almost 9,000 more votes than they did four years ago.
Tuesday's outcome laid bare this truth: The two campaigns placed very different bets on the nature of the 2012 electorate, and the Obama campaign won decisively.
Romney officials had modeled an electorate that looked something like a mix of 2004 and 2008, only this time, Democratic turnout would be depressed, and the most motivated voters would be whites, seniors, Republicans and independents.
Heading into Election Day, the Romney campaign's final set of internal poll numbers showed their candidate with a 6-point lead in New Hampshire, a 3-point lead in Colorado, a 2-point lead in Iowa, a 3-point lead in Florida and near ties in Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Ohio was their biggest problem. According to the campaign's internal polls obtained by CNN, Romney was trailing in the must-win state by a full 5 points on the Sunday before the election, the last day of tracking.
Officials in Boston dispatched Romney for a pair of 11th-hour campaign stops in Cleveland and Pittsburgh, a show of Election Day vitality and confidence that was, in reality, a last-ditch attempt to move the needle with just hours until the polls closed.
The Obama campaign was of a different mindset.
Late last month, a few days before Halloween, four members of Obama's senior campaign staff -- deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, pollster Joel Benenson, battleground state director Mitch Stewart and press secretary Ben LaBolt -- flew from Chicago to Washington to brief reporters on the state of the race.
With the president's campaign on the ropes in the wake of his awful debate performance in Denver, the quartet had a straightforward, math-driven sales pitch.
The share of the national white vote would decline as it has steadily in every election since 1992. There would be modest upticks in Hispanic and African-American voter registration, shifts that would overwhelmingly favor the president. And Obama's get-out-the-vote operation was vastly more sophisticated than the one being run by Romney and the Republican National Committee.
#41880 Nov 8, 2012
On Monday, the night before the election, the Obama campaign was optimistic their vision would pan out. A relaxed group of about 60 campaign staffers including campaign manager Jim Messina decamped to Houlihan's, just up the street from their Chicago headquarters on Michigan Avenue, to drink beers and take in Obama's final speech in Des Moines on C-SPAN.
The following morning, bagels were delivered to headquarters for breakfast. Pizza was on the menu for dinner. Some staffers in the in the campaign's press wing turned on the Oxygen channel to watch a marathon of "America's Next Top Model" -- a "mindless escape," in the words of one campaign operative. When the results started flowing in, each chapter appeared to unfold as planned.
The office burst into loud cheers when Pennsylvania and Wisconsin turned blue early in the evening, two very large pieces of mortar in a growing electoral roadblock for Romney.
And when Ohio was called for the president, the year-long avalanche of G-chats, e-mails and text messages between reporters and campaign sources fell silent as Obama-world closed ranks to celebrate their hard-won -- and meticulously planned -- victory.
#41881 Nov 8, 2012
I see you've made your choice. So much for your previous conciliatory tone - just more bullshit and lies from you. Frankly, I'm not surprised since attacking me is obviously a pathology for you.
You lost, loser. Suck it. LMAO!
#41882 Nov 8, 2012
Poor Rush - trying to figure out why 3 million Republican voters supposedly stayed home on Tuesday. His conclusion was because the candidate wasn't severely conservative enough.
Of course he never considered that the rightwing echo-chamber kept chanting the Romney had the election sewn up and would win by a landslide. If you're convinced your candidate is going to win by a landslide, why go vote?
Fox "news" kept 3 million Republicans (supposedly) home. Nice job, Fox. LOL!
#41883 Nov 8, 2012
Rush's conclusion is that everyone who is suggesting that the GOP re-examine their alienation of minorities and women is wrong. That the REAL problem is that they didn't nominate enough of an extremist.
My plea to all conservatives - please, PLEASE listen to Rush. Please believe his analysis of the problem and please, please, PLEASE implement whatever solutions he suggests.
#41884 Nov 8, 2012
I tune into FOX Snooze once in a while,( just for a laugh )I think it's right up there with SNL and Comedy Central.........LOL! Now that their puppet they were pushing lost I love to see red faces and neck veins popping out and say how Obama lied his way back into the Whitehouse. While Obama went over the 300 mark of electoral votes, Karl Rove was still saying "Wait ! Ohio can swing our way yet!" He might as well said that we still have hopes in California.......LMAO!,Tis the season ! LOL!
Thank God the RED poorer ( 47% states ) voted for Romney !!!!!!!!
#41885 Nov 8, 2012
Limbaugh's pathological self worship features a Tin Ear immunity to the facts. He is simply incapable of understanding that Republicanism is dying out not because of "strategy," "reaching out," or "bad branding." People see through all of that, and what they don't like is more basic - it's Republicanism itself. Blaming the messenger, the media, hurricanes, or campaign managers avoids the basic problem: The Message. And with Rush Limbaugh serving as the face of the GOP, they cannot hide what they are: arrogant, mean, backward, misinformed bigots, working in service of Multi-National anti-Middle Class Oligarchs [with a cadre of useful idiots who believe GOP lies about the "Public Interest"]- All under a fig leaf of pseudo-intellectual Ayn Rand gibberish and armed with de-bunked bumper sticker jump rope chants. The more they reveal who they are, the more repellent they become.
#41886 Nov 8, 2012
Almost every single Tea Tard running lost. Including Alan West and Joe Walsh. Not to mention the whole GOP "rape club".
But, please. Do Not Learn a Lesson. Please continue with the war on woman and latinos and gays and anyone who isn;'t a fat old white man. Your Party has been on the wrong side of every major issue from health care to gay rights. If you only cater to fat old white men you're going to lose even faster.
Time is NOT on your Party's side.Republicanism is headed to "Whig-dom". Faster than we thought, too.
#41887 Nov 8, 2012
Romney is the kind of man who makes profit off my labor... and if he walked into a house, 600k ocean front, he would wonder how people would live in a shack like this.. He thinks middle class is 200-250k. 1955 white america is over. The time for socialized healthcare is past due. Insurance companys should be banned. Let the Government take care of the hospitals. Pay for it by abolishing All welfare. Let the damn churches feed the homeless and hungry instead of giving the money to these con-men preachers..... Mormon church, oh my god. You could cut the deficit in half by scraping Brigham young university ( LOL ). In 1990, I built my own home and business, and had plenty of blisters to prove how I believe a man should make his money. Because of both parties posturing for power, those wages have been decimated and the jobs and training of the workers, lost to history. Unchecked capitalism ends into the wage class split we have now. And yes, I know about marxism, socialism, communism. Learn from their mistakes and ours and fix this. Peoples lives and futures are more important than, SOCIAL ISSUES.
#41888 Nov 8, 2012
Since: Sep 11
#41890 Nov 8, 2012
But Gee 1970's Comedy Show ...now you have someone to blame your miserable life on for the next four years !
#41891 Nov 8, 2012
Told you all I would win all 438 Electoral votes. Ha ha ha ha!
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