Silver managed to call every state exactly right. He ignored the gibberish about momentum or voters moods and simply focused on the data given by the various polls taken in the final weeks of the campaign. While Silvers work has likely permanently transformed election coverage, it is interesting to think about a similar analysis being applied elsewhere, for example the debate over the budget. Suppose that we had someone focused on actual data involved in the budget debate instead of the silly rhetoric coming from the Republicans and Democrats. The first thing that a Nate Silver would likely point out...
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Listening to Liberals talk about the things they wish another Liberal would have said or done, is a bit like watching a Bass fishing pro/NASCAR fan, build his fantasy Football team.
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