Closer Than Nate

I’m an admitted ego-maniac, so when I write here, especially here, I make a concerted effort to keep myself and my ego in check.  But for just this once I’m going to let that self control lapse. Throughout this election, Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com has been lauded time and time again for...

The Mark Shields Post (Who I Think Will Win The Presidential Election)

Back when I first got interested in politics, which, strange as it may seem, was only four years ago, one of my favorite columnists was Mark Shields.  Back then he was writing for CNN as one of the Democratic counterpoints to Bob Novak. What was perhaps ironic about my affection for Shields’ regular...

More Good News… Er… Bad News For McCain

Of all the things I’ve been keeping an eye on, one of them has been the mainstream media’s electoral map projections.  Independent electoral maps have been much more aggressive in polling trends which have thus far shown an electoral map that is beneficial to Obama.  Pollster just barely puts...

No F#$in’ Way

Wonkette just posted one of the most ludicrous electoral possibilities I’ve heard thus far this election cycle.  The only problem is, it could actually happen. There are a lot of battleground states out there right now that were at one point unlikely to be anything but solid red.  Think about it a...

Poll Analysis: North Carolina Blue

There continue to be a few polls out there that may show the presidential race closing, but in general the overall snapshot continues to show a race where Barack Obama enjoys a commanding lead over Senator John McCain. Looking at all of the data I have at my disposal right now, without any significant...

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