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  •  Florida Matters - A LOT (12+ / 0-)

    1. It increased PBO's electoral lead - making his already solid victory even more decisive.

    2. It reinforced the determination and will of the Floridian citizens who stood up to the likes of Rick Scott and other Republicans who were trying interfere with democracy.

    3. It kept Florida blue twice in a row

    4. Psychological icing on the cake!!

    P.S. Nate Silver is numbers cruncher - he did not "give" Obama this victory. He had no part to play in the campaign or ground game, or such. He simply calculates probabilities based on polling data he receives.  He's doing his job as a statistician, but no more.

    •  We should express our thanks to all the voters of (9+ / 0-)

      FL, OH and anywhere else the gop tried  to stop them.

      You can't make this stuff up.

      by David54 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 10:25:40 AM PST

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    •  Weren't you crapping all over Nate (1+ / 0-)
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      when Obama's polling started going down a bit after the first debate?  Saying that Nate was biased towards Romney and white people or something?  Still stand by those sentiments?

      P.S.  I'm not saying Nate "deserves" any credit for Obama's victory, that belongs to President Obama, his campaign, and the people who voted for him.  I am stating that it wasn't just right-wingers who were ripping on Nate Silver for putting out numbers they didn't like, numbers that turned out to be right on.

      “Th’ noise ye hear is not th’ first gun iv a revolution. It’s on’y th’ people iv the United States batin’ a carpet.” - Mr. Dooley

      by puakev on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 11:07:19 AM PST

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      •  Correction (0+ / 0-)

        "Saying that Nate was biased in favor of Romney and white people".  

        “Th’ noise ye hear is not th’ first gun iv a revolution. It’s on’y th’ people iv the United States batin’ a carpet.” - Mr. Dooley

        by puakev on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 11:08:34 AM PST

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      •  Hmmm (0+ / 0-)
        Saying that Nate was biased towards Romney and white people or something
        When did I ever say that Nate was "biased towards white people?"

        Please provide a source for your claim - otherwise it's just pure, unmitigated bullshit.

        My criticisms of Nate Silver were largely about his inclusion of questionable RW polls in his models when a slew of them were released immediately following the first debate.

        I also criticized his differential use of descriptive phrases for Romney's and Obama's numbers (e.g., describing Obama's numbers as "awful" but not using equivalent terms for Romney). Incidentally, I wasn't the only one who expressed the concern that Nate was adhering to corporate media orders to spin as "nice" as possible for Romney and as "terrible" as possible for President Obama.

        •  Since you ask (1+ / 0-)
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          Here's what you wrote at The Obama Diary back on October 12:

          "Don’t tell that to Nate Silver. He’s having visions and salivating at the prospect of a Romney presidency with a Dem controlled senate. Just get that pesky Black guy out of the White House and all will be well!"
          The line about Nate wanting "that pesky Black guy out of the White House" sure sounds like you were saying he's racist, or that he was racially motivated somehow.  But then again that's been your m.o., making paranoid accusations at anyone who dares report or hint at anything remotely negative about President Obama.  

          “Th’ noise ye hear is not th’ first gun iv a revolution. It’s on’y th’ people iv the United States batin’ a carpet.” - Mr. Dooley

          by puakev on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 12:55:47 PM PST

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