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    If the election were held today you disagree that at best we have a coin flip chance to win?  And most likely we are behind.  This is a bad cycle for us... Off year, too many seats to defend.  At this point in time, I'd guess hes pretty accurate on the prediction... You're treating it like his prediction is static.  

    Seriously, just a dumb comment altogether.

    •  Not disputing his outlook on November (4+ / 0-)
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      Risen Tree, llywrch, Just Bob, duhban

      The map makes it difficult to be sure. But he is opening himself up to people doubting everything he says by giving a forum to someone like this.

      Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it. http://www.edfitzgeraldforohio.com/

      by anastasia p on Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 01:22:46 PM PDT

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      •  Are you really not able to separate this from (2+ / 0-)
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        his election analysis? He is not right wing. He was on Dkos for crying out loud!!!!

        New Republic: So are the left-wing blogs as bad as the Tea Party ones in this case? -------------------------Chuck Schumer: Left-wing blogs are the mirror image. They just have less credibility and less clout.

        by AlexDrew on Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 01:30:55 PM PDT

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        •  it's not seperate (1+ / 0-)
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          reputation drives a lot of what you do in a field such as what Nate has chosen. Most of his 'fame' came from his ability to do statistical analysis in a dispassionate fashion. This completely undermines that though it's not a huge surprise. I read Nate's book and was disgusted by his chapter on climate. It was the exact opposite of the work I expected from him.

          Der Weg ist das Ziel

          by duhban on Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 07:42:07 PM PDT

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          •  That doesn't translate to his election predictions (0+ / 0-)

            being wrong.

            New Republic: So are the left-wing blogs as bad as the Tea Party ones in this case? -------------------------Chuck Schumer: Left-wing blogs are the mirror image. They just have less credibility and less clout.

            by AlexDrew on Mon Mar 24, 2014 at 03:18:43 PM PDT

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            •  nor does it translate into them being right (0+ / 0-)

              I do however find myself less willing to take Sliver at face value.

              Der Weg ist das Ziel

              by duhban on Mon Mar 24, 2014 at 06:57:13 PM PDT

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              •  You win. (0+ / 0-)

                Reality Based Community.

                New Republic: So are the left-wing blogs as bad as the Tea Party ones in this case? -------------------------Chuck Schumer: Left-wing blogs are the mirror image. They just have less credibility and less clout.

                by AlexDrew on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 03:01:29 AM PDT

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