Monday, September 10, 2012
Unimpeachable Leftist Silver At N.Y.Times"538" Shows Statistical Proof That Palin Didn't Cause McCain's Loss
Nate Silver, the resident psephologist at the New York Times "538" poll analysis and political comment column lays to rest, hopefully permanently, the leftist nonesense that meme that "Sarah Palin caused McCain to lose the 2008 election.
The source, Nate Silver of the New York Times (hardly a Palin supporter site) being a Dem who made his reputation at the far left Palin hate site "Daily Kos", and in fact because of it, makes the following of value.
I see it as a counter to the "Palin cost McCain the election" rubbish which shows up often on leftists sites and Twitter. After Palin's nomination. and during the inter-period between that and the Lehman collapse the McCain/Palin team were in the lead.
Here, from a statistician and especially because he is a leftie, is his confirmation of what caused McCain to lose which can be thrown back at anti-Palin posters.
"Rather, it was what the model did in September of that year, when it detected very, very quickly after the collapse of Lehman Brothers that John McCain’s goose was cooked, with Barack Obama’s projected probability of winning the Electoral College increasing by about 25 percent in a period of just 48 hours."
This follows on from his previous analysis:
Posted by M. Joseph Sheppard at 4:51 PM