Friday, November 09, 2012

Meanwhile, in Floyd County, we remain tied and Mittigated.

Trying to find the bitterest beer in America? That's easy. It's whatever Romney voters are drinking this weekend.

Here is more commentary on the general theme of my post yesterday, in which I suggested that the GOP must adapt to (genuine) reality or perish.

Mitt Romney lost because hardline Republicans betrayed him: The Tea Party zealots, homophobes and misogynists hijacked Romney's campaign – and threaten the Republican party's future, by Simon Tisdall (Guardian).

... By campaign end, Romney – moderating his tone and positions – was finally connecting with 2012 America. GOP strategist Peggy Noonan called it Romney's "quiet rise", and there was evidence to support it. But the Tea Party zealots, the radical evangelicals, the homophobes, the misogynists and the rest of the unthinking, feckless right had already scuppered his chances. It was too late to turn it around.

Also at the Guardian, but only for statistics obsessives, is this painstakingly detailed analysis: How did Nate Silver predict the US election? A blogger called Nate Silver accurately called the outcome of the election. Biostatistician Bob O'Hara thinks he knows how.

At the New York Times: How a Race in the Balance Went to Obama.

Last, but entirely least, Professor Erika's post in Freedom to Screech (Yellow) selectively congratulates her winners, denigrates her losers, and expresses undying platonic love for her future mayor, Rebecca Gardenour. With President Obama re-elected, Erika declares her mission accomplished.

What was that about genuine reality?

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