Monday, December 31, 2012

Out Magazine's Person Of The Year: Nate Silver

Nate Silver: Out Magazine's Person Of The Year

A very good choice for the person of the year.  This openly gay man stood up to the far right with logic, statistics and facts.  These are the three things that our enemies cannot grasp when they contradict their beliefs.  Nate silver proved that, in the end, the truth will always win over lies.
For months in the run-up to the election, Silver, editor of FiveThirtyEight, a blog hosted by The New York Times, had been analyzing the polling data and calmly explaining, to the contempt of pundits on Fox and the gratitude of viewers of MSNBC, why Obama had the election sewn up. His quiet confidence—he bet Joe Scarborough $2,000 that the president would win re-election— attracted fans and haters alike.
On the eve of the big day, one in five people going to the Times site were going to his blog. But even as the flood broke over their heads, political veterans continued to resist his analysis. There was Karl Rove on polling night, sputtering and spinning on Fox News, insisting it was too soon to call Ohio. There was Wall Street Journal columnist and Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan a day before the election, writing of a near-certain Romney surge.

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