Nate Silver is actually playing a pretty smart game here. He’s building a following of libs. When he’s wrong, he will suffer no consequences at all because he is a lib. If he happens to somehow be right, he’s a hero. It’s a no lose situation for him. Our scorn means nothing to him.
No matter what happens, Obama, Silver, Biden, Hillary...they’re ALL heroes for life for the leftist droolers.
These people, remember, still think of Jimmy Carter as a hero. LBJ, too...all of LBJ’s micro-management and subsequent handcuffing of America in Vietnam, his ruination of the black family via welfare, all of that is FORGOTTEN.
Carter’s gasoline lines, humiliation from Muslim extremists in Iran, his impotent response to Soviet domination of Asia, FORGOTTEN.
Clinton’s obvious failures in lying under oath, his sleeping at the wheel as the dot-com bubble inflated the stock market, his weak-kneed response to the Cole bombings and embassy bombings in Africa, all FORGOTTEN.
The leftists make HEROES out of their failures—contrast this to conservatives...arguably the worst Republican president in the last 50 years was Nixon. You ever hear a full throated defense of him from conservatives? Nope. You hear the truth: while good on anti-Communist expansion and a need to engage China, Nixon screwed up by wage and price controls and implementing the horrendous EPA.
Basically, I think conservatives are MORE HONEST about their history—liberals whitewash and deify their heroes.
Reagan is, I admit, a bit of a “demigod” by us conservatives....but only because he was SUCH a rarity and fought so long to finally win the presidency. Still, Reagan left us with some problems: Sandra Day O’Connor, for instance...and his response to the Marine bombing in Lebanon wasn’t the best. My point isn’t to rip Reagan...he was 10,000 times better than Carter. He just wasn’t perfect.
Romney, too, won’t be perfect. Far from it. He WILL be a better President than Obama.