Nate shines

/ 5 January 2009

Man, I love the analysis we are getting from Nate Silver these days! Here is a wonderful post where he takes apart a laughably bad editorial in the WSJ, and, in the process, educates us all about exactly what issues are still in play in the Minnesota recount.

Then, later in the day Nate takes on the absentee ballot issue. He does not think there is much chance it benefits Norm even if he does win a case in court.

Let’s be frank: Norm Coleman doesn’t have much of a future in electoral politics. Defeated Presidential candidates sometimes have nine lives, but defeated Senatorial candidates rarely do, and in his career running for statewide office, Coleman has lost to a professional wrestler, beaten a dead guy, and then tied a comedian. He doesn’t have much to lose by fighting this to its bitter conclusion. But it’s hard to envision how he’ll come up with enough ballots to overtake Franken.


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