Morning Shmo

In the final run-up to the election, Joe Scarborough of “Morning Joe” said this about Nate Silver and his FiveThirtyEight blog showing an extremely high probability of an Obama victory:

Anybody that thinks that this race is anything but a tossup right now is such an ideologue, they should be kept away from typewriters, computers, laptops and microphones for the next 10 days, because they’re jokes.

Here’s Scarborough post-election, after Silver the “ideologue,” Silver the “joke” predicted not just the overall result correctly, but the  outcome in every single state:

I won’t apologize to Mr. Silver for predicting an outcome that I had also been predicting for a year.

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