08 Nov '12, 8pm

what if the election were lost for even stupider reasons than you thought?

« Holder: I Might Not Administer Justice This Term | Main | The Unmitigated Disaster Known As Project ORCA » November 08, 2012 What If The Election Was Won For Even Stupider Reasons Than You Thought? After a loss, you're supposed to take stock. Ask the Big Questions. Ruthlessly question your assumptions, even your core beliefs. You're not supposed to make up silly excuses and tell yourselves happy stories about why you lost. You're not supposed to make up a narrative where you should just do all the same things again. Hacks do that. Genuine thinkers, on the other hand, probe deeply into their starting assumptions and suggest Big Changes. I get all that, and that's true 90% of the time. But what if the data actually suggests that Random Chance played a greater role in this election than any other? Datum: 12% of all voters made up their minds in the last week before the elec...

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