So that happened. Ugh. Four more years of that shit. I was wrong about my own prediction, and others were right (Jim Cramer still was a nut, though)
It's going to be so much fun seeing all those "unexpectedly" stories continue for the next four years. Medicare patients "unexpectedly" seeing their actual healthcare access go away. Full-time employees "unexpectedly" getting turned into part-timers.
And of course the entirely expected "unexpected" public pension failures. Btw, there were some ballot measures on pensions, some meaningful, some not, and I'll get around to those later in the week. I will definitely not be lacking for those stories.
I am under no illusion that anybody outside conservative circles is going to make Obama own whatever economic failures continue – it will continue to be Bush's fault, of course. That Bush, man, he was so powerful.
And yes, it may be that U.S. servicemen were disenfranchised and that there was widespread fraud, but someone other than me needs to sift through those numbers. We always knew that we'd need a Romney win to be bigger than the margin of Dem shenanigans.
In any case, congrats to Nate Silver. He got his tipping states correct, and the simulations panned out. Looks like he got the popular vote percentages correct, too (well, close enough). So yay – the state polls weren't biased (in statistical terms) and Silver gets to keep his job… until the NYT can no longer pay him.