Friday, September 02, 2011

Obama Wins in 2012?

I have said several times Obama will win in 2012. (After I said in March 2008 that he was "unelectable," so ignore whatever I say).

But now a man with an actual MODEL (sort of) has called it for BHO.

Meet Prof. Lichtman...

(Nod to Anonyman)

11 comments:

Vince said...

I say no chance unless there is a big event to make the folks rally round the pres. Rick Perry is the guy if not IMO.

hemroidtreatment said...

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Anonymous said...

I'm a little baffled by Lichtman's 'scandal-free'. There have been some events - the gun running, the money to Solyndra and its bankruptcy, and Arne Duncan making shit up about the dreadful Texas schools - which would seem 'scandal' to me. We'll see if they have resonance by the time of the election. They're not Teapot Dome, but they're not nothing, either. dave.s.

Tom said...

"I don’t see how Obama can lose", says Lichtman.

Allow me to assist: "by failing to carry states adding up to a majority in the electoral college". That's how.

The fresh, young, unknown Obama that drew young people and non-voters with his message of hope and change turned out to be a weak leader and a liar. I don't see a Reagen among the GOP candidates, but Obama is beatable.

Angus said...

Lightman's model is about as valid as the second and third comments on this post (by Hemroidtreatment and Nail Fungus Cure).

Gerardo said...

Based on who this post seems to draw, it seems that Obama has the nail fungus and "hemroid" vote.

Gerardo said...

Whoops, didn't realize a nail fungus joke had already been logged.

Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that the professor doesn't think any particular policy positions matter. Just major policy change.

Apparently, the public's perception of that policy change is inconsequential.

Also, a note to Obama, a quick and overwhelming conquest of oh say Canada is an electoral plus.

Mr. Overwater said...

Oh please, oh please change your prediction!

Mungowitz's predictions of the future, especially in politics, are so reliably false.

Please oh please let it be that you're just reporting this crappy model and not telling us what your gut is telling you.

In case folks are interested, Gelman links to wunderkind Nate Silver's demolition of Lichtman:
http://themonkeycage.org/blog/2011/09/01/shooting-a-rabbit-with-a-cannon/

John said...

One would think prosecuting an illegal war would be scandal enough. Sadly, it probably isn't.