Claims that the press is glossing over questions about Biden's age just don't hold up to scrutiny.
Oh Nate, please just...go away. Just leave. I only ever tolerated listening to him or reading him because I liked how Clare Malone and Micah Cohen wrote. Once they were gone, I stopped paying attention to him.
Since a potential government shutdown is in the news and that hinges on Republicans abiding by the agreement on the debt limit that Kevin McCarthy and Joe Biden hammered out months ago, it's worth asking, "How did bumbling, senile old Joe Biden do in his negotiations with a much younger Kevin McCarthy?" Oh, now I remember, he cleaned McCarthy's clock. McCarthy walked out of those negotiations lucky to still be wearing his pants. Ah, but that was WAAAAY back in May, when Biden was MUCH younger.
When Nate Silver started becoming more of a pundit than a data guy, he completely lost me. I haven't read FiveThirtyEight in a long time, but I'm not sad he was shitcanned from his creation.
Nate Silver has overstayed his welcome on the public stage and he needs to go sit in the corner for a while and remember who he is and who he REALLY is not.
Look, I know it's too much to ask, but I'ma ask it anyway: Can any of these "Biden is too old!" people point to a single policy or job-performance issue that's caused by Biden's age? Like, for example the withdrawal from Afghanistan was a disaster, was that because Biden was too old? Or, to tie it to the only metric than anyone in this Godforsaken country seems to give a fuck about: What's it got to do with the price of gas?
Nate is just an attention-whore trying to stay relevant, he doesn't care if he helps trash democracy here. He foundered so badly on the last two elections, because as Parker says, he was merely predicting what he wished to see, not reality. I still hate that it was even close.
This is Nate we're talking about, after all. He's following MattY down the path of Xtreme Navel-Gazing to the Land Of My Farts Smell Like Lilacs
Nate has made the mistake of believing his opinion matters as his core product becomes weak. Famous because of attention is not competency
A man with a McConnell glitch, huh. Which is much worse than a man woman person camera tv moment, which obviously is not a concern for Nate
Is Nate Silver still wasting perfectly good oxygen? 🤦🏼♀️
RE: conservative Dems: there used to be a lot more "competitive" or "competitive-ish" districts and states where a conservative Dem could outperform Dems enough to win an election (same with moderate Republicans). Gerrymandering and polarization basically wiped most of those places off the map.
In Indiana, Dems complained about Joe Donnelly all the time being too conservative, etc, etc. He outperformed every Dem in the state in 2018, and outperformed Hillary's 2016 results by 7 (and every other Dem's 2016 results), and still lost by 6%. The math simply isn't there anymore.
Yeah, Nate is either lying or delusional here. There have been umpteen stories about Biden's age. Probably because the media doesn't have much in the way of substantive policy notes to make, esp. when Trump gets added to the mix.
Silver does the thing a lot of prominent journalists and pundits do, where they say their own personal vote is going to the liberal candidate---so obviously they must be liberals who want the liberal candidate to win---but then they use their massive national platform to put forward coverage that downplays the liberal's achievements and magnifies her flaws while playing up the conservative's achievements and downplaying his flaws. I'm not sure what sorry mess of psychological issues leads a person to such a state, but if you vote for liberals while using your substantial power and influence to actively distort the views of others in favor of conservatives, then you're a conservative! If you're uncomfortable with that then stop warping people's perception of reality in favor of conservatives!
He's such a hack.