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    Too close to call


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    "Too close to call" is only for those so-called "analyst" types who work for news stations and want to convince the viewers that they know what they're talking about.

    I told my co-workers that I'd rather go with what the bookmakers are offering. After all, unlike the TV pundits, these guys will lose money big time if they calculate wrongly. So far they've been right on the money. They all predicted that it was never a "tight race" as far as the electoral college was concerned (Heck, bookmakers were calling 85-15 odds on Obama this morning and it increased to something like 90-10 on Betfair a few hours later). It was the media that kept calling it a tight race, they have their own agenda: i.e. sell advertising to as many eyeballs as possible.

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    • salem agrees : "too close to call" == "please keep watching us, and our advertisers giving us money"
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    "Too close to call" is only for those so-called "analyst" types who work for news stations and want to convince the viewers that they know what they're talking about.
    Agreed. Silver called the election a week before, and the TV pundits kept making a big deal out of the election. "WE HAVE TO INTERRUPT YOU, I'M SORRY, VERMONT WENT TO OBAMA." No kidding guys, Vermont's been a blue state since the triassic.

    The minute Comedy Central's coverage started, I switched to them, but Ohio was called 15 minutes into it.

    (Heck, bookmakers were calling 85-15 odds on Obama this morning and it increased to something like 90-10 on Betfair a few hours later).
    Nate Silver did 89-11 Obama the day before, and 92-8 the day of for electoral college votes.
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    Haven't been in here in a while, but I'm calling Obama, 100-0.
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    Originally Posted by DaWei_M
    Haven't been in here in a while, but I'm calling Obama, 100-0.

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