Comments: Watcher's Council results

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"How the Academic Left Elected Obama" -- totally bogus; let me tell you why, in my opinion.

Here are the demographics of the Obama victory:
http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/results/president/exit-polls.html

If you choose the "size according to the share of the electorate" radiobutton, you will see that one could choose any of a number of demographics, then make an ideologically speculative argument to explain the outcome.

For example, I could have chosen women voters, voters under age 59, urban and suburban voters, voters having HS education and higher, or Catholic voters, then made a speculative case for any one of these demographics.

Therefore, Paul Kengor's thesis is not unique, is speculative, is specious, therefore unconvincing, therefore bogus!

Posted by Perry at November 22, 2008 09:36 AM