Category Archives: Seer of Seers

Election Eve Predictions

Well, the election is almost over, and with that done we can get back to the stories that matter – petty squabbling over the legitimacy of the election results, bitter partisan fights over the looming fiscal cliff and brutal recriminations inside … Continue reading

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The Defense of an Undecided Voter – Part 4

My last two posts discussed my preference for President Obama’s on social matters and Governor Romney’s on economic. I expressed some doubt in both categories, primarily related to my skepticism about the President’s real role in those two roles. Today, … Continue reading

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The Defense of an Undecided Voter – Part 3

I’m still undecided, though my absentee ballot needs to get sent sooner rather than later, so I should probably start to figure something out. In the mean time, I’ll keep breaking down the sources of my remaining doubts. As I … Continue reading

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The Defense of an Undecided Voter – Part 1

I’ve seen in several places the argument or assumption that an undecided voter is necessarily uninformed – that the differences between the two candidates are just so obvious that anyone remotely paying attention should already have figured out who they’re supporting. I take a little bit of … Continue reading

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And on to Prediction #2

With Santorum out, I can now pretty much call my Prediction #1 – Romney is the Republican Nominee. Gingrich and Paul have both pledged to be in it “to the death,” but that’s more about their own personal desires than … Continue reading

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Portman for VP?

This Atlantic article makes the case for Ohio Senator Rob Portman for Romney’s VP: Romney likes and respects Portman.  Portman wants the job. Portman is vetted, more so than any other potential pick. Portman is ready for the job and, … Continue reading

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Hedgehogs and the Great Depression of 2030

The “Thinking Like a Fox” metaphor is best applied against people that make extreme predictions with high degrees of uncertainty and little historical precendent. To wit: MIT researchers predict “Next Great Depression”in 2030 because of a lack of resources. Freakanomics has a … Continue reading

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