November 21, 2008

Watcher's Council results

First place in the Council category was Joshuapundit with The Afghanistan Blues. (Colossus finished in 2nd with this post.)

First place in the non-Council category was American Thinker with How the Academic Left Elected Obama.

Full results can be seen here.

Posted by Hube at November 21, 2008 10:06 AM | TrackBack

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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