Analytics is not a substitute for intelligence… or something…. Because I’m sure there’s a moneyball lesson in here somewhere. Who made the analytics revolution? Billy Beane and Nate Silver amirite. I’m not an apostle, but I think I’m right to remember both Beane and Silver caution that the modern analytics discipline provides ‘another’ piece of insight rather than a ‘superseding’ piece of insight. The Clinton smart kids didn’t understand that. Their faith was in an analytics model at the end of a campaign, they didn’t poll in October 2016. http://nypost.com/2017/04/18/hillary-ran-the-worst-presidential-campaign-ever/ And ostensibly it was because of some instinct for thrift that would seem strangely new to big time campaigns, much less Democrat campaigns…
Bill-O: I never watched it, never saw one episode. In the gun business, there was a necessity for me to ping a 75 year old collector on occasion…. Couldn’t call him during The Factor.
This would seem to be the reality, such that one chooses to see it: http://theweek.com/articles/692863/there-no-real-evidence-that-trump-voters-are-turning-trump
There is no Democrat analog here… I can’t see Obama having had the opportunity to get a picture snapped with say Tom Morello and Michael Moore. The Democrats don’t actually have a Palin themselves.