HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » its hilarious how pundits...

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:02 PM

its hilarious how pundits at the boards are twisting themselves

into a pretzel trying to come up with scenarios for Trump to win. True on both cnn and msnbc. instead of objectively analysing the race and maybe discuss why they think polls are innacurate they are like lets give Trump this state and that one for the sake of argument and then maybe one congressional district there. oh look, thats 270.

its fine to discuss possible paths but i feel they are not putting into context how likely or not some of these are. They are presented on the same footing as the other more probable ones and result in people freaking out.

7 replies, 701 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread

Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:04 PM

1. Even if they are trying very hard, the only Clinton state they can muster up the courage to

say Trump has a chance is NV. They couldn't go there with MN or NH.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Claustrum (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:06 PM

2. and thats assuming trump wins all the battleground states

but loses Florida and somehow wins nevada , arizona and a district elsewhere to make 270. pretty far fetched.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:14 PM

3. Yeh, I'm long done with that mental masturbation

Its pointless. Its just people talking to hear themselves talk at this point.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:16 PM

4. Yep. They seem to know no other way to deal with their ratings

That to spread uncertainty.

And now saying we won't know the outcome on election night. Rachel seemed to think it would all come down to PA, forgetting the rest of the states.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:17 PM

5. Well it's five days before the election. Wat else are they supposed to talk about?

They have to fill up airtime and I donít mind if it freaks people out, better than complacency

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Dream Girl (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:25 PM

7. Voter suppression, possible intimidation, GOP Lawsuits

Etc

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:19 PM

6. I mean, they're not really any different from the Biden campaign in that regard

I get texts and emails and social media notifications multiple times each day from the campaign about how it is really much closer than it appears and we're within the margin of error in key swing states and we're in danger of having this slip away. Their motivation, of course, is to get me to donate more (and, frankly, it's not as though this has never worked). But given that's what the campaign itself is doing, I don't see much cause to be critical of the media for also gaming out these scenarios.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread