Q&A With Nate Silver on His New Book, Whether Romney Has a Shot, and Why He Doesn’t Play Fantasy Baseball Anymore

Polling wizard Nate Silver has just released his first book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — But Some Don’t, in which he examines everything from politics and weather forecasts to chess-playing computers and the stock market.

We talked to Silver today about the race for president, why he doesn’t play fantasy baseball anymore, and what makes Dick Morris so awful. [cont.]

Dan Amira, nymag.com