The Statisticians on the Bus

One of the strangest things about the final days of the 2012 presidential campaign was that the battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney became something of a sideshow, at least in the greenrooms of Manhattan and Washington, D.C., and on the Acela trains that shuttled the crème de la press corps between them. The hot topic wasn’t the election itself. It was who would best predict the election’s results. [cont.]

Andrew Romano, Daily Beast