Florida is no longer a red, southern state, but instead second New York State, a Democratic stronghold where a large minority of its citizens believes in the concept of federal supremacy and subsists on the largesse of big government.
Over the years, I avidly followed Nate's career. One day, when I was in New York for business, I asked him to lunch. He was tentative about it, saying there was a 99.8 percent chance that he could go.
In an election as close as this year's presidential contest, any group can make a credible claim for having made the critical difference in the outcome. But there is certainly no denying the impact the Millennial Generation had on the outcome of the 2012 election.
The field of "political data science" is now more than just a concept -- it's a proven, election-winning approach that will continue to revolutionize the way campaigns are run for decades to come.
President Obama has nothing to lose in his second term. Rather than put his faith in a gridlocked Congress, he should look out to the people who applauded when he spoke out about climate change.
Short of suggesting a lot of patience and even more heavy drinking, I really don't have much advice to offer for you there. But I do have eight ideas for how you can win over the business community during your next term.
Tuesday's election will certainly benefit millions and millions of people -- both in the United States and around the world. But beyond the many important short and mid-term consequences, it will likely be remembered as an inflection point in American political history.
We are all Americans and the time has come for both parties to start working together the way the American people deserve. Now's the time to show some unity and pass the laws that will put Americans back to work.
The trick is to develop enough confidence in the models that we are not tempted to manually override them when they contradict our own preciously-held view of the world. This is unfortunately also difficult in practice.
1. The United States remains a divided nation. Just a few percentage points separate those who supported Barack Obama and those who supported Mitt Romney nationally and in key swing states.
Karl Rove led a parade of "experts" masquerading as fair-minded analysts whose real agenda was to line their own pockets by feeding the public's craving for information that confirms their biases. Here, 10 of the worst offenders.
Despite all of the stories, the numbers told the right story all along. The numbers said that the election was not that close, and it was not.There is an important lesson here for business.
If Florida stays in the Obama column, we will have called each state correctly: 51 out of 51, and the Obama Electoral College count bang on 332.