• Graph of the Week — Dem Veepstakes

    Last week, the prediction markets correctly called the GOP VP selection, albeit with marginal levels of confidence. To the surprise and dismay of faithful viewers of the amazing new reality television show that is the Donald Trump campaign, he went with a relatively safe and boring political insider known as Mike Pence. About the only thing amusing which came out of this was their short-lived power-top logo, which looked something like this:


    (Trigger warning: Eerily reminiscent of what “happy atheist” blogger PZ Myers once advised regarding a certain gelato store owner.)

    Will the Democratic nominee also decide to stick with the safe pick, a political insider with plenty of executive experience at the gubernatorial level? The betting markets are saying probably yes.

    Via PredictIt, as of 20-Jul

    Personally, I’d like to see her go with something bold and at least a little outside of the box, but that is looking less and less likely these days.

    On the upside, at least Clinton and Kaine do look comfortable together.

    You can read up on Senator Kaine in the following dueling news articles:

    Too boring, or just boring enough? His comms people must be loving this narrative.


    Category: Current EventsDamned Lies and StatisticsPolitics

    Article by: Damion Reinhardt

    Former fundie finds freethought fairly fab.