Talking Politics: Amy Walter and Nate Silver

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Amy Walter, political director of ABC News, and Nate Silver, the man behind The New York Times' Five Thirty Eight blog, discuss the November mid-term elections and the latest stories in politics.


Nate Silver and Amy Walter

Comments [7]

ileen from nyc

Why isn't this segment available to listen to here or itunes?

Sep. 01 2010 02:03 PM
amalgam from Manhattan by day, NJ by night

@ Eric K from Independent Republic...

Hard to argue with you to some degree. What you're stating sounds similar to what Bill Maher has bee saying for years - Americans, by and large, are stupid and their intelligence should not be overestimated. If one agrees with this logic, it can be extended to all people at all times, not just Americans...

Sep. 01 2010 12:23 PM
Sophie from Poughkeepsie, NY

"Time for change" will be reflected in the shocking advance of the Tea Party and other conservative groups. In my neck of the woods, the Tea Party and the Palladino's look like viable options to many voters.

Sep. 01 2010 11:25 AM
Michael Altobello from Forest Hills freelancing today in Norwalk

Watch out dems!

Nate said... "Nobody is polling within 10 points..."

Amy said NY is too much money to compete.

All I have to say is this...

Scott Brown & Koch Brothers

Pay attention!

Sep. 01 2010 11:14 AM

After Scott Brown, shouldn't Democrats just safely assume nothing at this point is a safe bet? Their laziness and presumption is what's going to turn the tables if anything.

Sep. 01 2010 11:11 AM
Eric K from Independent Republic Of My Own Lonely Head

This is a shot in the dark but I think the best place for honesty is this program and guests like those for this segment:

Can we finally ask the question out loud among analysts, pundits, and more-than-average informed voters/listeners that so many in the media and out in the ether are afraid to ask:

Are the American People just not able to be pegged and figured out? Can we safely ask that no one seems to know what they want? People turn on a dime on seemingly any issue. They believe anything hook, line, and sinker when it suits them and then they become skeptical and mistrusting the next. There is no pattern, there is no discernible logic that the American people follow.

Whether it's about the role of government, economic policy, foreign policy, social issues, or even the biography of the President - there seems to be no real way to figure out what the average American thinks because the average American doesn't seem to think anything out and think about anything consistently.

Is it OK to say this out loud?

Sep. 01 2010 10:33 AM

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