Bruce you sure are dense. One of my two points was dealing with Silver's predicition, and how possibly he manage to be almost spot on to what actually occurred. So let me explain it to you dear child, Bruce. If someone gives me the results of their polling, and I report it. Does that make be brillant? No. So if Silver, was given insider information in 2008 on the polling results just before the election. Does he get the credit? No he does not. But I did not state that what has been reported by reliable sources, is gospel. I don't personally know. Neither do you. But why would those on the same team as Obama, make statements indicating that there was some collusions between those with polling data and Silver? Interesting question.