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Adam Serwer (Mother Jones) and Jamelle Bouie (Slate)

On Adamize, Jamelle Bouie predicts an Obama win, unless Romney turns out to have probability-altering powers, and Adam skeptically considers the argument that an Obama win would be illegitimate. Adam argues that conservatives’ recent obsession with Nate Silver is the result of his debunking of the Romney campaign’s claims of Mittmentum. Adam and Jamelle both worry about the racial ramifications of an Obama loss, and predict the legislative activity of a second Obama term. They close by considering people who support Romney because they think he’s lying.

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Recorded:Nov 2    Posted:Nov 4, 2012
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Adamize | Nov 4, 2012 | Adam Serwer & Jamelle Bouie

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