Karl Rove really didn't want to believe the data guys at Fox (! Fox has data guys?!?) who called Ohio for Obama last night - and was soundly schooled. This is interesting. Rove is a pundit at Fox while simultaneously being a mover and shaker in the election itself, and he talks a fast game that has nothing to do with facts and everything to do with narrative.
Rove gets narrative. He swims in a sea of narrative. And since the Clinton era, Rove's narrative has driven this country, so it is truly amazing to me that the data guys, of all people, showed him up. It makes me hope that maybe America's love affair with vacuous narrative, instead of the actual study and science that made us great, may be waning.
A guy can hope.
Anyway - the article at Alternet that sparked this musing.