Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Quote of the day: The moron vote

I don’t think that Trump can win, frankly, because I don’t think there are enough morons to elect him. A certain percentage of the American public is just morons; that’s the way it is. When you divide the public in two and then divide the voters in one of those halves among five candidates or more, a candidate can win by dominating the moron vote because it only takes about one-seventh of the total population to take the “lead” under those circumstances. But when you’re talking about needing 51% of the WHOLE population, rather than needing 30% of half of the population, you run out of morons. I hope we will; I hope Trump will lose because I hope that he runs out of morons to vote for him.

 - Bill James, founder of Sabermetrics, known as one of the pioneers of the analysis of baseball and in-game statistics, on an updated version of fooling some of the people some of the time.

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