. Nate Silver nails it, pointing out how frustrating it can be to analyze politics: Nate Silver: Between pundits and partisans, 'a lot of very delusional people' in politics - POLITICO.com From the interview: Between the pundits and the partisans, you're dealing with a lot of very delusional people. And sports provides for much more frequent reality checks, he wrote. If you were touting how awesome Notre Dame was, for example, you got very much slapped back into reality last night. In politics, you can go on being delusional for years at a time. Partisan ideology makes people talk themselves into some crazy stuff. .