The Cult Of Nate Silver

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Crushing on the political blogger, mathematician and 2012 election breakout star.

Before President Obama won the election for a second time, Nate Silver was a self-proclaimed nerd you might have heard of if you follow politics. But since election 2012, he has become the smartest, most buzzed-about man in the country — and an unlikely sex symbol. On his New York Times blog, FiveThirtyEight, he predicted the outcome of the election to the T in all 50 States. Just imagine what else he can do with that brain!

Now, Nate might not have the muscles of an NYPD firefighter or the swagger of a hotshot lawyer. But my heart has always belonged to nerds like Nate.  Cute nerds that are intelligent, creative and worship beautiful girls like you and me! According to Wikipedia, Silver’s middle name is even Read! I can’t make this stuff up (and hopefully, Wikipedia contributors didn't).

In the past few weeks, Silver’s been stealing the show. And it appears I now have some competition. With his recently published book, The Signal and The Noise, at No. 2 on the Amazon Bestseller list (coincidently right behind Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and the preciseness of his election predictions, this guy is on fire. He’s been on talk shows all week and featured on every media outlet in sight (plus, he makes frequent appearances on my DVR).

On Twitter, plenty of women (and men) are talking about Nate, too. @Wendow says, "Every time I need a little pick me up, I visit @fivethirtyeight ....Thank you for the math ;)" This girl is lucky I’m not the jealous type (usually).

Not only is Mr. Silver good with numbers, but he also has a rebellious streak. You heard me. His predictions put to shame the political pundits who have been in the game decades longer than he. At the age of 34, Silver outsmarted the establishment…and that is mega hot! This isn’t his first rodeo either. In 2008, he predicted 49 of the 50 states and was named one of "The World’s 100 Most Influential People" by Time magazine.

Now politics and math might not be the sexiest thing on your list, but Silver also has a record for predicting baseball outcomes. His genius can be used on all sorts of tricks — like gambling, deciding the most powerful leader in the free world or, you know, pleasing a woman in bed. After all, pleasure is a science too.

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