Nate Silver To Joe Scarborough: I Bet You $1,000 Obama Wins


New York Times statistician Nate Silver is so confident in President Obama's electoral victory that he's betting former GOP Congressman and current MSNBC host Joe Scarborough $1,000 that the commander-in-chief will have a second term.

The above tweet comes after Silver found press and pundits wondering whether he would be a "one-term celebrity" if Obama loses. Silver's career took off dramatically after he used his skills, once reserved for sports games to correctly call the 2008 election, save for one state.