Obama campaign manager Jim Messina told reporters on Saturday that despite national tracking polls showing the president and Romney tied, Obama is still winning.
“In all the battleground states, we continue to see all our pathways there,” he told the White House pool at an Obama fundraiser in Milwaukee. “We’re either tied or in the lead in every battleground state 45 days out.”
Two problems, there:
- 45 days out. And 52 days out Obama was leading in the national tracking polls, too.
- That argument somehow forgets to mention that every ‘battleground’ state is one that Obama won in 2008. But then, I suppose “We’re defending our 2008 firewall! …Mostly!” is probably a bit too much truth for Barack Obama’s campaign manager.
PS: The polls go up. The polls go down.