From the Corner:
Something was wrong with President Obama last night, to judge by his performance. Was Ohio on his mind? An AP story says that the Obama campaign is now talking about a way to win without taking the state…
For the amused and curious, said alternate way is via winning “New Hampshire, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nevada and Colorado” – which the Guardian probably doesn’t fully realize is more or less impossible in any scenario where Obama loses Ohio. Which is not to say that the Obama campaign won’t try to do that, if for no other reason than because if the campaign just gives up two weeks in it’ll end up being a downticket bloodbath from Bangor to San Diego. Yes, I know: the President doesn’t care about that sort of thing. His staffers, however, do.
— John Ekdahl, Jr. (@JohnEkdahl) October 23, 2012