There are some subtle, or not so subtle, signs that the Obama campaign is in panic mode. Two stories covered that today. The first is from Da Tech Guy…
I have been telling you for a while that the best way to determine what is happening is what people are saying, vs what people are doing.
Yesterday I was listening to Rush on a Minnesota radio station because all the local stations were all Sandy all the time and what did to my wondering eyes did appear but news of Bill Clinton going right there.
Now let’s be clear, There is the president, there is VP and there is Bill Clinton, these are the big guns for the Democrats and are not deployed lightly.
You are sending the single most valuable non-office asset the Democrats have to Minnesota? Not Colorado? Not Nevada, not Wisconsin, not Iowa, not Virginia but MINNESOTA?
How on earth do you justify this move with a week to go unless Obama is in trouble there and if Obama is in trouble in Minnesota then….
In other words, Obama is being forced to switch resources from battleground states, to traditional blue states, which she should already have in he bag.
But he doesn’t?
Yesterday, Jim Messina called the Romney super-PAC’s ad buy in Pennsylvania “desperate.”
Today? Yeah, Obama’s buying ads in Pennsylvania.
Does this mean Romney is going to win Pennsylvania? No, but it does mean that it’s close enough that Team Obama couldn’t afford to let Romney air ads unopposed in Pennsylvania. And this news, coming just four days after it was reported that Team Obama is buying ads in Minnesota, is the best indication that Democrat insiders know that the president’s re-election is seriously endangered.
Again, it seems that team Obama are forced to spread themselves thinner than they wanted. If they have to devote money or manpower to places that that should have wrapped up, not only does it mean that they are potentially losing those states, but it takes resources away from states that they need to fight Romney vigorously. In other words, they are robbing Peter to pay Paul, and as a result, may lose it all. Hence, panic mode might be setting in.