James Hohmann wrote:A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Tracking Poll of 1,000 likely voters — taken from Sunday through Thursday of last week — shows Romney ahead of Obama by two points, 49 to 47 percent. That represents a three-point swing in the GOP nominee’s direction from a week ago but is still within the margin of error. Obama led 49 percent to 48 percent the week before. Romney has not led in the poll since the beginning of May. Across the 10 states identified by POLITICO as competitive, Romney leads 50 to 48 percent.
It really doesn't look like Barack is going to pull it off. His numbers got worse after the last debate. He gets up on that stage and people see two things: #1 Mitt Romney is not who Obama said he was and #2, Barack is not who Obama said he was.
It really doesn't matter who scores the most "points". When people see the president on stage all it really does is remind them that The Wizard of Oz is really just a small, withered man that's spent the last two years hiding behind the curtain. When they listen to what he really says, see how he really acts, they shake their heads and wonder how they ever thought that he could be what he claimed. But he's accomplished one thing: he's solved the age long mystery as to why LBJ refused to debate.
When he had to be more than a commercial, when the face of the presidency had to be more than just a "cool" first lady on Vogue, when the details of his character had to be filled in by more than just a fawning media - he started losing the election.
Just like that.