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Paul Begala: Yeah, Team Obama's Giving Up on North Carolina

DedeGreene Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 2:42 PM
Yes, many of us AAs are going to vote for Romney. We are shocked ourselves and so disappointed on one hand, but we also know what we have to do. So many of us can only see he's "One of us and if we don't support him, we don't have no one else." That's the mindset. And Obama knows it. If Romney can put AAs to work he will be able to "begin a monumental shift'" in loyalty from the Dems, especially with the rift between the vocal, black church "diehards" and the Dem. platform agenda.

Go back and read our polling round-up from yesterday to whet your appetite for this clip.  The public opinion landscape is unlikely to shift significantly in the next 24 hours, after which the effects of last night's debate may become clearer.  (For reasons stated in my wrap-up post, I suspect we'll see negligible lasting impact).  With those numbers as a backdrop, here's loyal liberal partisan Paul Begala acknowledging reality on CNN, confirming that the electoral map is getting a bit redder and narrower for the president: