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

Henry VIII Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 12:54 PM
I live in Indiana, and I can tell you that Obama never had a chance this election cycle. Hoosiers got fooled the first time, but they won't be fooled twice. I had tons of Obama volunteers coming to my house last time, but nary a soul or so much as a yard sign is to be seen for Obozo this round.

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: