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

Par845 Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 1:10 PM
What I love is when the “O” says, what I’ve learned as Commander in Chief. The Presidency should never be an executive OJT program. Obama in the Oval Office is like starting your 3rd string QB in the Super Bowl.

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: