Skip to comments.Team Obama deploys in the spin room hours before debate (Spin doctor makes a very early house call)
Posted on 10/16/2012 7:04:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.Campaign surrogates usually don't make an appearance in the so-called spin room until after the candidates have left the debate stage.
But on Tuesday afternoon, Jim Messina, President Barack Obama's campaign manager, caused a stir among reporters covering the second presidential debate: He showed up four and a half hours early to the spin room at Hofstra University on Long Island.
Messina's goal: to rebut a series of recent polls in battleground states showing Obama losing ground to GOP rival Mitt Romney.
"When you're within the margin of error, you're losing, and that's exactly what [Romney is] doing in Ohio," Messina told a growing scrum of reporters, who squeezed and pushed against one another to get their tape recorders as close as possible to the senior Obama aide.
"We're leading in battleground states," Messina insisted, noting this included Ohio, Iowa and Wisconsin. And he said the Obama camp is feeling "very good" about Colorado, where the campaign is focusing intensely on drawing out female voters in the suburbs. He added that there are "more undecided voters" in that state than in other battlegrounds.
Messina soon wandered back to the Obama staff holding area, dozens of reporters trailing him along the way. He was soon replaced by another top Obama surrogate: Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry...
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
Breathe it in. You know what you smell? Fear. Fear is in the air.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.