Barack Obama’s campaign manager is throwing out the possibility that Obama might not win Ohio, Florida or Pennsylvania, but could still win in November. All, I can say is, had they made that argument during the primary Hillary Clinton’s advisors would have had a field day with the superdelegates. Try it at home using this handy map. It is not impossible. But it is really, really hard for Obama to get to 270 in a credible way without these states.
And, by the way, that huge bump Obama was supposed to get after sealing the nomination looks like it was tiny and is already dissipating. Did the Democrats manage to get someone who transformed a Democratic sure-thing into a nail-biter? Looks that way — especially if they really think they can get by without these three big states and their 68 electoral votes.