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Arabs saw -- president Columbus -- -- Fears and you know we're going to be hitting he's going to be visiting six cities -- in Ohio over the next four days the last four days of this campaign.
Gives you an idea of of the state that both sides think we'll decide this it's going to be Ohio.
Actually it's not.
The president about -- review it regularly around him didn't you have their package from here with him.
Obama heard that it was political muscle -- almost brought to them.
So what is they talked about the people around him.
You know that they are -- I was talking to one of the top advisors last night it was insisting that there you know they've got these internal poll numbers that suggest.
They're -- even better than the public polls but -- a lot of -- in Boston over the weekend darkness and Romney folks who were saying just about the same things so.
You know one -- is bluffing here about who's got the upper hand in the battleground.
I would say the -- in the national polls.
It's clear that Mitt Romney go back to the first debate I -- had a strong consistently -- to Gallup daily direct tracking poll world.
A whole bunch of others.
But in terms of the state by state -- the president has had the upper hand for some time and this is going to be decided state by days.
Obstacles -- hold up any Kerry states like Ohio it's going to be extremely hard for Mitt Romney to win this if on the other hand some of these poll draw.
And the national polls are -- more what's gonna happen in the battleground -- Mitt Romney's gonna have a good night.
Also remember again to a portion of the tri city area particularly -- Jersey and a large portions of nor can contributed about devastated and my question have wondered what what impact does that.
On people around the country is -- for example there's -- a topic of discussion -- Columbus.
Well I haven't heard people out here in in the states that have been traveling with the president.
To be honest with you you know talking about that front and center they're still talking about the economy certainly care about.
Their fellow Americans that are you know you can see the donations go into the Red Cross -- Where I think it has an impact on the campaign there's two ways.
Number one did you notice the yesterday the president comes up first first campaign event in green basically took three days off to deal with the storm he's out Chris Christie.
First event in Green Day what -- -- you wearing it to bomber jacket from Air Force One that says commander in chief Barack Obama I haven't seen him.
I can't think unilaterally travel -- around the country all around the world who don't -- the last time I saw him wearing that I don't think it was an accident.
-- you trying to remind everybody he's the guy who's in charge.
He's been dealing with the storm.
And then what endorsement of the -- yesterday they got the endorsement of New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has obviously been dealing with this storm as you noted you worked very hard hit.
And they can be -- was all about Barack Obama's leadership the president put out statement saying.
He he appreciated from Mayor Bloomberg -- showing leadership during a crisis right now.
They want to show that -- in this crisis the president stepped up number one and number two I do think when he talked to Republican operatives there's concern on their side.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Mitt Romney had to be very careful for three or four days here to not beat -- for the president too much.
When I want to let our talk on that -- Who is chief White House correspondent for fox is important out -- with a presenter Columbus, Ohio whose -- of the beginning of our conversation.
-- presidents gonna bail analysts closely and half with half listening -- -- -- -- like.
-- -- listening because you know you've been.
You noted New York has been hard hit my parents -- Long Island they've been without power.
I'm sure you've been bravely battling the storm from your -- there on the upper west side in addition to battle you're brave battle against cancer so I do want to salute -- Well one you know isn't some some thought try to Warner wolf about this looks underwriter an upper west side -- you know we have no loss of power -- -- -- -- totally.
Traction force -- violence because.
Did you get -- fortieth street here -- -- and yeah whistler and wars don't.
It's been on believe you see people you know looking for food and dumpsters and -- seem to have people still being found dead days after its Staten Island because.
The -- rescue personnel are still trying to get to places they couldn't get you're sure the same in New Jersey so it it it's just just been awful.
On the politics of -- -- -- -- does have been any discussion.
Among his aides about whether cynically.
-- -- this helps a broke into.
Saw that they haven't said that -- allowed us to that they could wanna be careful to not look like they're capitalizing on a tragedy but I do think certainly.
By any chance that they -- have in the final days to have the president front senators doing his day job and not deal out.
Being campaigner in chief but -- that being commander in chief.
And -- -- seven when you -- in the city that he's going to be in well yes six cities in Ohio here in the last forty.
But he's also hitting.
Three stops in Wisconsin imagine Green Bay yesterday's -- -- -- in Wisconsin over the next few days that's significant because.
We've all been talking about how Mitt Romney have to win this state of Ohio.
Well wait a second because Wisconsin is one that the president wanted to have in the back for Democrats a long time ago.
Yup Paul Ryan on the other side from Wisconsin on the Republican ticket but three stops here -- this -- you know in in the Wisconsin area.
Over the next few days suggest -- -- -- some other battlegrounds.
That Mitt Romney potentially could wrest away for the president.
They could make up for losing -- -- state like Ohio so I think where the president's going -- not going for example is not going to North Carolina the last four days.
That OC probably -- North Carolina has gone.
I'm just sorry he is he's going to oh Fort Lauderdale over the weekend just one -- to Florida what he's doing -- -- sending Bill Clinton.
I Bill -- got 45 stops in Florida today alone West Palm Beach all throughout the states are using other surrogate.
We've only make you want to stop in Florida I think -- right to note that as well because.
There's -- -- from the Republican side.
They think they have Florida which is a big prize for them of course.
But again it's not an -- that you carry Ohio and some of the other midwestern and western battleground -- they Colorado Nevada.
So the president got still has the upper hand on the map right now.
But if it Mitt Romney can get to wait here in the last few days some of those battleground could.
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