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Obama Campaign Tells Supporters: Steady On + Angst grows among Obama supporters

Posted at: 10/10/2012 8:36 AM
By: Ken Preston -- Political Blogger

Obama Campaign Tells Supporters: Steady On

Big bird is not going to help us win.

A day after some national polls showed President Obama’s edge over Mitt Romney evaporating, he responded first thing on Tuesday with a new commercial featuring Big Bird of “Sesame Street” and Mr. Romney’s debate-night vow to cut financing for PBS.

It did not exactly take flight.

The creators of “Sesame Street” had asked Mr. Obama to leave Big Bird out of it. And even some Democrats said the ad, suggesting that Mr. Romney would be tougher on “Sesame Street” than on Wall Street, was not the salve that nervous party activists and volunteers were looking for. http://nyti.ms/ROZtNw

Angst grows among Obama supporters

First came the nausea. Then came the anxiety.

After months of watching Mitt Romney twist in the media glare, a growing number of President Barack Obama’s supporters — though confined for now to a noisy minority of liberals — are peering into the Obama-might-actually-lose abyss for the first time after last week’s disastrous first debate.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82226.html#ixzz28teH4nwh

Obama to Ohio students: 'Grab your friends' and go vote

COLUMBUS, OH – As the presidential race heats up in Ohio, President Barack Obama took to the state the same day as Mitt Romney to urge young people to vote -- and to hammer his rival’s positions on foreign policy and cuts to popular government programs.

Telling a crowd of about 15,000 at Ohio State University to take advantage of Ohio’s early voting period, Obama said, “Grab your friends and grab everybody in your dorm, grab your fraternity or sorority” and go to a polling place after his speech, adding that buses waited around the corner to shuttle voters there. http://nbcnews.to/PnnqNB

Nancy Pelosi On Barack Obama: 'We Don't Agonize, We Organize' (VIDEO)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi visited Current TV's "The War Room" on Tuesday to talk about, as host Jennifer Granholm put it, how Democrats can "get their mojo back."

"Thank you so much for coming to give us some salve for our battered souls," joked Granholm before asking, "how bad is it?"

But the Minority Leader shooed away Granholm's pessimism. "We don't agonize; we organize," she replied.  http://huff.to/SLwZoO