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Obama's Chicago HQ Won't Change Course

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    President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at rainy Cleveland State University, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    President Barack Obama's Chicago campaign is not freaking out the same way some prominent supporters -- like Andrew Sullivan -- have been freaking out following a terribly received debate performance and subsequent decline in the polls. 

    In fact, the Obama campaign says it's not changing a thing about its strategy for winning a second term. 

    This "tightening" is expected, they say. 

     

    "We never anticipated winning battleground states by 10 points and can't imagine winning a ton of them by 5 points," said Ben LaBolt, Obama's campaign spokesman told the Associate Press on Tuesday. "Our task is to lay out the economic choice every day for undecideds and to turn out our supporters."

    There are 27 days until the election and two more presidential debates.