I prefer the ‘Cuda’s answer: It’s all a state of mind. Speaking of elite and non-elite areas, though, can someone explain to me why, with less than two weeks left and Pennsylvania virtually a must-win, they’re wasting time this weekend on a state with only seven electoral votes where The One leads, according to some polls, by as much as 15 or 16 points? We don’t need Iowa; we need some combination of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Colorado — and Ohio and Indiana, needless to say. What am I missing here?
Exit question to Chuck Todd: Where, precisely, is the “tenseness” here?