Given what my instincts were telling me, I called the few insiders I know and trust who know what the real numbers and issues are and are not. This latest from Rasmussen simply confirms everything I took away from those discussions. Forget binders, folks, or whatever else Team Obama and the media is talking about. It’s totally irrelevant. As things stand, the politics of the Left are unraveling and Team Obama remains in a serious panic, doing everything it can to try and prevent the jail break they are watching play out in poll after poll…

Virginia and Colorado will likely fall away from Obama because that writing is on the wall, despite Obama’s shenanigans on defense contracting lay-offs. If Obama’s re-elected Virginia loses big on ship building and ship yards jobs, ditto Colorado as regards the Air Force and related industries. Florida has seen just enough influx of retiring Reagan Democrats in four years to give Romney the edge he needs to win that state…

For now, Team Obama is looking at the very jail break they’ve dreaded since he failed to show up for the first debate. Meanwhile, Romney has absolutely hit his stride, looking every bit the hands on, take charge type of chief executive Americans are prone to look for in difficult times. Add in his timely shift toward the center and mature conservatives understanding enough of politics to not sound off in juvenile revolt, and everything is coming our way – for now. Watch for the next few sets of national polls, then the states polls that follow. With luck, this one could be over before we know it. And insiders in both parties know it, too.