…and the streets are paved with cheese, the mice will tell you.
In other news, there are no problems in the Romney campaign at all and they expect to win handily, the Romney aides will tell you. or, at least they’ll tell totally neutral and objective observer Jennifer Rubin.
Senior advisor Ed Gillespie told me a short time ago in a phone interview, “I’ve never seen a campaign in which there is such a wide gap between reality [and coverage].” He said, “We operate in reality, not reality TV.” He maintains, “The map is not shrinking.” When I asked him about movement in key swing states, he replied, “These are all tight as a tick.” He further argued that the race “is not stagnant,” but it does fluctuate “within a narrow band.” And he said the campaign is one of the most congenial he’s been on and the mood is “upbeat, positive.”
Earlier today, I separately asked senior advisor Eric Fehrnstrom to describe the mood in Boston. He put it this way: “I think the word I’d use to describe the mood in Boston is ‘determined.’ We have a highly motivated team focused on doing the things we need to do to win in November.” He resisted the notion that the team has had a rocky period. He shot back, “If anyone’s had a bad week, it’s President Obama. Gas prices are on the rise again, the Federal Reserve is gravely concerned about the lack of jobs, our foreign embassies are under attack and bad economic reports keep coming.” He points to Gallup and Rasmussen tracking polls, which show the race close.
So add “fluctuate within a narrow band” and “If anyone’s had a bad week, it’s President Obama” to “There are no tanks in sight of Baghdad” and “We’ll call you if we have anything” to the biggest loads of crap in the universe. Also, there’s probably a reactor leak somewhere near the detention cells, but it was a boring conversation anyway.
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I wonder just how tight of a ball Jennifer here will curl up into once Romney loses. She might implode. I worry about her, you know.