Why Today Was a Good Day for Barack Obama

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Sept. 26 2012 3:46 PM

A Ray of Hope

Why today was a good day for Barack Obama.


Every day until the election, Slate will offer up one reason to be optimistic for your candidate.

41 days to go:

Today’s Good News for Obama: Florida, the swing state with the most electoral votes, turned a darker shade of blue today as Obama opened up a 53-44 lead over Romney. Along with Ohio, Florida is widely considered a must-win state, and the Romney campaign has been aggressively pushing to sell its Medicare plan to the state’s elderly voters. But that message appears to have been overwhelmed by Obama’s aggressive ad blitz in the Sunshine State. By one count, Obama’s campaign has run 10,000 more ads there than Romney’s since the beginning of August, which may account for his widening lead.


See Barack Obama’s good news from Day 42 and Day 43.

See today’s good news for Mitt Romney.

Mark Joseph Stern is a writer for Slate. He covers science, the law, and LGBTQ issues.

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