... first they drive mad.
I smell landslide, in no small part because it looks like neither Obama nor his supporters know how to react to change the race. It's The World's Smartest People® thrashing and back biting, all the way down. Negative campaigning may work, but I don't think it's ever worked for an incumbent*.
I'm waiting for the Democratic ads accusing Romney's mother of being a Prostitute.
* No, Barry Goldwater didn't lose because of the "Daisy" ad, and Michael Dukakis didn't lose because of Willie Horton.