AKRON, Ohio — With 10 days until election day, presidential campaign headquarters in Chicago and Boston have been making the case furiously to the press and their own supporters that each is winning Ohio.
Obama and Romney aides been sending out dueling memos and press releases for more than a week, litigating arcane points and spinning the press and their supporters that things are working out for them.
What's clear is that both campaigns want to win Ohio, and the Romney campaign needs to win here.Until the final ballots are cast, both sides will exude confidence in hopes of picking up any voters waiting to jump on what appears to be the winning bandwagon.
The major disagreements come down to evaluating just who has voted — and whether the Obama campaign is ahead or behind its 2008 turnout operation. And indeed there's a hefty amount of trash-talking involved.
BuzzFeed asked the Republican National Committee to annotate the Obama Campaign memo; and asked a well-informed Democratic operative to annotate the Romney Camapign's memo.
Here they are. Judge for yourself.