The Mood on Obama’s Plane After the Debate
NEW YORK, N.Y. — Traveling with a candidate is most interesting after big events, when the mood can shift perceptibly. Obama’s mood is now cautiously optimistic, as I wrote earlier, his traveling aides seem purely cautious — per usual — and the traveling press seems to think this is now Obama’s race to lose.
Count this as mere* speculation *from the road, not an empirical conclusion.
But the collective wisdom is that Obama got the night he needed. The roving gaffe-watch continues, of course, and one sentence can upend a campaign in this news environment. But as we head to New Hampshire today, most people with access appear to be betting on Obama.