Obama Campaign: 'Momentum' from Convention, but No Bounce Expected
1:40 PM, Sep 7, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Barack Obama adviser David Plouffe gave a statement to the press to say that his boss would leave the convention with "momentum" but that that the campaign is expecting "the race is going to be about where it was" before the conventions. Plouffe predicts that this "a problem for Mitt Romney."
Here's Plouffe's statement, via the White House pool reporter:
"We come out of the convention with momentum. That doesn't mean the race is going to change significantly. But we think that we come out of here with some momentum in terms of putting together the electoral picture."
"Our belief is we entered the convention with a small but important lead in most of those battleground states. We'll see where we are at the end of next week, let's say. But our suspicion is the race is going to be about where it was. And that's a problem for Mitt Romney."
"We are not expecting huge movement in this race all the way out to the next 60 days ... but there is a chance we might have increased our turnout dynamics."