The View From Columbus

Unnerving for the GOP:

I spent a little bit of time at the Obama state HQ in Columbus yesterday.  It was jaw dropping.  They had taken over an old mega-church.  The first floor was a warren of staffers running around all very young and all very busy. The basement was probably the size of a supermarket, lined with table after table.  Each table was staffed by four youngsters, all responsible for a different city, county, task etc.  It looked like the command center for a massive army.  No windows, no natural light, but filled with kids who probably had no idea it was 8am all hovering over computers, maps, data sheets.  There were 600 staffers there, all dedicated to Ohio, at 8am.  I'm amazed."