If you believe that Barack Obama somehow missed the chance last night to do whatever it is you think he needed to do...

Remember: he has millions to spend and a ground program that is the envy of his opponents.

Not counting last night, there are two and a half debates between now and Iowa. (I'm counting an NPR debate debate in December as one half -- it's on radio, so we can't see it.)

There are three full weeks between now and Thanksgiving.

And then three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

So Obama has a month and a half to make his move, charge the line, draw the contrast, complete the argument.

That's enough time. In this lightning fast cycle, six weeks is an...well, not an eternity, but an epoch.

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