Barack Obama's out West, and the Associated Press credulously reports that Obama is "signaling he will fight for Western states." Well, that's fine. But the truth is the ONLY way, given the electoral college map that Obama is presented with, he can win the presidency if he loses Ohio or Pennsylvania by winning the West -- by winning at least four of these states: New Mexico, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada and Washington. He cannot afford NOT to fight for the West. If he doesn't fight for the West, he loses.