Let's be very clear here: we have no idea who's going to win the presidential election, though we have been on record as saying that we've always thought Mitt Romney would take Florida.
But the sheer bravado of recent conference calls hosted by Team Obama svengalis Jim Messina and David Axelrod makes one believe it's 2008, and not 2012, and that the president will not only take the Sunshine State, but every other battleground, like Virginia, North Carolina and of course Ohio.
Responding to a question from Miami Herald political editor Mark Caputo about how could the Obama team is doing so well this year when "almost every poll in Florida shows you losing independents," Messina was more than ready to respond.
Early voting was 14 days in 2008, it's eight days now. After the first four days of early voting in 2008, Democrats were down basically 25,000 with early vote and vote-by-mail and it took six days of early vote for Democrats to exceed the Republican turn-out. In 2012, despite Rick Scott cutting early voting period from fourteen days to eight, and thanks to record turnout out across across Florida for early voting, Democrats overtook Republicans in turn-out after just two days.