On a conference call this morning, David Axelrod and Jim Messina, two top advisers to President Obama's re-election campaign, told reporters the recent surge from Mitt Romney puts the race right where they've always expected, and there are no plans to pull out of any battleground states.
"This race has settled into exactly where we thought it would be," said Axelrod.
"We select the songs that talk to each other." Stamey added. "If he has one that pulls in one direction, I'm likely to suggest or write one that pulls in the other, and vice versa. We will shape arrangements and pick keys with this in mind, as well. But the main thing is that we write enough songs that we can pick ones that fit together and leave out the ones that argue amongst themselves too much"—therein lies the key to the even, consistent mood of the dB's oeuvre.