Close-Up Time

… Barring some cataclysmic event, the dominant issue in this election will be the economy — and how it is viewed, which lens is used, is extremely important.

A close-up, telephoto lens keeping the focus and eye trained squarely on Obama and the state — and more importantly, the direction — of the economy would likely present a picture that Obama and Democrats don’t want.

But at this juncture, just over 100 days before the election, a wide-angle lens is in place, also including in the view a rather unflattering picture of Mitt Romney and his career at Bain Capital. [cont.]

Charlie Cook