Ohio, the Bull’s-eye State

… Ohio has played a central role in presidential campaigns for many years, but at no time has its significance been as great as in 2012. It is as if the entire presidential campaign is being waged in this complex and sprawling state. …

A handful of other states remain in play. … Still, because of its centrality in the electoral-college calculations, Ohio continues to draw the most focus and intensity, with the battle being waged at all times and on all fronts. [cont.]

Dan Balz & Felicia Sonmez, Washington Post