The Washington Times - October 10, 2012, 09:08AM

A lot of hand-wringing has begun among Democrats after President Obama’s widely-panned performance in last Wednesday’s debate, and polls that show Republican challenger Mitt Romney gaining ground, but Jen Psaki, the Obama campaign’s traveling press secretary, said Wednesday that wasn’t the case for their team.

“We don’t get too high when things are high and down when things are down,” Ms. Psaki said on CNN’s “Starting Point.” “We’ve always thought this was going to be a very, very close race, and that’s why we’re running like we’re 5 points down in every single state. We have blinders on. We’re implementing our plan. And ultimately, we think the American people are going to look at the choice and they’re going to vote for President Obama, and that’s why we’re out there every day making the case, but we don’t get too worried with all the ups and downs of the polls and we know [there will] be many, many more before Election Day.”


Despite polls showing races tightening in Ohio, Michigan and New Hampshire, Ms. Psaki continued by saying, “We don’t think anything needs to be turned around,” expressing confidence that the campaign’s voter outreach and ground game would prove successful in the end.

“You know, I know people want us to say we’re … depressed or we’re under a table, but we feel much better about our ground game, we feel better about the choice we’re offering the American people than Mitt Romney, and you know, we’ll let him run his own race and we’ll run our own race,” she said.