I think we've pretty well established today that Republicans are in freak-out mode over Mitt Romney's campaign. One of the questions some have been asking is whether or not its all warranted.
If you give Nate Silver any respect for his election forecast models, then there is plenty of cause for concern (OK, concern for them and optimism for us!) That's because Silver says that if the election were held today, President Obama would have an 80.4% chance of winning. Yes, I typed that right: 80 as in eight zero.
I suspect that some of these conservative pundits are looking at the same information Silver includes in his model.
But shhhh, don't tell the rest of the media. This race is close, dammit!!!!