Via The Hill:
President Obama’s campaign on Saturday downplayed expectations ahead of the Democratic National Convention next week, saying they expected to be locked in a close race against GOP nominee Mitt Romney until election day.
“It’s been a pretty steady race to date and we expect it will be in a pretty similar place following our convention,” Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told a press gaggle on Air Force One, en route to the president’s campaign rallies in Iowa. “We think it’s going to be close ’til the end. That’s why we have such an active schedule. That’s why the president is out there campaigning.”
Psaki’s comments about a packed campaign schedule between now and election day come after Obama reportedly complained last week about too much downtime.
“Why am I having a short day?” he told adviser Valerie Jarrett on Wednesday, according to the Wall Street Journal. “There should be no short days.”