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The Fat Lady isn’t Singing Yet

For those who have decided it’s time to stick a fork in Mitt Romney; he’s done, consider these observations by longtime GOP political strategist Rich Galen of

“Over the past 24 hours there have been at least four new polls released. The Gallup five-day tracking poll and the Associated Press both have the race back to one point: 47 for Barack Obama and 46 for Romney. The third, the NBC/Wall Street Journal has it Obama 50, Romney 45; and the Rasmussen tracking poll has the race 47-45 with Romney leading.”

Indeed, Galen notes, despite all the Romney foul-ups of late Barack Obama “has not been able to put Romney away.”

“I still don’t know who is going to win this election,” Galen continued, “but I do know that calling it with this much time left is like trying to decide which team will win a baseball game that has a team one run ahead in the seventh. ‘It’s not over,’ as Yogi Berra is famously reported to have said, ‘until it’s over.’

“This one is not over,” Galen concludes. “There are still seven weeks to go.”

And maybe, just maybe, Team Obama is peaking too soon. This election won’t be won on September 19. It’ll be won on November 6.