Wisconsin did not buy such coarse appeals in 2008. But Obama’s support arguably has plummeted here more than anywhere else in the nation, close to when John Kerry won the state in 2004 by only 0.4 percentage points. While early urban voting strongly favored Obama, there is no telling how strongly the suburbs and farm country will speak on Election Day. To borrow from the bakery’s Obama vs. Romney contest, it is impossible to predict which cookie will crumble.
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