Thought it was interesting and decided to pass it along. I met her at work and listened to her, but did not try to sway her (based on my job that would have been inappropriate for me to do so). I work in Pennsylvania.
She watched the DNC and liked Clinton and Barack's speech. She then indicated that she has to hear what Romney's case is.
She had not voted for years, as she has disliked the political discourse. She is put of by negative advertisements and this has been a factor in her lack of participation in the political process.
Anyhow, my point in all of this is
a) Can't assume that African Americans automatically vote for Obama (not saying people do, but the 94%-0% poll was bogus)
b) There somehow are undecided voters out there... and also many who should vote but don't (she almost seems as one who could sit out this year)
My own opinion is Romney's negatives are so high, and will not ever improve. (The RNC was his only chance to greatly change that). In the debates, Romney won't do much to improve his likability, based upon his previous debate performances. Therefore, it makes sense to go positive and message based. In the debates, Obama can mention taxes or the ever-changing positions Romney has... but in advertisements, negative ads can't help much. It won't fire up our base.. and may not motivate undecideds to vote for Obama because Romney stinks.
Also, as a call to action, there is much work to be done. There are many voters out there in hiding who need a reason to vote. Let's give them one.