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President Obama was rocking the large and loud crowd of 18,000 in Wisconsin.  Meanwhile Willard was holding another fundraiser with a crowd of 650 in California.

Fox 11:

“Then the President continued his attack on the GOP ticket in front of an estimated 18,000 people at the Summerfest grounds along the lakeshore.”

According to the AP, “Speaking to roughly 650 supporters gathered at Grand Del Mar, a luxury hotel north of San Diego, Romney said his campaign schedule has been hectic. I’m not even going to be able to go home today,” he said of his second home in nearby La Jolla. “We’re just coming to town to see you and keep the campaign going. It’s nonstop.”

Obama spent his day talking to tens of thousands of supporters, while Romney was complaining about not being able to visit his second home at a fundraiser. The right is outraged and claiming that there is no way that 18,000 people came out to hear Obama. They are accusing the media of pushing Obama propaganda. They believe that the real attendance at the event was 5,000. They offer no proof to back up their claims, but for the sake of argument, let’s assume Obama’s attendance was 5,000-10,000. Does it really make a difference?

Money Quote:
All you really need to know about the state of this contest as it currently stands is that while Romney is out begging for cash, Obama is concentrating on getting his base out.

Other signs of Willard's distress:

Romney Campaign Installs Curtains to Cut off Press on Campaign Plane
Mitt Romney's campaign has planned a string of activities for donors around the debates, including a three-day "Victory Retreat' at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in Manhattan overlapping with the Oct. 16 debate at Hofstra University
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