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This is just going to be a quick diary, but I wanted Kossacks to know since there are so many viewing choices for your election coverage.

I turned on CBS from MSNBC for their nightly newscast at 6:30 PM EST. After going thru their exit polling, which has been widely discussed on the 'net already, they cut to the reporter covering the Romney campaign in Boston. This is the woman who has followed the campaign, so presumably she has built up working relationships with the staff.

I'm sorry I forgot her name as it was quick and I was just getting settled. But she said her talks with Romney campaign sources indicated they were satisfied they were getting bigger turnout than John McCain in 2008 among Republicans. This is no surprise, we all knew they'd beat his pathetic performance of 2008. That was truly one of the worst run campaigns of my lifetime. But the way she said it I got the impression it was mild improvement, not the wave they had counted on.

Secondly, and this is the thumper, she added her sources inside the campaign indicated the Romney people were very concerned with the numbers they were seeing for the President in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio. I got the feeling the turnout they were hoping was way down is proving not to be.

That was the money shot. And since its a reporter very familiar to the campaign who has been with them for awhile, I got to think its accurate.

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