You need to check the polls again, and you need to appreciate that the only player in this contest that has a chance of improving his standing is Romney.
Unless you ridiculously believe the economic indicators will improve by Election Day, Obama cannot improve his current standing.
(I've no doubt that Obama would do absolutely anything within his power to change the economic numbers regardless of whether it were dishonest, distructive or illegal, but there is nothing he can do)
Obama supporters should be shuddering over the fact that the Ryan selection has not only resulted in an advantage for Obama on the basis of Medicare, Romney/Ryan have flipped it on him so that it is at worst, a wash and arguably an advantage for them.
The question now is will the tail wag the dog?
Will a desperate Obama jettison Biden? Will he initiate a global crisis?
Anything is possible.
Be afraid Progressives, be very afraid.