Don Gonyea and I just stopped by Obama's tiny campaign office in Defiance, Ohio, a small town in a part of the state that Obama is working hard to keep in play. The office has a nondescript storefront. Behind one window is a life-size cardboard cut-out of Obama as well as a half-dozen political signs for various down-ticket races. Taped to another window is an ad announcing a local scarecrow contest.
What immediately caught my eye when we walked in was a standard Obama lawn sign tacked to the back wall. It had been set on fire a few nights ago, one corner now burned off. A volunteer found it while canvassing a local neighborhood. Next to it is a note written by the office staff. It reads: "Why We Fight".