As I've pointed out before Obama is not stupid. He's moved up smartly in the polls by offering to do what most Americans have become convinced by the Republicans and their corporate media that the people want. The Republicans don't dare accept this, as the reality of such a "victory" would ensure a Democratic sweep in Congress and Obama would probably be re-elected anyway.
The Tea Baggers continue to chant blood, blood but Boner has slipped between the ropes and run toward the exit. The gang of six or seven is trying to work out a draw but Obama controls the ring and since he's ahead he doesn't need to take a draw. The sports broadcasters say it's not fair of Obama to trash talk his opponents so he's winning unfairly as if that was in the rules.
The old boxer in Obama's corner has come out and said Obama can claim a victory with the 14th Amendment when time runs out and as a former champ his words carry weight and can't be ignored. All that remains is for Obama to claim the big belt.