But the evidence, so far, suggests otherwise.
Where are the ads?
Where are the candidates, especially in the Erie area?
Right now, they are in Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, Virginia and Colorado, which are shaping up as some of the true battlegrounds this fall.
Obama is leading the race in Pennsylvania, though that can change with less than two months until the Nov. 6 election.
A recent Philadelphia Inquirer poll, compiled by a bipartisan team of political analysts, showed Obama with a 9 percentage point lead over Romney in the state, 51 percent to 42 percent, with 7 percent of voters undecided.
Both sides point to their ground operations as proof that they’re vested in Pennsylvania.
But as for Pennsylvania being a battleground state, we’ll see.
– John Guerriero