Perhaps you remember that yesterday, President Obama spent the entire day on four fundraisers for his re-election campaign, two in San Antonio and two more in Austin.
David Nakamura, covering the story for the Washington Post, puts it this way:
"President Obama took a rare break ...from campaigning in swing states to visit deep-red Texas..."
Yeah I know, the point is that it's needless for Obama to seek votes in Texas because that state will go overwhelmingly to Romney; it's hardly a "swing state," "tossup" or "battleground" in this election. But c'mon... "a rare break"? That phrasing just rubs me the wrong way, as if fundraisers were somehow unrelated to "campaigning."
Okay, I'm done.