Obama wins the way his campaign predicted - Article Photos 3/3

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney points to President Barack Obama during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver. In the end, Obama won re-election exactly the way his campaign had predicted: running up big margins with women and minorities, mobilizing a sophisticated registration and get-out-the-vote operation and focusing narrowly on the battleground states that would determine the election. It wasn't always exciting, and it was hardly transformational. But it worked. Still, there were detours along the way, most notably Obama's dismal performance in the first debate, which gave Romney new life in the campaign.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)