The race tightens as Florida makes the round trip and returns to Romney. The race is boiling down to four states: Florida, Iowa, Ohio, and Virginia. If Romney wins all four states, he wins, 272 - 266. If he loses any of those states, he loses the election. Currently, Florida is in Romney's column, although weak. Iowa is a toss-up. Virginia is weak Obama, and Ohio is lean Obama. These states can be expected to move back and forth as the candidates focus their resources. Living in Iowa, I must say that I don't look forward to even more campaign ads. Remember, we've been living with this since last year.