OFA Chicago has been in a defensive posture since the Denver debate fail by POTUS, and it launches a Save Big Bird campaign to repair the damage to the Obama poll numbers, now deteriorating gradually both in approval and head to head with Mitt Romney. The Obama administration has been in a defensive posture since the Benghazi tragedy of September 11 -- the Al Q linked assassination of the American ambassador in revenge for the al-Libi drone KIA of June 4 -- and it launches a series of contradictory statements that make the story worse not better for the campaign trail. Ambassador Susan Rice on September 16 spoke for the administration of national TV Sunday shows to suggest repeatedly that the strike on the Benghazi consulate and CIA safe house "Annex" was a spontaneous riot as a result of the protest of a provocative video by an accused fraudster that no one has ever seen in entirety (it may not exist) and that had been posted as a trailer on Youtube since last July. The Rice scenario is now unsupported by State Department voices who will continue their remarks to Darrell Issa's Congressional investigators. Putting these two defensive postures together, what appears at first to be OFA triteness with regard to Mitt Romney and Big Bird, and White House spin with regard to the Benghazi fail and Al Qaeda, can look also like an Obama campaign that lives and struggles for the moment. These are the responses of marketers, not policy makers, the reactions of electioneering and not national security. The White House appears to be in a disarray of campaigning where all decisions are made on the run and without strategic planning. The PBS subsidy to the Sesame Street franchise in an antique Federal subsidy from a bygone age of TV when only three networks ruled the FCC. The Benghazi tragedy gets worse and worse as the White House, the State Department, and the Libyans continue to correct the record. Summary? OFA morale is slipping. Chicago is sloppy. The difference between campaigning and presiding is profound. Do the polls reflect the likely voter audience hesitating from endorsing Candidate Obama, because of the incoherence of Big Bird, Benghazi and democracy? Unknown.