Big moments like the Olympics tend to freeze things in place. It's just very hard to break through the news cycle with peoples's eyes on the Olympics. That's even more true with the concerns about Zika and terrorism.

Christopher Michael Cillizza

I voted for Barack Obama twice but I found his rather strong statements about Donald Trump a little unseemly, kind of thought that he ought to stay above the fray so to speak. Is it just me who feels like this was a little out of bounds or is this good politics since his approval ratings are pretty high?

Christopher Michael Cillizza

I was very surprised Barack Obama called Donald Trump "unfit to serve" during a press conference with the prime minister of Singapore. That is the sort of full-weight-of-the-presidency thing that I don't necessarily expect from Obama. So, why did he do it? I think he not only genuinely dislikes Trump but believes Trump would be dangerous as the commander-in-chief.

Christopher Michael Cillizza

Nothing makes me crazier than the "you gave us Trump" argument based on Hillary Clinton's emails. I didn't set up the private server. I didn't advise her to be decidedly cryptic about the whole thing. I didn't tell the FBI to investigate.

Christopher Michael Cillizza

Prominent Democratic strategists are growing increasingly nervous that the national political environment is not only bad for their side but moving in the wrong direction in the final days before the election, a trend that not only could cost their party control of the Senate but also result in double-digit House losses.

Christopher Michael Cillizza

Georgia has been on the fringes of competitive for a while now because of its black population and growing Hispanic community. The white vote is aligning more and more with Republicans, however, which has made it hard for Democrats to win. But, Donald Trump is not someone who sells well to suburban Atlanta whites, giving Hillary Clinton an in there.

Christopher Michael Cillizza

Don't rely on the president to win you the race. You can have the president help you. Use the popularity that he has. That may get you an ear into some of these voters, but he isn't going to close the deal.

Christopher Michael Cillizza