After months of expectations-lowering, Democrats are beginning to smile in public. They aren’t just eyeing a Barack Obama victory on Nov. 4 but a landslide, The Politico reports. Obama stands poised to win red states like Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, and Ohio, which could push him over 350 votes in the Electoral College. The real news here: Clinton pollsters/Obama skeptics like Mark Penn are beginning to come out of the woodwork and predict the huge win. Naturally, Penn is quick to add that external “events” have conspired to hand the election to Obama, rather than chalking it up to the Obama’s campaign wizardry.