8:25 am ET
For insiders, here, per some sage Democratic pros, are a duo of additional items on the Obama/victory to-do list (neither of which made it into my new TIME magazine column):
- Don’t get burned out. The pressure to simultaneously campaign, raise money, prepare for debates, and, oh, manage the country as President of the United States will be intense. Trying to out-hustle full-time campaigner Romney will lead to fatigue, which will lead to the kind of errors tired candidates inevitably make
- Don’t get too annoyed with the staff (or Joe Biden), even when they make mistakes. They are under enormous strain, and the President should not intensify the angst by being tough or critical when they slip up.