IT’S THE pitch Rush Limbaugh just read over the airwaves.

But there’s an old rule in competition. Never let them see you sweat.

Mitt Romney may have been the one spritzing last night, but today it’s President Obama.

Taylor —

I don’t want to lose this election.

Not because of what losing would mean for me — Michelle and I will be fine no matter what happens.

But because of what it would mean for our country and middle-class families.

This race is very close.

I’m not willing to watch the progress you and I worked so hard to achieve be undone.

Time is running out to make an impact — please don’t wait any longer. Donate $5 or more today:

https://donate.barackobama.com/Two-Weeks

I believe in you. If you stick with me, and if we fight harder than ever for the next two weeks, I truly believe we can’t lose.

Thank you,

Barack

P.S. — I don’t know what Election Night will hold, but I’d like you to be a part of the event here in Chicago. Any donation you make today automatically enters you for a chance to meet me — airfare and hotel for you and a guest are covered.

Romney’s post debate pitch:

Taylor,

I’m glad I had the opportunity to debate President Obama last night, and I hope you were able to watch. I wouldn’t have been there if it weren’t for supporters like you, and I appreciate you standing with me.

If elected, Paul Ryan and I, and the Republican team, will work to restore strength to America. Our children deserve it, our nation depends upon it, and the peace and freedom of the world require it.

Thank you for believing America can do better, and that together, we can restore the country we love. Thanks to supporters like you, we have built one of the strongest grassroots organizations in history.

Over 119,000 volunteers have made nearly 45 million volunteer voter contacts since Victory launched this year, including over 9 million door-to-door voter contacts — and that’s incredible.

We are fired up and ready to turn out the vote during Early Voting and on Election Day. But we need resources to compete with the Obama spin machine.

President Obama and the liberal Democrats are planning to blanket key battleground states with a surge of negative attack ads — and we have to ensure that our message is heard.

Please donate $15 today to make sure the Republican team has the resources we need in these last few weeks to counter the Obama spin machine and Democrats across the country.

Thank you for all you do,

Mitt Romney