I'm from New England and I can tell you that is absolute pure BS. Obama is well liked in New England, he might have a little trouble in New Hampshire where folks are more libertarian minded and where John McCain is very well liked, but Obama will still narrowly beat McCain there. Obama is leading Vermont, Maine, New York, Mass., by double digits.
Pennsylvania will be a battleground, like it always is, but like New Jersey, it always appears that Republicans might be competetive there, but at the last minute all the undecideds break for the Democratic candidate and the states go blue. It happens every election cycle like clockwork.