Skip to comments.Election 2012: State of the Race (Romney starting to bring it together)
Posted on 06/12/2012 5:46:56 PM PDT by Signalman
Mitt Romney continued to build momentum in the latest Karl Rove and Company map, with four critical swing states moving in his direction: Ohio and Colorado moved to "toss up" from "lean Obama" status, Arizona moved from "toss up" to "lean Romney," and Iowa moved from "safe Obama" to "lean Obama." This leaves Mr. Obama with 198 Electoral College votes (down six from May 22) and 65 lean Obama (down 11). Mr. Romney has 98 Electoral College votes (unchanged from May 22) and 74 lean Romney (up 11). There are seven "toss up" states with 103 Electoral College votes up for grabs (up six from May 22), but recent polls already show Romney getting stronger in these and many other states.
Additionally, it is important to remember there have been no polls in South Carolina since December 2011 and in Kentucky since August 2011, though most observers believe they are in Mr. Romneys column. They have 17 Electoral College votes that will likely move to safe Romney, but today are in the toss up and lean Romney categories, respectively.
My comment: Also note that the map shows FL, NC and MO as "tossups". I have no doubt that Romney will take these states, as well as OH.
We may lose New Mexico? I don’t think we lost it last time did we? I definitely think we win the popular vote but I am not sure about the electoral...it is going to be too close for comfort. We should have chosen a conservative.
Hard to see how South Carolina is a toss-up. Gingrich voters who are going to stay home?
Romney will take SC, FL, NC, FL, MO and OH. And he’s got a solid chance in VA.
I think it will come down to Colorado. Romney can win every state including Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida.....He is not going to win Pennsylvania even though every election since 1988 there is hope that it goes Republican and never does. Iowa will go blue again. I think Romney needs my advice....HE NEEDS TO CHANGE COLORADO IMMEDIATELY!! If I were Romney, I would spend from now until the election in Colorado and he will win, if Romney loses Colorado it is over.
Ahhh yes, Karl Rove. Working to ensure the Republicans barely win, if at all, by building a mushy message aimed at wooing independents with “progressivism light” all the while marginalizing those crazy Tea Party whackos and their slate of unelectable candidates (especially unelectable after Karl does his best to sabotage them so he can say, “see, I told you so. Only mushy establishment types can win” all the while pretending he had nothing to do with sabotaging them).
He does make public appearances but for the most part, he is behind closed doors most of the day, meeting with people and talking.
I wonder what Mitt Romney is talking about?
Does anybody know what Mitt Romney is doing with his time?
The stuff of nightmares.
Mitt Romney has been jetting around the country making frequent stops in states that will not be battlegrounds this fall California, Texas, Utah and New York among them in a search for donations. In coming weeks, he has events scheduled in wealthy enclaves from Aspen, Colo., and Jackson Hole, Wyo., to the Hamptons, and he is planning a late-summer fund-raising blitz heading into the conventions.(link)
With the primary season over, the presidential campaign has entered a new phase, one dictated by the competitive realities of the deregulated campaign finance system. Having decided not to take public financing for the general election, both Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney need to devote much of their time to banking the money necessary to fuel their campaigns through Election Day.
He’s got South Carolina a toss up?
Listing South Carolina as a toss up is a joke.
He was in Orlando today. Had a townhall and then a fundraiser in Windemere(very rich people in Windemere)I got an invite to the townhall, but had to work and could not take time off.
Re: SC, is it possible they think evangelicals will not turn out in large enough numbers because of the Mormon issue?
It is hard to see MO flipping this time and going Dem. If BH0 couldn’t carry it under the best of circumstances in ‘08 I think it will go Republican this year, if not by a huge margin. Sen McCaskill also is trailing.