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Romney reaching out to white male voters at NASCAR race: VA starts early voting on Sept. 21
Reuters ^ | September 8, 2012 | Sam Youngman

Posted on 09/08/2012 3:55:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept 8 (Reuters) - Mitt Romney was set to try another lap around the track on Saturday to win over NASCAR stock-car racing fans.

Romney, the Republican presidential candidate facing President Barack Obama, will visit a NASCAR race on Saturday night in Virginia, targeting white male voters in a swing state where early voting begins in two weeks.

Romney needs to win among white men by a healthy margin to offset the advantages Obama enjoys with women as well as black and Hispanic voters. A Reuters/Ipsos poll last week showed Romney with a 20 percentage-point lead among white, male voters.

He struggled to connect with blue-collar fans of NASCAR when he visited a major race earlier this season.

At the Daytona 500 event in February, Romney famously demonstrated he was not a fervent NASCAR fan, admitting as much before adding that he had "some friends who are NASCAR team owners." The comment opened the former private equity executive to criticism that he was out of touch with ordinary people.

He will try again on Saturday at the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Richmond International Raceway....

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Virginia; Campaign News; Issues; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012swingstates; military; nascar; obama; polls; romney; ruralvote; va2012; virginia; whites; whitevote
Makes sense to me.
1 posted on 09/08/2012 3:55:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If whites supported Romney at a 95% approval rate - would that be racist?


2 posted on 09/08/2012 3:57:34 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2banana

No, it would be proof that 5% of all white people are are suicidal morons.


3 posted on 09/08/2012 3:59:28 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sammy obviously has never been to a NASCAR track. Why does he think all those “white”, as well as other skin tone males are there. Women love NASCAR!


4 posted on 09/08/2012 3:59:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (On 5 September 2012 A.D., the communist Democrats tried to kill God and failed.)
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To: 2banana

Naturally. Heck, if even one votes for the white guy over OThe Annoited ne, that’s a hate crime.


5 posted on 09/08/2012 3:59:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That early voting is crap. Letting all these leftist tactics through is what’s killing us.


6 posted on 09/08/2012 4:03:31 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hear a few white babes also like NASCAR.


7 posted on 09/08/2012 4:05:05 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

They’re racists.


8 posted on 09/08/2012 4:16:01 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Early voting?

Reeeeealy, people? It blows my mind how trivial people take their voting to need to do it over a month early when anything can happen between then and November.


9 posted on 09/08/2012 4:22:55 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this the year that Junior finally wins a Cup title?


10 posted on 09/08/2012 4:25:24 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: VanDeKoik

It opens the door to plenty of voter fraud. The Dems have been registering new voters in VA since Obama took office. Early voting is just another Dem scheme to steal elections. In 2008, McCain received more votes than Obama on election day. Obama already had a sizeable chunk of his in the bank. In states like FL, one third of the vote has already been cast before election day.


11 posted on 09/08/2012 4:34:38 PM PDT by kabar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Early voting starting Sept. 21st? What in the world ever happened to just voting on VOTING DAY...first Tuesday in November? Early voting should be banned! Period! Either vote absentee ballot or go to the polls on the officially designated day for voting!


12 posted on 09/08/2012 4:40:49 PM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Boogity Boogity!! We’re in rain delay at Richmond,, at least Mitt knows how to operate an umbrella.


13 posted on 09/08/2012 5:03:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Mean Maryjean
Virginia does nit have early voting. Reuters is surprising wrong on this. Virginia does have absentee voting.
14 posted on 09/08/2012 5:09:07 PM PDT by 103198
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To: 2banana
I am not racist. I have yet to meet any three card monte dealer from Chicago that I want top be President.
15 posted on 09/08/2012 5:41:54 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: SVTCobra03

He just might.I hope Biffle gets it though.ABJ!


16 posted on 09/08/2012 5:49:37 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe it’s me, but instantly associating white males, of which I am one, with NASCAR is as racist as instantly associating blacks with fried chicken or watermelon.


17 posted on 09/08/2012 6:07:46 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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“...where early voting begins in two weeks.”

Thats news to me. I have lived in VA for 33 yeats and we have never had nor will we ever have early voting. Amazing that they have stooped to simply making crap up that isn’t even relevant to the story. Who writes this crap?


18 posted on 09/08/2012 6:31:12 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...where early voting begins in two weeks.”

Thats news to me. I have lived in VA for 33 yeats and we have never had nor will we ever have early voting. Amazing that they have stooped to simply making crap up that isn’t even relevant to the story. Who writes this crap?


19 posted on 09/08/2012 6:36:30 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...where early voting begins in two weeks.”

Thats news to me. I have lived in VA for 33 yeats and we have never had nor will we ever have early voting. Amazing that they have stooped to simply making crap up that isn’t even relevant to the story. Who writes this crap?


20 posted on 09/08/2012 6:36:45 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Mean Maryjean

There is no early voting here. The author literally made that up.


21 posted on 09/08/2012 6:38:49 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Bryanw92
No, it would be proof that 5% of all white people are are suicidal morons.

That's gonna leave a mark on a few folks here...

22 posted on 09/09/2012 3:11:07 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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