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Mitt Romney’s Buckeye brushback: Will Paul Ryan lose Ohio for the GOP? [LOL!]
yahoo ^ | 8/14/12 | Jeff Greenfield

Posted on 08/14/2012 11:34:29 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

...As I traveled through central Ohio last week--before Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan for his ticket--I heard a constant refrain that Rob Portman, the Republican senator from Ohio, could provide Romney with the margin of victory in the state in November.

And it wasn’t just from Republicans like Rep. Pat Tiberi (who would have been a leading contender to fill Portman’s Senate seat had he won). “Senator Portman on the ticket would help tremendously in southwestern Ohio, where he's from,” Tiberi said. “That is the Republican bastion of the state, and that's where he would help, I think, drive up support for the Romney ticket.”

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2012; bias; crap; media
Jeff Greenfield wrote a column a couple weeks ago saying Obamugabe isn't giving anyone a reason to vote FOR him.

And now, someone else has posted an article detailing how Romney has BLOWN IT in Florida with the Ryan pick. :)

I love how liberals bend over backwards because to try and prop up the biggest failure in America; the occupier Obamugabe.

1 posted on 08/14/2012 11:34:34 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Portman wasn’ going to help with Ohio.

The only major states Romney has a shot at flipping are NC, FL and CO. PA is gone and OH is close to gone.


2 posted on 08/14/2012 11:37:28 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: SoFloFreeper

MSM

“Its not like Ryan has a connection with OH or anything...”

“Wait he went to Miami, OH and has previously given the commencement address?”

Nevermind...


3 posted on 08/14/2012 11:38:28 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: SoFloFreeper

Portman, former member of Bush administration, zzzzzzzzzzz. Yeah, that was the ticket.


4 posted on 08/14/2012 11:43:16 AM PDT by Lou Budvis (Just like in 2008, I'm voting for Vice-President.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
“Senator Portman on the ticket would help tremendously in southwestern Ohio, where he's from,” Tiberi said. “That is the Republican bastion of the state"

Pretty idiotic statement if you ask me. If this is the republican bastion of the state, he shouldn't need much help in order to carry it right?

I like Portman. I very much doubt he'd have done much to carry counties like Cuyahoga and Summit where he's probably about as well known as Ryan.

If Ohio goes for Obama, the voters will exhibit more stupidity that Portman could have possibly hoped to counter-react.
5 posted on 08/14/2012 11:43:26 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: SoFloFreeper
Frankly, as a multi-generational Cincinnatian, I think that Ryan will actually help the ticket more in Southern Ohio than would Portman. Portman is a nice guy, but does not fire people up. Ryan is a truly exciting candidate, who really understands the economic issues.

Frankly, everyone I have talked to, so far, is really enthusiastic over the choice.

William Flax

6 posted on 08/14/2012 11:44:13 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Ohio: 51% Have Favorable Opinion of Paul Ryan”

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/ohio/ohio_51_have_favorable_opinion_of_paul_ryan


7 posted on 08/14/2012 11:44:18 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: SoFloFreeper

Most Ohioans don’t know who Portman or Ryan is. Most Ohioans will like Ryan.


8 posted on 08/14/2012 11:44:18 AM PDT by brownsfan (Voting for Obama again is like backing the Titanic up and hitting the iceburg again!)
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To: RIghtwardHo
OH is close to gone.

No it's not. I'll agree that it's pretty even, but it's not close to gone.
9 posted on 08/14/2012 11:44:51 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: SoFloFreeper
Rasmussen: Ohio: 51% Have Favorable Opinion of Paul Ryan
10 posted on 08/14/2012 11:46:28 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Moderates stomping their feet: “waaa, waaa! We wanted Portman! We wanted the boring budget guy from the Bush administration who’s now a senator! Paul Ryan’s a congressman. A CONGRESSMAN!!! We wanted Portman! Waaaa, waaaaa!”


11 posted on 08/14/2012 11:47:16 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: mmichaels1970

One of the reasons the demholes lose is they believe their own bull$hit....


12 posted on 08/14/2012 11:47:31 AM PDT by wny
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To: mmichaels1970

Todays rasmussen shows 45-45 and ppp which uses ‘registered’ voters and leans dem is showing a 3 pt race. Nowhere close to gone.


13 posted on 08/14/2012 11:48:12 AM PDT by joltman1974
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To: mmichaels1970

Todays rasmussen shows 45-45 and ppp which uses ‘registered’ voters and leans dem is showing a 3 pt race. Nowhere close to gone.


14 posted on 08/14/2012 11:48:44 AM PDT by joltman1974
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To: SoFloFreeper

I live in Ohio. I like Portman. He’s a good guy. But I love the choice of Ryan. And my federally employed DH agrees.


15 posted on 08/14/2012 11:50:15 AM PDT by Dizzy Lizzy
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To: RIghtwardHo
The only major states Romney has a shot at flipping are NC, FL and CO. PA is gone and OH is close to gone.

Oh, but haven't you read it here or heard the pundits (or maybe you have), Paul Ryan is going to make him lose all of those states and more.S/

While in fact, $3.5 in donations came in on Saturday, and crowds have been overflowing.

It is 89 days until the election, and too soon to call!

16 posted on 08/14/2012 11:51:05 AM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (To keep spreading a lie--doesn't make it true. It makes it propaganda.)
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To: joltman1974
Todays rasmussen shows 45-45 and ppp which uses ‘registered’ voters and leans dem is showing a 3 pt race. Nowhere close to gone.

We agree then.
17 posted on 08/14/2012 11:51:15 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Ohioan

I’m sure Greenfield’s article about how Obama’s EPA rules closing coal mines in OH could cause the loss of usual union votes will be following up next week.

When was the last time that Greenfield was right about anything?


18 posted on 08/14/2012 11:52:49 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: RIghtwardHo
I wouldn't say PA is gone.

After all, in 2010, we put a Republican in the Governor’s Mansion, gave Republicans the majority in both the State House and State Senate, sent Pat Toomey to the US Senate, replaced a lot of the PA DemonRats in the US House with Republicans and to top it all off, have enacted Voter ID this election.

Now I'm not saying it won't be close. It's gonna be a real squeaker. But don't rule PA out just yet!

Not like California!

19 posted on 08/14/2012 11:54:25 AM PDT by cuz_it_aint_their_money
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To: cuz_it_aint_their_money
Now I'm not saying it won't be close. It's gonna be a real squeaker. But don't rule PA out just yet!

Pfftt. I always have high hopes for PA and end up being disappointed. Clinton, Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama.

If PA turns I'll personally drive there, pay their outrageous tolls on their perpetually under-construction turnpike, and drink one of their crappy beers.
20 posted on 08/14/2012 12:00:46 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: SoFloFreeper

Folks, I’ll make it plain and simple for you. Ohio is going for Romney/Ryan. So.....is Florida. How can I be so sure. Easy......voting demographics, Obama in money troubles, Biden is insane and.....neither Biden or Obama are drawing any significant rally crowds. What does this mean?

First the Republican primary voting is going gangbusters, the Dems are not showing up, second, Obama is having great difficulty raising money, Biden is totally insane as the nutcase buffoon, and last, Obama, the POTUS is not drawingany signifcant rally crowds. The American people have his number.

So.....the Obamabot media can rant, rave, lie and spin all it wants to, it is still not going to help Obama and the Democrat Party. The lie campaign is just proving to the American people and voters that Obama and his cronies have no substance, no plan, other then their sworn purpose to take down the USA!!!

So......I would suggest you ignore anything and everything that comes from the Obama contolled media. Shame on them for working so hard to destroy their very own nation. There is a word for them you know....it’s called treason!!!


21 posted on 08/14/2012 12:01:23 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Portman is as boring a non-entity as this, my beloved native State, could possibly produce and I was personally very relieved to hear that he was not the choice. That vote in the Senate is far more important than anything he could conceivably do as VP. And did I mention that he is paint dry and grass grow watch boring? Ryan, on the other hand, has ample brains and native charisma and given sufficient exposure in the State (which any Republican MUST still win to be elected) I think he might be a genuine asset in Ohio.


22 posted on 08/14/2012 12:02:31 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Freerepublic needs a like button!


23 posted on 08/14/2012 12:04:26 PM PDT by Dizzy Lizzy
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ryan graduated from Miami University in Ohio.


24 posted on 08/14/2012 12:09:13 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Ohioan

5 generations in SW Ohio and I agree with you. I cannot find anyone, out side his family and business associates, who is enthused about Portman. But Ryan does the job and has a better chance of helping carry Ohio than Portman.


25 posted on 08/14/2012 12:12:33 PM PDT by FreedomNotSafety
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To: SoFloFreeper

The liberal has spoken. We should all be quiet now...


26 posted on 08/14/2012 12:15:56 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: katana

LOL! Well said.

Greenfield is an idiot if he thinks listening to people from Central Ohio gives him a clue about SW Ohio. But SW Ohio is not the problem, it will go Romney no matter what, the problem is NE Ohio. If Ryan can win Wisconsin then he can win NE Ohio.


27 posted on 08/14/2012 12:19:07 PM PDT by FreedomNotSafety
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To: SoFloFreeper

My intestines are rumbling - time to go take a Greenfield.


28 posted on 08/14/2012 12:24:48 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Gonna put y'all back in chains. Stand up for Chuck!)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

I agree!. Three words come to mind in this: “Scott”, “Walker”, and “Wisconsin”. The so-called MSM had this “too close to call” hours after the voting started, into the early evening, when it was already over. We are on to Obama, bigtime, and nothing will change that. Voters are no longer afraid of being viewd as “racist” in exit polls - that dog don’t hunt anymore. Conservatives need to be “broken glass voters” to end this four years national nightmare.


29 posted on 08/14/2012 12:54:18 PM PDT by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The liberal has spoken. We should all be quiet now...


30 posted on 08/14/2012 12:57:05 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The liberal has spoken. We should all be quiet now...


31 posted on 08/14/2012 12:57:05 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

I agree, R&R take OH as we’ll as FLA, VA, IN, NC, WI, MO..I dont really see these as toss-ups. IA, CO, PA, NM, NH, NV....these are toss ups. When MI and MN re being discussed as being competitive, the demholes have big problems....


32 posted on 08/14/2012 1:12:49 PM PDT by wny
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To: MNlurker

Ryan is speaking at Miami University in Oxford tomorrow at 5:00!


33 posted on 08/14/2012 1:16:06 PM PDT by Faith
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To: SoFloFreeper

Greenfield is still alive?


34 posted on 08/14/2012 1:20:22 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: World'sGoneInsane

I hate to risk jinxing VA but after 2010 and electing McDonnell and Ken Cuccinelli (very conservative, pro lifer) just before that, VA definitely looks good for R& R.


35 posted on 08/14/2012 1:24:06 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: SoFloFreeper

haha. i live in ohio and am pretty informed. I know of
Portmans background,smart renaisscance (sp?) man,Bush years, etc. But he makes NO news here in ohio. He is image-
free,which for a politician i guess is a good thing. I doubt many ohio voters would have been PUMPED if
he had been the selection. Ryan’s got CHARISMA and all the
other stuff too.


36 posted on 08/14/2012 1:45:18 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: RIghtwardHo

I don’t know. PA and OH are big coal states. Romney needs to tailor his ads there to that demographic. The coal industry is being crushed.


37 posted on 08/14/2012 5:21:36 PM PDT by Eagles6
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