Skip to comments.GOP hopes soar as Romney rolls in Ohio (As Ohio goes, so goes the Presidency)
Posted on 10/15/2012 7:33:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
LEBANON, Ohio -- Just two weeks ago, Republicans here in Ohio, even in GOP stronghold Warren County, were filled with anxiety and doubt. Poll after poll showed President Obama widening his lead over Mitt Romney in this crucial battleground state. Republicans didn't know whether to believe the polls -- many didn't -- or admit their man was faltering in a nearly must-win state. Either way, it was a frustrating situation.
No longer. In the wake of Romney's decisive victory over Obama in the first presidential debate October 3, the campaign's trajectory here in Ohio is up, up, up. Not just in the polls, where Romney has cut a five-and-a-half point Obama lead in the RealClearPolitics average of polls to 1.7 points, but also in Republicans' everyday lives as they talk to friends and, in some cases, volunteer for the campaign. And on Saturday evening in Lebanon, population 20,242, county seat of Warren County, where John McCain beat Barack Obama 67 percent to 31 percent in 2008, optimism had returned.
"There is hope, we have hope now," said Tracey Perry of Loveland as she waited for Romney to speak to a crowd of nearly 10,000. "We were afraid the message was never going to get out."
"We were depressed," said Cinda Hacker, of Centerville. "The debate turned it around."
"We weren't depressed," countered Brooks Compton, also of Centerville, who volunteers for the Romney campaign. "We were obviously nervous." After a moment, Compton added, "We're going to win Ohio."
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FYI..Jim Geraghty at NationalReviewOnline has a good piece this morning.."Mitt can win without Ohio"
Dude’s sure got some hairy arms on ‘im.
Check this out
I’m going to read that...but...what is sort of strange, is that I get the feeling that if the tsunami rises to the point that it takes over Ohio, then it likely takes MI and PA as well, which means, in the coming hindsight, that OH was in fact not necessary.....
But obviously a campaign can’t pursue that strategy consciously (punt on Ohio, throw deep for PA and MI).
Page keeps timing out.
Agree....Ohio is the Schwerpunkt of the election..I think there are four states that are toss ups...Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Ohio. Ohio is the REDDEST of the four..I just can’t see Mitt winning 2 of the first 3 and NOT winning Ohio.
Come on Ohio we’re counting on you!!
Remember, Ohioans toss out their governor in 2010..Strickland's obnoxious, yet the Dems keep putting him out there, a LOSER, as an Obama surrogate....maybe they can't find anyone else..
He needs to show up at Comerica park in Detroit during the playoffs or World Series.
There's only one thing that I can see affecting the vote in Michigan that just might get it into the Romney column and that the fallout from the GM thing......this for me is the great unknown for Michigan in my mind for this election cycle.
However, should Michigan see fit to give Romney the nod I'll be doing the "Snoopy Dance" on Election Night.....LOL! with this title directed at Obozo!!!!....
I wish you well..I really think it’s gonna come down to turn-out..the Dems aren’t as motivated...and you hardly see any stories about union efforts,c ash, GOTV..is Trumpka in witness protection?
I’m sick of hearing about Ohio..
Agreed. Ohio is the barometer, but the effects play into MI and PA, (and, to some degree, WI).
I don't know?....
Which reminds me did they find Jimmy Hoffa under that driveway they were going to dig up a couple of weeks ago?.....I don't remember hearing what came of all of that.
BTW, we had to move out of Ohio in 2011 for a better job opportunity after living my entire life there......unfortunately, we also took 3 Romney votes with us to Georgia.
Believe me,.. ......so is everyone who lives in Ohio.............I ought to know, I used to live there myself.
I'm sure the carpet bombing of ads is deafening about now......
Word. I think he's even more furry than Robin Williams.
Ohio, Fla and Virginia.
Mitt has to have all three. Ideally we need 300EVs or more. If we barely win expect the headlines “Massive Rioting in the streets The Racist Republicans Cheated.
IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT!!!
IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT!!!
“this for me is the great unknown for Michigan in my mind for this election cycle.”
Michigan lost about 650,000 people, and most were hard-working individuals and small business owners. In other words, they were patriots and conservatives not Buckwheat voters. The state attracts leeches who gloom onto generous handouts in social security disability, workmen’s comp, unemployment bennies, free section 8 housing and food stamps. Taking MI will be an uphill battle.
When we left we only had two votes....but this is the year that our first born gets to vote so.......for this election it has morphed into 3 votes total.
On a more positive front my mother has been doing our bidding from within the state of Ohio even though she's registered to vote in Florida. She has been working on converting 2008 O'bamboozled voters into Romney voters. She's drug several friends to that movie 2016 and has gotten several of her friends to stop watching NBC - etc. and CNN. They are watching FOX now....so even from a far my family is converting the 47 % voters into the 53% voters....tehehehehe!
BTW, I do have some family and friends that can vote in Ohio.....several of those friends have children that will also be voting for the first time this go around.......so our numbers are multiplying through birth ......not all is lost yet.
Stay positive, vote Republican, and do what you can to convert others.
Well, be assured that here in Florida, we are energized to defeat both Obama AND Nelson..