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GOP hopes soar as Romney rolls in Ohio (As Ohio goes, so goes the Presidency)
Washington Examiner ^ | 10/15/2012 | Byron York

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."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: gop; ohio; romney

1 posted on 10/15/2012 7:33:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Good morning..

FYI..Jim Geraghty at NationalReviewOnline has a good piece this morning.."Mitt can win without Ohio"

2 posted on 10/15/2012 7:35:56 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dude’s sure got some hairy arms on ‘im.

[Go Mitt!]


3 posted on 10/15/2012 7:36:56 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: ken5050

Check this out

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2944697/posts


4 posted on 10/15/2012 7:39:00 AM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: ken5050

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).


5 posted on 10/15/2012 7:40:21 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: ken5050

Page keeps timing out.

:-|


6 posted on 10/15/2012 7:40:32 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: ConservativeDude

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.


7 posted on 10/15/2012 7:54:16 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Come on Ohio we’re counting on you!!


8 posted on 10/15/2012 7:56:35 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: Perdogg
Very interesting data thanks...There may be something else under the radar working in Ohio..the Senate race. Mandel has just about pulled even, and he was much farther behind Brown than Mitt was behind Obama. The down ticket race may pull Mitt over the top.

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..

9 posted on 10/15/2012 7:58:36 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: SeekAndFind

He needs to show up at Comerica park in Detroit during the playoffs or World Series.


10 posted on 10/15/2012 7:59:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ken5050
From years of watching Michigan from the state of Ohio I would love to get it into Romney's column on election day but it's always been such a tease......

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!!!!....


11 posted on 10/15/2012 8:06:17 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: thingumbob

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?


12 posted on 10/15/2012 8:11:06 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sick of hearing about Ohio..


13 posted on 10/15/2012 8:12:34 AM PDT by cardinal4 (If Baraq Hussein Obama had a son he would look like Rageboy)
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To: ConservativeDude
if the tsunami rises to the point that it takes over Ohio, then it likely takes MI and PA as well

Agreed. Ohio is the barometer, but the effects play into MI and PA, (and, to some degree, WI).

14 posted on 10/15/2012 8:13:30 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 ("You can either limit growth or limit government. We choose to limit government." Paul Ryan.)
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To: ken5050
..is Trumpka in witness protection?

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.

15 posted on 10/15/2012 8:23:04 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: cardinal4
I’m sick of hearing about Ohio..

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......

16 posted on 10/15/2012 8:26:39 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: Salamander
"Dude’s sure got some hairy arms on ‘im.

[Go Mitt!]"

Word. I think he's even more furry than Robin Williams.

17 posted on 10/15/2012 8:37:48 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Michigander222

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.


18 posted on 10/15/2012 9:00:29 AM PDT by Bailee
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To: thingumbob
How things are going well with you and your family now, but if we lose Ohio by three votes or less..

IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT!!!

19 posted on 10/15/2012 9:49:33 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: thingumbob
Hope things are going well with you and your family now, but if we lose Ohio by three votes or less..

IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT!!!

20 posted on 10/15/2012 9:49:53 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: thingumbob

“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.


21 posted on 10/15/2012 9:57:18 AM PDT by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: ken5050
Yes, Yes,.....that thought has occurred to me......and if you don't think I've been sweating over it you are sorely mistaken.......

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.

22 posted on 10/15/2012 11:01:52 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: thingumbob

Well, be assured that here in Florida, we are energized to defeat both Obama AND Nelson..


23 posted on 10/15/2012 11:39:09 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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