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On women, taxes, Hispanics, Romney primary message now shifts to Blue States as Election Day nears
Washington Post ^ | 10/18/2012

Posted on 10/18/2012 12:10:32 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

LEESBURG, Va. — On immigration, taxes and women’s issues, Mitt Romney is abandoning his “severely conservative” talk of the Republican primary season and moving sharply to the political center as he looks to sway on-the-fence voters in the campaign’s final three weeks.

At the same time, the GOP presidential nominee’s advisers and the Republican National Committee are looking to give Romney more routes to reaching the 270 Electoral College votes needed for victory. They are weighing whether to shift resources from North Carolina, where Republicans express confidence of winning, into states long considered safe territory for President Barack Obama, including Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

The evolving strategy comes as both candidates work to capitalize on their second debate-stage meeting, a Tuesday night face off in which Romney emphasized his bipartisan credentials as well as his efforts to hire women while Massachusetts governor, and declared, “I’m not looking to cut taxes for wealthy people.”

One day after the debate, Romney’s camp conceded that Obama had a strong performance and mapped out a plan for the Republican to focus on the economy in the coming days, including delivering a speech on spending and debt early next week. Romney also intends to continue aggressively reaching out to the narrow slice of moderate, undecided voters.

The former Massachusetts governor, who described himself as “severely conservative” in February, offered a moderate message while appealing directly to women voters Wednesday in Virginia, which Obama won four years ago and is up for grabs now.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hispanics; romney; taxes; women

1 posted on 10/18/2012 12:10:35 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Everybody knows it’s, “Big Bird and Binders, Stupid!” LOL!


2 posted on 10/18/2012 12:15:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This is America! Being dead is no excuse not to vote!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Oops! I meant, "Big Bird, Binders, Bill and Bruce, Stupid!"
3 posted on 10/18/2012 12:18:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This is America! Being dead is no excuse not to vote!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Notice something here? Even the Compost is getting some distance from Obastard now.


4 posted on 10/18/2012 12:33:46 PM PDT by crz
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