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The GOP's Ohio Advantage
Breitbart ^ | 19 Oct 2012, 1:13 PM PDT | Rick Wiley

Posted on 10/19/2012 1:32:46 PM PDT by profit_guy

With eighteen days till Election Day, the momentum is firmly on the Republican side in Ohio. President Obama has offered no positive vision for the next four years, and after voters heard from the two candidates during the debates, the GOP has surged in Ohio. For weeks our unprecedented ground game has been setting records in voter contacts, and now it is paying off. The proof is in absentee ballot and early voting totals.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012swingstates; oh2012; ohio

1 posted on 10/19/2012 1:32:48 PM PDT by profit_guy
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To: profit_guy

We should go to Romney’s site and volunteer to make calls to Ohio. Doesn’t cost us anything to save America


2 posted on 10/19/2012 1:36:26 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: profit_guy

Early voting looks good.... there’s not much enthusiasm for The One.

Romney will carry OH and if he has a strong showing there, an upset in PA could well happen!


3 posted on 10/19/2012 1:40:21 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rurgan

Speaking of volunteers for Romney where’s the username “
decinesis” (sp?) lately?

Have not seen him on lately. He’s my polling guage.


4 posted on 10/19/2012 1:43:19 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: goldstategop

“Early voting looks good.... there’s not much enthusiasm for The One.”

Unlike some people, I’m just not panicking about OH.

I don’t see Mitt winning the national popular vote by at least 52-48 (which I expect), yet somehow losing the Electoral vote. I just don’t see it.

Romney’s ground game is apparently excellent, ABO voters are very motivated, and I don’t see how any of that translates into Obama winning OH or the EV as a whole. When the final undecideds break in the final week, races which look super-close right now will have a little more breathing space for Mitt.


5 posted on 10/19/2012 1:47:13 PM PDT by Kingosaurus
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To: tsowellfan

He’s making calls for the Obama campaign in OH.


6 posted on 10/19/2012 1:47:15 PM PDT by profit_guy
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To: profit_guy
He’s making calls for the Obama campaign in OH

If true, the FAT LADY had done sung and I'm going on a cruise.

How do you spell his username?

7 posted on 10/19/2012 1:49:28 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: Kingosaurus

I admit the polls get me worried at times, but we have to realize that Romney has been highly successful at everything he’s done (Bain, Olympics, MA Gov). We have to assume he has the organization in place in OH and elsewhere to GOTV, and since he is a leader he is not likely to simply copy Dem GOTV efforts - he is more likely to improve upon it.


8 posted on 10/19/2012 1:55:27 PM PDT by profit_guy
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To: profit_guy

Yup.


9 posted on 10/19/2012 1:56:09 PM PDT by TonyInOhio ("But, the Obama has no clothes!")
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To: rurgan
We should go to Romney’s site and volunteer to make calls to Ohio

Absolutely! We're getting a couple of calls a week at home from Romney volunteers, and the message is very effective.

10 posted on 10/19/2012 1:57:51 PM PDT by TonyInOhio ("But, the Obama has no clothes!")
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To: tsowellfan

I was only kidding.

I think his name was “diogenes”?


11 posted on 10/19/2012 1:58:15 PM PDT by profit_guy
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To: profit_guy; tsowellfan; Diogenes
I was only kidding. I think his name was “diogenes”?

Diogenes has been out of circulation owing to illness and other misfortunes...

12 posted on 10/19/2012 2:06:47 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Yes, I saw that and sent him a message. I hope everything’s okay with him.


13 posted on 10/19/2012 2:10:42 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: profit_guy

Hamilton Co. official (won’t say who) told me that three weeks ago walkers were finding “high” dissatisfaction with ZEro, but no clear commitment to Romney. Now, he said, reports are that the Is are shifting to Romney.


14 posted on 10/19/2012 2:34:57 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Kingosaurus

See my update: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2947417/posts


15 posted on 10/19/2012 2:37:02 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Kingosaurus
True!

Momentum is on our side.

If we match the absentee ballots of the Democrats, we will win, since the GOP actually won on election day in 2008 but were overwhelmed in the absentee ballots.

That won't happen this time.

16 posted on 10/19/2012 3:03:16 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: profit_guy

Can anyone explain why Ohio is so difficult this cycle? Did millions of non-whites move into the state over the last 4 years?


17 posted on 10/19/2012 3:11:57 PM PDT by Silver Sabre
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To: Silver Sabre

Same for Florida and Virginia. Romney can’t seem to break out in either state. Recent polls are still too close for comfort.


18 posted on 10/19/2012 3:21:42 PM PDT by paul544
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To: Silver Sabre

Public service unions for one thing. They were successful in overturning Governor Kasich’s collective bargaining law - the stupid voters in Ohio voted to do this. There are also many pockets of those on the government teat. Others are totally uniformed on the issues and hold to the stigma that Ds are for the poor and working class, while the Rs are only for the rich. You’d be surprised at the number of people I’ve heard repeat this lie.

I’m not giving up hope, but our governor has a low favorability rating - thanks to the unions. He only won the state by 2% and the left has howled ever since to make his life miserable.


19 posted on 10/19/2012 3:23:15 PM PDT by Catsrus (Ma)
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To: paul544

Virginia has had a ton of Mexicans move in plus public sector workers from DC. That I understand.


20 posted on 10/19/2012 3:30:37 PM PDT by Silver Sabre
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To: Catsrus

It’s interesting because the opposite seem to have happened in Wisconsin where people are getting pissed off at the government unions. This bit with Kasich and the unions I didn’t know about and explains things a little.

In a sane world publc employees wouldn’t be allowed to vote. A total conflict of interest.


21 posted on 10/19/2012 3:32:54 PM PDT by Silver Sabre
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To: Catsrus

Kasich was on Bill Cunningham’s radio show a couple weeks ago and they were saying his approval ratings are way up from where they were during his union legislation defeat.


22 posted on 10/19/2012 3:39:46 PM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: Silver Sabre
It’s interesting because the opposite seem to have happened in Wisconsin where people are getting pissed off at the government unions.

The difference is that they had to wait until Walker was in office for a year before proceeding with his recall. By that time, the commonsense changes he put in place had begun to work beyond everyone's wildest dreams....and....the horrible scenarios painted by the left didn't materialize. SO the union scare and bully tactics served to piss people off instead of convince them.

23 posted on 10/19/2012 3:58:48 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (People on stage at 2nd debate: 1 Romney 2 Eye Candy 3 Lie Candy)
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To: Silver Sabre
It’s interesting because the opposite seem to have happened in Wisconsin where people are getting pissed off at the government unions.

The difference is that they had to wait until Walker was in office for a year before proceeding with his recall. By that time, the commonsense changes he put in place had begun to work beyond everyone's wildest dreams....and....the horrible scenarios painted by the left didn't materialize. SO the union scare and bully tactics served to piss people off instead of convince them.

24 posted on 10/19/2012 3:59:09 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (People on stage at 2nd debate: 1 Romney 2 Eye Candy 3 Lie Candy)
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To: JediJones

I’m glad to hear that. Kasich sure had a fight on his hands, but is starting to see daylight on unemployment. I’m hoping people don’t attribute this to zero’s policies.


25 posted on 10/19/2012 4:16:55 PM PDT by Catsrus (Ma)
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To: Catsrus

If Kasich had been smart enough to exempt safety forces (police and fire), as they did in Wisconsin and I think in Indiana too, the legislation would probably have passed and relatively easily. The police and fire fighters’ ads drew a far more sympathetic response that anything any other categories (including teachers) could have thrown at it. It was a miscalculation but it should not have much if any effect on this year’s presidential numbers.


26 posted on 10/19/2012 5:11:50 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: katana

Also, the Republicans didn’t do a good job at informing the electorate on what collective bargaining entailed. They didn’t run very many ads or put out a lot of information. Some people in Ohio think that teachers are gods.


27 posted on 10/19/2012 5:41:43 PM PDT by Catsrus (Ma)
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To: TonyInOhio

Sounds good. Still getting those calls?


28 posted on 10/23/2012 12:22:56 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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