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Posted on 10/29/2012 9:07:16 PM PDT by annajones
2012 Election: Three Key Swing States leaning Romney Ohio: Governor says during "Meet the Press" that Romney will take Ohio. "I now believe it's going to happen." The Des Moines Register endorses Romney. They have not endorsed a Republic for the past 40 years. Endorsement is based on their belief that Romney has what it takes to work together. Nevada: The States Latino Governor Brian Sandoval predicts Romney will take the state. The Republican Senate challenger is ahead in that state.
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Politics October 28, 2012 By: Kelly Anderson Wright
Election 2012 in the swing states is now an exhilarating thrill ride or the throw-up kind, depending on your political party.
Sunday morning, Ohio Governor John Kasich announced on NBC's "Meet the Press" that Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will take the Buckeye State on Election Day, Nov. 6.
Saturday, Iowa's largest newspaper, The Des Moines Register, surprisingly announced that it endorses Mitt Romney for President, after backing Democrats for 40 years.
On Friday, Nevada's first Latino governor predicted that GOP candidate Mitt Romney will win the Silver State, home of the most famous and powerful Democrat in the nation, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
All three states were once thought to be Obama's. Kasich's announcement this morning was just one of three swing state surprises to hit Obama in the last few days. "I honestly think that Romney is going to carry Ohio, and you know I haven't been saying this. I now believe it is going to happen," Kasich told Sunday viewers.
Pundits inside and outside of Iowa were surprised Saturday by The Des Moines Register's endorsement of Romney over Obama, whom they supported in 2008. The paper has not endorsed a Republican for the past 40 years, since Richard Nixon in 1972.
While the paper applauded both candidates' credentials and records, the key question for the editorial team came down to this: "Which candidate could forge the compromises in Congress to achieve these goals?"
The paper felt that Mitt Romney was the stronger candidate, based on his record of working with an 85% Democratic legislature while governor of Massachusetts.
Speaking to a crowd in Kissimmee, FL yesterday, Romney explained his ability to work with Democrats:
"We didn't go to work fighting each other; we came to work to work together. We found a way to do that. So we cut spending, we actually reduced the amount of money government was spending. And then we cut taxes 19 times.... We made our state more business-friendly."
The end result? Romney and the Democrats turned a $3-billion budget gap into a $2-billion rainy-day fund, and the state's job growth improved.
"Those principles could work to get America together. We've got to do it. We can't do this without the help of the people across the aisle."
Nevada's Latino Governor Brian Sandoval predicts Romney, not Obama, will take the state once thought to be owned by Harry Reid, whose support of Senate candidate Shelley Berkley hasn't been enough to push her ahead of Dean Heller, her Republican challenger, either.
You mean they’re getting tired of kipe and spend govt?
That's the ticket. Reach across the aisle... and punch 'em in the nose!
Reid can watch his career go down in flames from his hospital bed......the son of a bitch.
I would prefer gridlock over reaching across the aisle. Compromising means you have to let them get some things that they want in order to get your agenda passed. 100% of what the left wants is contrary to my most central core values.
If this goes the way it’s looking, I predict a more amenable Democrat minority - there will be some, not all, but some who will want to do whatever they can to wash the stink of the Obama years from their records.
If the polls were honestly being done and reported, dem turnout would crash. We could have a GOP congressman in Seattle!
Ok, maybe that is pushing it.
Benghazi was the final straw. If there ever was an impeachable offense...
Have no doubt, Romney will be a compromiser, but he will be better than what we have.
"Kipe". I haven't heard that word in 40 years. We used it all the time when we were kids.
You never know what you might hear on FReerepublic.
The key is making them compromise with you, you not compromising with them.
I’m glad Kasich finally agrees with us about OH.