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Romney on a razor's edge in Florida [True? Or is this propaganda?]
LA TIMES ^ | November 2, 2012 | DAVID LAUTER

Posted on 11/02/2012 6:27:44 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Even as the lion's share of attention in the presidential campaign goes to the battleground of Ohio and the storm-battered states of the Mid-Atlantic, the outcome to the south, in the nation's largest swing state, now seems very much in doubt.

Mitt Romney moved into a lead here after the first presidential debate, and since then, aides have insisted that Florida, with its 29 electoral votes, sat solidly in their column. But with several polls showing President Obama's fortunes improving here and Democrats performing well in early voting —as of Thursday morning, they led by about 59,000 out of more than 3 million absentee and in-person early votes —Romney has had to devote precious hours to defending his position in the state.

With polls now in a dead heat, Romney campaigned in Florida on Saturday, returned Wednesday for rallies in Tampa, Miami and Jacksonville, and is expected back over the weekend, when Obama also is scheduled to campaign here.

For Obama, victory in Florida is a prize; for Romney it's a necessity. Debates about whether Romney can carry Ohio or other Midwestern states become moot without a win here.

(Excerpt) Read more at touch.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012; election2012; fl; florida
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1 posted on 11/02/2012 6:27:47 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

MSM is pushing out all for Obama. If Romney can’t hold FL, it doesn’t really matter whether or not he wins OH.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 6:29:42 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: SoFloFreeper

LA Times and you asking if its propaganda. EV telling a different story.


3 posted on 11/02/2012 6:30:36 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

So does the LA Times not explain last time Obama an EV lead of 300,000 and this time 59’000, down 70%.


4 posted on 11/02/2012 6:31:54 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: SoFloFreeper

FL is going Romney, the Democrats are using up their votes in early voting.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 6:32:20 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: SoFloFreeper

As with everything, comparisons need to be made to 2008. Obama beat McCain 52 to 47 (about 240,000 votes).

Dems outnumbered us at the end of early voting in 2008 by 370,000. An outstanding number that we could not overcome on election day and also indies went Obama. But we were able to make up the difference.

Contrast that to today: down only 69,000 dems (many of those are conservative dems) and one day of early voting left (tomorrow). They will severely underperform their early voting margin of 2008 and leave us in good position to cream them on election day.

Hope that helps.


6 posted on 11/02/2012 6:33:32 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: goldstategop

I went to early vote in Venice,FL....the line was out the door and into the parking lot...every other time maybe 10 people....I think it will be a landslide for Mittens...but Florida is over run with people form NY, NJ MASS and Mich...so I could be wrong... If OBAMA wins I think I will move back out west maybe Idaho


7 posted on 11/02/2012 6:35:15 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: fortheDeclaration
the Democrats are using up their votes in early voting

Have no doubt what you typed is taking place in many areas across our nation. The tsunami is about to arrive though nationwide. Will be here beginning early Tuesday morning.

8 posted on 11/02/2012 6:37:12 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

NOT TRUE!


9 posted on 11/02/2012 6:42:07 AM PDT by Florida native
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To: SoFloFreeper

Hubby and I are voting on NOV 6 - daughters voted absentee, college student and recent grad...all for Romney.


10 posted on 11/02/2012 6:44:20 AM PDT by Florida native
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To: fortheDeclaration; SoFloFreeper

>> the Democrats are using up their votes in early voting.

Yep. Here’s a good explanation of the ‘rat strategy vs. Romney’s...

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/25/ground-game-romney-campaign-targets-low-propensity-early-voters-banks-on-strong-election-day-turnout.html


11 posted on 11/02/2012 6:44:32 AM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Horse hockey from the slimes.


12 posted on 11/02/2012 6:44:38 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

LA TIMES = BOGUS

All that you have to remember about the LA Times is how blatantly obvious they misled readers in the polls over the Gray Davis Recall.


13 posted on 11/02/2012 6:46:13 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: Hojczyk

I’m in St Johns county, one of the most republican counties in FL but do travel the north east part of the state and trust me Romney has won here easily.

I was in Jacksonville and never saw one obama sticker or sign but I must have seen at least 50 Romney signs or stickers.

I was in Flagler last night and saw one obama sticker on I95 but saw about 15 Romney stickers in that time.
Granted this is more republican up here but this year is totally different to 4 years ago.

I know many who has voted early and they have all gone for Romney, many said they never vote early but thought they would do this year as they are so angry about what has been done in the last 4 years, many have said also this was about his social issues etc.

Now saying all of that I saw a big black woman last night using her welfare EBT card, she walked to a brand new Nissan Altima car, could not have been 3 months old and then she had cashed her EBT to get $20 so she then went to the liquor store.

As I was talking to my wife the black woman heard me and interupted telling me it had nothing to do with us and she can do what she wants etc.
Course as she heard my English strong northern accent she told me to go home, get out of America, I;m a white cracker etc.
When the wife called her a racist and ignorant she then said we were racist.

Now I;m saying this as this is the kind of welfare people we are voting against, these freebie handout people want their handouts, they think it is normal for some to work so they can stay at home and drive brand new cars.
These people are not only stuck on stupid,racist and ignorant but they see their handouts under threat so who knows if they come out and vote in our state.


14 posted on 11/02/2012 6:47:44 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Ravi

In addition, unlike 2008, Obama will suffer losses among the heavily Democratic Jewish vote due to concerns over his policies toward Israel.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 6:48:14 AM PDT by Rockingham
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To: SoFloFreeper

Romney is not scheduled to go back to Florida.
Obviously HE thinks he’s got it in the bag.


16 posted on 11/02/2012 6:51:03 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SoFloFreeper

Psyc-ops and wishful thinking by the LA Slimes.

Ignore them. They are literally in LA LA land.

If the LA Times was any further up Obama’s butt, they would pop out his mouth.

Romney will easily win Florida and her 29 electoral votes.
Thank-you in advance, Sunshine State voters!


17 posted on 11/02/2012 6:51:03 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (.Remember in November!)
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To: Nervous Tick

some of those comments have really nutty posts , WOW liberalism surely is a mental disease.


18 posted on 11/02/2012 6:53:45 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


19 posted on 11/02/2012 6:55:00 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Romney was in Pensacola a few days ago. That tells me he needs to GOTV in the panhandle which is mostly R to offset the So Fla vote. Then its all up to the I-4 corridor.


20 posted on 11/02/2012 6:55:39 AM PDT by The Hound Passer
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To: fortheDeclaration

Yet both Gallup and Pew show Romney leading in early voting.


21 posted on 11/02/2012 6:55:58 AM PDT by randita
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To: Florida native

Agreed! NOT TRUE! Florida is going to Romney.

A co-worker in my office told me that he drove through Old Carrolwood in Tampa and it was a rather long street. Every house on both sides of the street had a Romney/Ryan yard sign in their yards. Another co-worker of mine lives outside of Tampa has a small horse ranch says that everyone in her surrounding neighborhood are all for Romney and are proudly displaying their yard signs for Romney.

Again Florida is going for Romney!!


22 posted on 11/02/2012 6:57:54 AM PDT by avalonmistmoon
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To: The Hound Passer

Agreed. I think I-4 corridor looks good. A recent local media poll showed a lead approximately 52-46. I could be off by a point on either candidate. Have been surprised by the volume of visits by both campaigns this week. I thought FL was sewn up, but early voting opened last weekend, and both sides are still grinding it out for GOTV.


23 posted on 11/02/2012 6:59:59 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Good grief. I’m so sick of the propaganda.


24 posted on 11/02/2012 7:01:53 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s propaganda. I don’t think our side will fall for it, but their side might think they have it in the bag and decide not to vote. Here’s hoping.


25 posted on 11/02/2012 7:02:29 AM PDT by madison10 (I love it when a plan comes together ~~God)
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To: Joe Brower
Hard to say. The vote rigging industry in S. Florida is no doubt running full speed.

Don't expect final results next week, there is a ruckus coming.

26 posted on 11/02/2012 7:04:02 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Rockingham
At the time of the 2008 election we were living in an upper middle class Jewish neighborhood (temple at one end synagogue at the other). Between the liberal Jewish voters and all the college/university types the place was a forest of Obama signs.

We've moved back out to the country but when I visit that neighborhood I see not a single Obama sign, but I am seeing dozens of Romney signs. I think Obama lost many of the Jewish votes.

27 posted on 11/02/2012 7:04:10 AM PDT by Roses0508
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To: Ravi

McCain was the most pitiful choice since Bob Dole. It’s hard to make a valid comparison.


28 posted on 11/02/2012 7:06:14 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I voted early just to hedge the possibility of a rogue hurricane or a meteor striking me before Nov 6.
29 posted on 11/02/2012 7:08:23 AM PDT by shove_it ( The 0bama regime are the people Orwell and Rand warned us about.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

It is valid when talking numbers right? Regardless of who the candidate was.

You do understand that right.

Down 59,000 in 2012 vs. 370,000 in 2008 is a big improvement, right? Especially when Obama only won in 08 by 240,000.

You would agree correct? Numbers don’t lie.


30 posted on 11/02/2012 7:10:28 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

LOL! That’s true - “pitiful choice” sums it up. I was not even remotely surprised that the GOP lost.


31 posted on 11/02/2012 7:11:05 AM PDT by livius
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To: SoFloFreeper

The LA Times.....inventor of “The Magic Negro”.


32 posted on 11/02/2012 7:13:15 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Propoganda..

Florida isn’t in play anymore for anyone seriously following this race it left the table weeks ago.

GOTV!! Fight like its neck and neck, but this is going to be a slaughter folks..


33 posted on 11/02/2012 7:14:44 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: manc

This seems to be the same thing in Ohio. Either the Obama voters are too ashamed to put their signs out or there really are not that many Obama supporters. I have driven around most of western Ohio and most places I travel to, I have seen the following:

- If a person has a Romney sign, they usually have MANY signs in their yard! To me this means high enthusiasm to vote.

- Yards that I do see with Obama signs, I usually only see the Obama sign and maybe a Sherrod Brown sign.


34 posted on 11/02/2012 7:20:25 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why do we care about the accuracy of predictions?

Are we looking for an excuse to sit on our ass?

GET OUT THE VOTE!!!!


35 posted on 11/02/2012 7:26:32 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Thoughts?
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Obama can’t attract flies in Miami/Dade ,, he’s flat there where in 2008 it was something like 68/32.. in the I-4 corridor it’s Romney by a bunch and North FL won’t be spooked by a bad TV call early in the evening ..


36 posted on 11/02/2012 7:27:05 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: SoFloFreeper

Just a little (more) media cheerleading for Bonzo.

But anyone who thinks that FL (or VA or NC) is somehow a LOCK for Mitt is nuts. Of course there will be vote fraud (there already is), of course the final outcome will be close, and that’s all the LAT article is really saying. Which means it’s saying nothing any realist doesn’t already know.

People who think that Romney absolutely, unquestionably has Florida in the bag need to reduce the sugar content of their kool-aid or they risk crashing real hard on Tuesday night.


37 posted on 11/02/2012 7:37:55 AM PDT by PermaRag (If Trayvon had a father, he'd look just like Obama)
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To: Joe Brower; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; Yulee; ...
Thanks for the ping, Joe! Took me many times to get here, and perhaps that is my punishment for doing so many FL Freeper pings!! Doing it again here! Promise after Tuesday I will take a rest! :)

I believe our Sunshine state WILL go strong for Romney. We have three more days and we can still help by reaching out to those we know who are Obama supporters and who have not yet voted.

EVERY AMERICAN should be outraged about the fact that the blood of four Americans is on Obama’s hands! Most of you probably saw the following interview of Catherine Herridge on Greta, but if not please see below. Then send it far and wide! Also watch for more to come out about Benghazi over the weekend. Thanks!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAMPHWYVHTE&feature=player_embedded

38 posted on 11/02/2012 9:06:27 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: Joe Brower; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; Yulee; ...
Thanks for the ping, Joe! Took me many times to get here, and perhaps that is my punishment for doing so many FL Freeper pings!! Doing it again here! Promise after Tuesday I will take a rest! :)

I believe our Sunshine state WILL go strong for Romney. We have three more days and we can still help by reaching out to those we know who are Obama supporters and who have not yet voted.

EVERY AMERICAN should be outraged about the fact that the blood of four Americans is on Obama’s hands! Most of you probably saw the following interview of Catherine Herridge on Greta, but if not please see below. Then send it far and wide! Also watch for more to come out about Benghazi over the weekend. Thanks!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAMPHWYVHTE&feature=player_embedded

39 posted on 11/02/2012 9:06:27 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth
***the blood of four Americans is on Obama’s hands!***

SecDef Panetta says that we do not send troops into harm's way. If that is true, then we do not need a military, because the sole purpose of the military is to go into harm's way! [Not as 'Meals-on-Wheels']

BAH! HUMBUG!

40 posted on 11/02/2012 9:33:06 AM PDT by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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To: seekthetruth

I’ve done something I’ve never done before- I’ve gone to my local Romney headquarters in the evenings and made phone calls here in the Orlando area. We call all state area codes. On balance- the support for Romney has been much higher than for O. I’d say 2/3 Romney in the calls I’ve made.

It’s wonderful to speak with supporters and listen to them but there’s another side. MANY of the people I speak with are 80 and over. They are dismayed and bewildered and some are honestly heartbroken. They do no understand Obama- how he got here and what he’s done to America. Thanking them for getting their ballots in the mail or getting a ride to the polls with their grandson or neighbor is humbling. They see voting as a civic honor and duty and at least the ones I’ve spoken with have made it a priority.


41 posted on 11/02/2012 9:35:44 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: PermaRag
"But anyone who thinks that FL (or VA or NC) is somehow a LOCK for Mitt ---"

My inner concern troll agrees with you. Never under estimate the herculean task involved in voting out a sitting President. The 0ne had a 9.5 million popular vote plurality in 2008 and Mitt started out needing to take away 97 EV's from the imposter. Face it, Romney will need an almost perfect electoral storm to overcome the odds. The moral to the story is that FRpeeers need to vote and work at GOTV like their nation's existence depended on it because it does. Overconfidence now is the enemy.

42 posted on 11/02/2012 9:37:12 AM PDT by buckalfa (Nabob of Negativity)
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To: seekthetruth

My daughter just flipped!!! she is in 2 hr voting line for ROMNEY!!!! thats two flips and one who didnt vote in 08.


43 posted on 11/02/2012 9:39:51 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

My other daughter is making calls today she said everyone is EXCITED when she calls.


44 posted on 11/02/2012 9:42:07 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: SE Mom

Great!! I also enjoy doing phone banking here in FL!

To those who can give some time this weekend, please know it DOES help to make calls and also to reach out to neighbors....even the DEMS. I ask strangers first if they voted yet. And if they didn’t I start my questions. :)


45 posted on 11/02/2012 9:59:30 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: Ravi

>>Down 59,000 in 2012 vs. 370,000 in 2008 is a big improvement, right? Especially when Obama only won in 08 by 240,000.

You would agree correct? Numbers don’t lie.<<

Only problem is that these aren’t votes being tallied, but ballots. We don’t know which boxes have been checked on all those early ballots.

That said, I think there’s a heck of a lot more Dems who are checking Romney this year, than GOPers who are checking Obama.


46 posted on 11/02/2012 10:37:43 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Roses0508

Slowly and painfully, the facts about Obama are breaking through.


47 posted on 11/02/2012 10:40:29 AM PDT by Rockingham
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To: manc

I don’t see what business it is of yours how she spends your money.


48 posted on 11/02/2012 10:43:49 AM PDT by Darth Reardon
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To: Norseman

Yes!


49 posted on 11/02/2012 10:55:02 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: Rockingham
Can anyone make sense out of this??

http://www.cryptome.org/2012/11/eo13629.htm

50 posted on 11/02/2012 11:35:04 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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