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Democrat States Moving to Romney (NH, WI, MN and MI)
Newsmax ^ | August 6, 2012 | Ronald Kessler

Posted on 08/06/2012 6:18:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

States that traditionally have been considered Democrat strongholds are now moving toward Mitt Romney, Bay Buchanan, a senior adviser to Romney, tells Newsmax.

“When we came into this general election, it was assumed that the battleground states would be the same ones that they were in the past,” says Buchanan, who was treasurer of the U.S. under President Reagan. “Well what’s happened is a lot of the Democratic states are now looking like Mitt Romney could win them. They are now swing states.”

That means that Democrats have to focus on an additional five states: New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan, Buchanan says. As it is, Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee have about $25 million more cash on hand than the Democrats.

Based on polls the campaign considers reliable, “Romney is running very, very strong in some traditionally swing states,” Buchanan says. “We feel very good about Indiana now. I don’t think it’s even a swing state. In North Carolina, the numbers show us up as high as five or six percentage points. Florida looks very, very good. It is still within the margin of error, but it’s certainly very strong for us.”

While Virginia looks tougher, “We’re in play,” Buchanan says. “That’s clearly going to go down to the wire. But we’re looking strong in Wisconsin. We got some two dozen offices in Wisconsin. We’re all over the state running very strong grass roots. It’s going to be up on TV, and so we’re going to force the Democrats to use some of their money if they want to hold on to Wisconsin...

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


TOPICS: Michigan; Minnesota; New Hampshire; Wisconsin; Campaign News; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; 2012swingstates; buyersremorse; democrats; mi2012; michigan; minnesota; mn2012; newhampshire; nh2012; obama; polls; romney; va2012; wi2012; wisconsin
Can this be true?
1 posted on 08/06/2012 6:18:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“That means that Democrats have to focus on an additional five states: New Hampshire,Wisconsin,Minnesota, and Michigan,Buchanan says.”

I count four...


2 posted on 08/06/2012 6:30:03 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They don’t have to move far. That is like moving from one end of the sofa to the other. You are still on the sofa.


3 posted on 08/06/2012 6:30:12 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri: Gold Baby, Gold!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep, and I called that out yesterday:

www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2914861/posts?page=33#33

The basic point is that in states with a lot of whites and not too many Hispanics, Romney will be competitive, as Obama’s jettisoned the white vote.

Obama changed the rules by how he governed, now he’s got to start finding new states to win...


4 posted on 08/06/2012 6:32:14 PM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: BobL

I clicked on your link but nothing happens


5 posted on 08/06/2012 6:33:25 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I hope Romney get a landslide....because I'm sure Obama will cheat like hell.

Hope he picks up Pennsyvania.

Remember...We need the House and Senate, too......Would love super majority in the Senate.

6 posted on 08/06/2012 6:33:37 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How much work would it be to win Conneticut?


7 posted on 08/06/2012 6:35:03 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan
A lot. CT is a lib blue state. Romney might make it close, but Obama will probably carry it narrowly.
8 posted on 08/06/2012 6:39:54 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: tsowellfan

I’ll try again...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2914861/posts?page=33#33

Yea, that works - needed the http:// to start.


9 posted on 08/06/2012 6:41:07 PM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know something is up. They’re spending money on Obama ads in California while begging for your birthday and wedding presents. Weird.


10 posted on 08/06/2012 6:42:50 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Never forget that McLame was leading and then, out of the blue, the financial crisis was triggered by a massive move of money.
That can happen again.


11 posted on 08/06/2012 6:43:22 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: BobL

Barry does have 57 states compared to Mitts 50


12 posted on 08/06/2012 6:45:30 PM PDT by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: tsowellfan
If Gov. Romney wins Connecticut, Oregon, Minnesota or Pennsylvania, Mr. Obama has lost.
13 posted on 08/06/2012 6:48:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
Never forget that McLame was leading and then, out of the blue, the financial crisis was triggered by a massive move of money. That can happen again.

It appears many people have forgotten that and the POS that started the financial crisis (IndyMac: Mini Bank Run) was none other than UpChuck Schumer and of course he's never been investigated for it!

14 posted on 08/06/2012 6:53:19 PM PDT by Larry381 ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper
It's a 'pro-choice' couch in NH...at the presidential level; both candidates support abortion. At the Congressional level; both candidates support abortion.

Swell.

15 posted on 08/06/2012 6:55:56 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BobL

“...now he’s got to start finding new states to win...”

Unlike Romney, BO’s got 7 more states to work.


16 posted on 08/06/2012 6:56:40 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This seems to mesh with what Dick Morris is saying in his latest column, linked at Drudge. Morris claims he was shown the “real” numbers over the weekend, polling based on likely voters in all the potential swing states. According to Morris, the trend line is clearly moving in Romney’s favor, with Obama only ahead (slightly) in Virginia, Ohio and Florida—and all of his leads are in the margin of error.

And, there is some measure of independent confirmation for this trend. A new poll in NC has Romney up by five; Missouri is solidly in the R column as well and the most recent poll from VA has Romney up five, but I’m not sure if that one is accurate, or is an outlier.

I am a bit surprise that Obama is back on top in the Rasmussen daily tracking poll, but it’s only the second time in the last month or so.

There’s lots of good news in the polling that the MSM is doing everything it can to suppress or supplant with their own, bogus polls. Unfortunately, it all but guarantees and October surprise of the first magnitude, one that likely involves a war with Iran.


17 posted on 08/06/2012 6:57:00 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook (uoted)
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To: Larry381

New Hampshire has one of the least % of black population.

Thus Barky has 95% of 0.

Hope and change....no LIVE FREE OR DIE.

They have an independent streak in NH.

Plus Romney is in Wolfboro today — his summer place.

NH is only 4 EV but that’s a big 4 EV.


18 posted on 08/06/2012 6:58:12 PM PDT by preamble
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Can this be true?”
Probably. His record is far enough left that Democrats can be at ease voting for him.


19 posted on 08/06/2012 7:02:45 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“While Virginia looks tougher, “We’re in play,” Buchanan says”

Then you have some Freepers pushing Goode in Virginia in the spoiler roll. I guess they like to see the national debt rise over $20 billion if the Marxist Obama gets another 4 years. Virginia is a key state if we are to save the country.


20 posted on 08/06/2012 7:04:58 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

At least we know he won’t suspend his campaign so he can go to Washington to take part in a ridiculous giveaway of money. He can’t vote.


21 posted on 08/06/2012 7:06:49 PM PDT by kempster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Forget MN they do this every election cycle they show MN in play then the Democrat machine starts churning out votes and it goes reliably blue. Minnesota politics is Chicago politics without the PR rep.


22 posted on 08/06/2012 7:07:48 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Panzerlied

“Unlike Romney, BO’s got 7 more states to work.”

LOL, I stepped into on that one.


23 posted on 08/06/2012 7:28:36 PM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: Sacajaweau
I live in Pennsylvania and I think Romney has a real chance. Total strangers have started a conversation with me and one of us states are fear of the future. The stranger then says things will get better when Obama is gone in a few months. I have been polled 3 times in the last 6 weeks. The last time when I was done trashing Obama, the pollster said the poll was paid for by the Republican party.
24 posted on 08/06/2012 7:41:49 PM PDT by Plumres
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To: tsowellfan

“How much work would it be to win Conneticut?”

Fugetaboutit...this state is full of mind-numbed drones. It’s their identity - too threatening to give up. It would cause existential and identity crises...so they’ll support ANYTHING this evil Marxist bastard does.


25 posted on 08/06/2012 7:48:55 PM PDT by madmominct
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I suspect Minnesota is wishful thinking. Romney would have a better chance if we already had voter ID.


26 posted on 08/06/2012 7:48:55 PM PDT by stevem
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To: MNJohnnie

Normally I would agree with you, although I think the marriage amendment in MN might pull in social conservatives that have otherwise dropped out of politics. A fella can hope, at least!


27 posted on 08/06/2012 7:58:48 PM PDT by keyesguy
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To: Parley Baer

I couldn’t agree more. Virginia is one of the big keys along with Ohio. Based on what I’ve seen, Barry has lost NC and In with no chance of recovery. There are some other very interesting places that are being to slip through his fingers too. By November, I expect a number of polls to call it.


28 posted on 08/06/2012 8:02:02 PM PDT by 103198
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To: ExNewsExSpook
Unfortunately, it all but guarantees and October surprise of the first magnitude, one that likely involves a war with Iran.

Can't see that happening - Obama is a marionette controlled by Valerie Jarrett, ex-Iranian, who will go to any length to avoid antagonizing Iran.


29 posted on 08/06/2012 8:03:07 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: 103198

Whoops...

NC and IN


30 posted on 08/06/2012 8:04:08 PM PDT by 103198
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To: stevem

Was up in New Hampshire for vacation two weeks ago. Granted it was around Lake winni and wolsboro but not a single Obama sign in yards once you got out of Mass. Granted that is area Romney has summer home but still amazed at no Obama.

Pennsylvania and Wisconsin tease but not real confident. I actually think Michigan could be in play. virginia worries me. I really think Ohio and Florida will go Republican. If things stay bad I really could see a Romney electoral win close to Obamas in 2008


31 posted on 08/06/2012 8:04:30 PM PDT by shoedog
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To: shoedog
I truly we'll bring Virginia in. Things are being put in place here. I think Wisconsin is very close. PA is within reach because of a number of factors but will be late in the game if it goes.

I think this will be won by a reasonably large margin.

32 posted on 08/06/2012 8:24:55 PM PDT by 103198
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This information instinctively makes sense to me, because I think that something big is going on and that there is trouble under the Obama campaign's hood as evidenced by Dingy Harry Reid's latest stunt regarding Romney's tax returns.

For him to make such a grandiose, yet baseless, comment reveals that the Dems are desperate and will go to great lengths to make laughable claims, hoping something (anything) will stick.

Reid is lying. To make a grandstand accusation like that and reference an unnamed source is absurd. Probably the White House put Reid in charge of disseminating this lie because it fits his pitiful, stupid personality and character.

33 posted on 08/06/2012 8:45:05 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: MNJohnnie

Every pair of the body politic parts in Minnesota is blue...there are two many people that like that socialism stuff...Much better to get for free what others work for.

We, like our children, are all above average in out ability to get free milk from every cow that passes by.

However, we do sometimes want change...but never to conservatism...more like weirdness just so we don’t get bored on those long winter nights.

Minnesota...the land of the white out weather, and the white hearts and empty heads. Stupid, but honest.


34 posted on 08/06/2012 9:12:10 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Victoria Delsoul

“For him to make such a grandiose, yet baseless, comment reveals that the Dems are desperate”

Especially this early in the campaign.

But I think it’s gonna get worse! Much worse. The pattern can be seen already from what amounts to nothing more than the opening shots from the Obammunists: first the Bain lies and then the Reid lies. Basically, the Obama campaign hasn’t been able to dig up any dirt on Romney, and given that slinging mud is their only hope to avoid change, they’re being reduced to simply making it up.

I think the magnitude of the lies is going to become so obvious to all but the most brain-dead that all Romney needs to do is keep his cool and continue to hammer Obama on his record of economic destruction. If the Obama campaign keeps upping the ante every week regarding the outrageousness of their lies, there’s a very good chance that backlash will set in. For sure, all those starry-eyed naive utes that voted for Obama in droves in 2008 will be start recognizing the clay feet of their hopy changy idol. And he’s probably going to lose a heck of a lot of the few fence-sitters still around. And it’s even possible that some small portion of the left stream media will be unable to stomach such obvious lies. Their economic position is so precarious that even they may come to realize that throwing away their last tiny shred of credibility on a loser like Obama isn’t going to be worth being silenced forever due to bankruptcy.


35 posted on 08/06/2012 9:33:25 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I would be suprised if it wasn't!

The entire nation is sick of Obama.

36 posted on 08/06/2012 10:06:23 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Larry381

McCain didn’t want to be President, he threw the race.


37 posted on 08/06/2012 10:07:22 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Problem with your implication is that this is just as likely to happen to Obama as to mitt, maybe more so.


38 posted on 08/07/2012 3:08:47 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: LS

“Problem with your implication is that this is just as likely to happen to Obama as to mitt, maybe more so.”

My implication is that Soros or the equivalent was purposefully manipulating a crisis to elect Obama.


39 posted on 08/07/2012 7:04:21 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I remember yesterday reading in the Ulsterman Report fwiw, that the Romney campaign had opened up a 12 point lead in their internal polling in a swing state that Romney was supposed to struggle in, they leaked it to the Obama camp and they freaked out. This information from Newsmax may have confirmed that report.

http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/07/31/white-house-insider-how-mitt-romney-mentally-castrated-the-obama-campaign/


40 posted on 08/07/2012 7:51:22 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

“Every pair of the body politic parts in Minnesota is blue...there are two many people that like that socialism stuff...Much better to get for free what others work for.

Minnesota...the land of the white out weather, and the white hearts and empty heads. Stupid, but honest...”

Hey~ MN political maps following the last several Pres. elections show the same pattern of city vs rural as in other places.

It is true that we have a history of losts of outright socialism in the 1930’s which is still lingering in the populace in NE MN, but is beginning to crack up with the Democrats stubborn resistance to all mining interests. The laborers are restless - witness the defeat of James Oberstar in 2010 by Chip Cravaak.

My concern is that the GOP continues to ignore our state and therefore it is hard to overcome the liberal biases of the Twin Cities and Duluth metro areas as well as all the dimwits on our university campuses. Does MN have a higher percentage of universities than average? College professors are hopeless unless they are in the sciences or business/econ subjects.

Central MN GOP is poised to capture every single elective office in the MN House and Senate in Nov. 2012.


41 posted on 08/23/2012 1:53:17 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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