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  • Here Come The Other States

    10/21/2012 9:59:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    DickMorris.com ^ | October 19, 2012 | Dick Morris
    While all national attention is focused — indeed riveted — on the seven to nine swing or battleground states, a major shift is taking place in the rest of the country: Voters are turning off Obama and onto Romney. In the forty states where the Obama campaign has not spread toxic negative ads against Romney, the Republican is gaining by leaps and bounds and will likely carry a bunch of “non-swing” normally blue states. Specifically, Romney is now three points ahead in Pennsylvania, one point behind in Michigan, and only two points behind in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Together, these four...
  • Four years after backing Obama, The Telegraph endorses Mitt Romney for president

    10/31/2012 8:02:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | October 30, 2012 | ERIN PLACE
    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Four years after backing Obama, The Telegraph endorses Mitt Romney for president By ERIN PLACE Staff Writer HUDSON – Four years after endorsing then-Sen. Barack Obama for president, The Telegraph of Nashua has backed the president’s Republican opponent former Gov. Mitt Romney. The newspaper’s editorial board said it did not come to this decision lightly. In Wednesday’s editorial on the endorsement of the former Massachusetts governor, it is revealed there were “several hours of spirited debate” regarding the endorsement. In January, The Telegraph endorsed Romney as the GOP candidate.
  • Early Vote in Ohio, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire and Wisconsin

    It's well known that Ohio is the key, and that Ohio state polls seem not to follow the national trend (Romney should be leading by at least 3-4, no polls showing him better than tie instead). RCP average in 2008 missed the real result in many states by several points (2.1 in Ohio, 2.5 in Indiana, 3 in Pennsylvania, 3.5 in Colorado, 5 in Arizona e 6 in Nevada) so maybe it's just due to the margin of error but it's worrying anyway. Anyway if Romney loses Ohio he has to win Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin and New Hampshire (if he...
  • New Hampshire: Romney 50, Obama 48

    10/24/2012 3:37:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 24, 2012 | Allahpundit
    New from Rasmussen, itÂ’s the second poll in as many days showing Romney up two points in NH. Of the last eight polls taken in the state, he leads in four, is tied in two more, trails by a single point in another, and the last is an outlier. (RasmussenÂ’s last poll of NH, taken eight days ago, had Obama up by a point.) Why should you care about that? Simple: If Ohio doesnÂ’t pan out for Mitt, his lone remaining path to the presidency may well be hitting an exacta with New Hampshire and Wisconsin. If he wins Florida,...
  • Mitt Romney pushes into battle ground states of PA and NH weeks before presidential election

    10/20/2012 1:34:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 70 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Saturday, October 20, 2012, 3:28 PM | Jonathan Lemire
    Anxious to find the right combination of states to win the Electoral College, Mitt Romney’s campaign pushed Saturday into battlegrounds it had largely avoided. The Republicans forged into the swing states of Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, which the GOP had previously appeared resigned to ceding to President Obama. Paul Ryan, Romney’s running mate, ripped Obama’s energy policy to a crowd at the Pittsburgh International Airport. "Gas prices are more than double what they were four years ago - who knows what they're going to be if he got four more years," Ryan said. "Not only are these policies wrong, they...cost...
  • Poll: Romney now leads by one in New Hampshire — and Iowa

    10/19/2012 6:36:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 19, 2012 | Allahpundi
    Yes, yes, I know, this comes from Kos’s pollster. What can I say? If the left can cling bitterly to Rasmussen as a bulwark against terrible numbers from Gallup, I can cling to this. RCP’s average already had New Hampshire within a point so the new PPP number there isn’t news. The Iowa number is. This is the first poll in a month showing Romney ahead in the state, notwithstanding his blockbuster debate two weeks ago. NBC’s poll last night, in fact, had O up by eight points in Iowa, a ridiculous figure given that Obama’s worried enough to have...
  • ON THE GROUND IN SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE

    10/19/2012 8:59:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/19/2012 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    One of our long-time readers, who lives in Massachusetts, has been campaigning for Mitt Romney and Republican congressional candidates in Southern New Hampshire. His efforts include door-to-door visits of voters.The first report he sent me was not upbeat. He found little enthusiasm, whether measured by yard signs or reaction to his door-to-door campaigning, for either side.But that was before the first presidential debate. At the beginning of this week, but before the second debate, he sent a much more encouraging report, excerpts of which I would like to share: I was door to door again in Nashua. Things are...
  • Obama’s New Firewall: Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada(goodbye N Carolina, Va, Florida)

    10/17/2012 5:46:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | October 17, 2012 5:05 P.M | By Jim Geraghty
    Long Island was the electoral map has narrowed and Obama’s team, while conceding nothing publicly, is circling the wagons around Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. Plouffe said that Obama remains strong in all four states, but he would not discuss the specifics of internal polling or voter-contact analytics, saying only that Obama has “significant leads” in all four places. It is uncharacteristic of Team Obama to concede any terrain, but Plouffe offered no such assurances about Obama’s position in North Carolina, Virginia, or Florida. Romney advisers have seen big gains in all three states and now consider wins likely,...
  • CDC says another 19 people diagnosed with meningitis in U.S. outbreak (over 230 cases now)

    10/16/2012 4:49:34 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    Another 19 people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis linked to possibly tainted vials of a steroid medication, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 231. The CDC said there were two additional cases of infection in joints after a steroid injection but these were not confirmed as meningitis, bringing the total of infections nationwide to 233. The death toll from the unprecedented outbreak was unchanged at 15, the CDC said.
  • New Hampshire Public Radio Edits Debate Tape to Favor the Democrat

    10/15/2012 6:59:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/15/2012 | Mike Johnson
    New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) conducted a gubernatorial debate on 19 September 2012. One of the questions had to do with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), an effort to limit greenhouse gases by auctioning CO2 allowances (sounds like cap and trade to me). Republican Ovide Lamontagne favors repeal of RGGI, while Democrat Maggie Hassan favors keeping it. Watch and listen to their answers at about 32 minutes into the debate. They are in a lightning round, with a ten-second limit to answers. Ms. Hassan's answer, from the previously linked video, follows: ***** "I was proud to be a sponsor...
  • New Hampshire (Romney 50%, Obama 46%)

    10/12/2012 8:36:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    American Research Group ^ | October 12, 2012
    Interview dates: October 9-11, 2012 Sample size: 600 likely voters Margin of error: ± 4 percentage points, 95% of the time Question wording and responses: If the general election were being held today between Barack Obama for president and Joe Biden for vice president, the Democrats, and Mitt Romney for president and Paul Ryan for vice president, the Republicans, for whom would you vote - Obama and Biden or Romney and Ryan (names rotated), or someone else? New Hampshire Obama Romney Other Undecided Likely voters 46% 50% 1% 3% Democrats (29%) 94% 3% - 3% Republicans (35%) 6% 92% -...
  • New Hampshire Resident: ‘Obama Couldn’t Run A Lemonade Stand’

    10/05/2012 10:09:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    BERLIN, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney is a part-time resident of this tiny state, and his fiscally conservative, socially moderate tenure as governor of neighboring Massachusetts once seemed a good match for New Hampshire’s independent and libertarian-leaning electorate. Yet, Romney trails President Barack Obama in polls here, as he does in most other presidential battlegrounds, despite spending considerable time and money to lock up the state’s four Electoral College votes...
  • NH school board member looking to ban football

    10/03/2012 4:02:11 AM PDT · by massmike · 46 replies
    myfoxboston.com ^ | 10/03/2012 | n/a
    A school board member in one New Hampshire city is looking to bring an end to the high school's football program. In a meeting on Monday, Paul Butler, a retired physician and member of the Dover School Board, claimed that trying to stop football both at the high school and throughout Dover was the "moral" and "ethical" thing to do in light of recent studies on the sport's impact on overall health and well-being. Butler reportedly cited literature that draws a connection between concussions incurred during football and long-term cognitive impacts in his argument. The former physician also claims that...
  • Shea-Porter says New Hampshire needs to be saved from ‘tea party’ Republicans

    09/27/2012 10:38:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Nashua Telegraph ^ | September 28, 2012 | Jake Berry
    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in an occasional series of stories based on meetings between The Telegraph editorial board and candidates running for federal and state offices in the Nov. 6 general election. The first time former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter ran for office, she had just returned from New Orleans soon after Hurricane Katrina, where she found people struggling and abandoned by their government. Now, six years later, she worries Congress is heading down the same road. “In 2006, I said the poor have fallen and the middle class are stumbling, and it has not gotten easier,” Shea-Porter, who...
  • Jury clears NH man of felony pot charge, use was part of Rastafarian religion

    09/19/2012 10:52:28 AM PDT · by AlmaKing · 17 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | 9-18-12 | MARK HAYWARD
    A Belknap County Superior Court jury cleared a Barnstead resident of a felony drug charge last week, siding with a defense lawyer who encouraged the jury to nullify the verdict on the grounds that the marijuana use was part of his Rastafarian religion. The decision on Thursday cleared Doug Darrell, 59, a piano tuner and woodworker, of manufacture of marijuana, a Class B felony that carries a maximum prison sentence of 3 1/2 to seven years. Under the principle of jury nullification, a jury can find a defendant innocent, even if prosecutors have proved guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. “It's...
  • Election 2012: New Hampshire President New Hampshire: Romney 48%, Obama 45%

    09/19/2012 7:36:33 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 108 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 19 September 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mitt Romney has now taken the lead in the swing state of New Hampshire. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in New Hampshire shows Romney with 48% support to President Obama’s 45%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Belmont woman delivers baby at NH Motor Speedway

    09/16/2012 1:36:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    WMUR Channel 9 New Hampshire ^ | September 16, 2012
    LOUDON, N.H. — New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials said a baby girl was born early Friday at their facility. The girl’s birth is the first in the track’s history.
  • Romney campaign releases ads for 8 battleground states (CO, FL, IA, NV, NH, NC, OH, and VA)

    09/07/2012 5:34:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | September 7, 2012 | Gregory Wallace
    Less than an hour after President Barack Obama had stepped off of the Democratic National Convention stage, Republican challenger Mitt Romney's campaign announced 15 new, state-specific television advertisements which the campaign says will run in 8 battlegrounds. A week ago, Romney was officially made the Republican Party's presidential nominee, granting him access to a substantial war chest set aside for the general election. His campaign largely stayed off of television during the Democratic National Convention, which concluded after Obama's speech on Thursday. --snip-- Now that Romney has officially been named the GOP nominee his campaign will get its hands on...
  • University of Colorado model predicts Romney win in November

    08/22/2012 5:53:53 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 Aug 2012 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — A University of Colorado economic model that has correctly predicted the last eight presidential elections shows Mitt Romney emerging as the victor in 2012. Ken Bickers, professor of political science at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Michael Berry, political science professor at the University of Colorado Denver, announced Wednesday that their state-by-state analysis shows the Republican capturing a majority of electoral votes. "Based on our forecasting model, it becomes clear that the president is in electoral trouble," said Mr. Bickers, who also serves as director of the CU in DC Internship Program. The results show President Obama...
  • Academic model: Romney will take 52.9% of the vote, 320 electoral votes

    08/22/2012 6:01:28 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 83 replies
    HotAir ^ | 08/22/2012 | Allahpundit
    Three reasons why: Economy, economy, economy. Supposedly, the model’s been accurate to within 20 or so electoral votes in every election since 1980. Dude? Using a state-by-state analysis of unemployment and per-capita income, academics Kenneth Bickers and Michael Berry of the University of Colorado project that Romney will win 52.9% of the popular vote and 320 electoral votes. The political scientists discuss their findings here. Their forecast suggests that President Obama will lose in almost all of the swing states, including North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida… Bickers said much of the polling thus...