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  • Tracking Ohio’s absentee ballot requests (A good measure of voter enthusiasm in key swing state)

    09/28/2012 7:08:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | 09/28/2012 | Moe Lane
    We[**] got a guy out there doing just that, and the link to his spreadsheet is here.Executive summary: the process is ongoing, and whatÂ’s being tracked are absentee/early ballot REQUESTS, not turned-in ballots. So itÂ’s not telling us whoÂ’s ahead in Ohio; itÂ’s merely telling us what we know of which partyÂ’s members are asking for ballots. In other words, itÂ’s a possible measure of voter enthusiasm in Ohio. SoÂ… 2012 2008 % of 2008 Total 601208 740725 81% Democrat 177155 288270 61% Republican 145560 144300 101% Cuyahoga 159572 231497 69% D Cuyahoga 86274 119891 72% R Cuyahoga 38134 35067...
  • It's Over

    09/28/2012 6:52:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2012 | William L. Gensert
    Give up -- Barack Obama has won. With the election only weeks away, it is clear from recent swing state polling that Mitt Romney has lost this election. According to the Quinnipiac numbers, in the battleground states of Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania, the president is ahead by 10%, 9% and 12%, respectively. Romney can't win. Just ask any journalist or newscaster. He is toast -- stick a fork in him. Bull... If anything, the closer we get to Election Day, the more apparent it is that Obama is not only losing, but losing big. The Obama campaign, and by "campaign"...
  • Freep a Poll! (Toledo Blade. how important are Pres. debates to your vote in November?)

    09/28/2012 6:44:53 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies ^ | 9-28-12 | Toledo Blade
    How important are the presidential debates to your election-day decision? A Make or break my vote I've made up my mind
  • Tracking Ohio’s absentee ballot requests--THE POLLS ALL WRONG--AWESOME NUMBERS

    09/28/2012 3:56:03 PM PDT · by GilGil · 146 replies
    RedState ^ | 09-28-2012 | Moe Lane
    The current narrative that Ohioan Democratic voters are as enthusiastic about voting in 2012 as they were in 2008.
  • Data Points-Hugh Hewitt

    09/28/2012 3:52:21 PM PDT · by Signalman · 29 replies
    Self | 9/28/2012 | Self
    Hugh Hewitt just stated, on his show, the following: In 2008, GOP voters requested a total of 144,300 absentee ballots. As of today, with 39 days left to go to the election, GOP voters in OH have already requested 145,400 absentee ballots, about a 1% gain. In 2008 Democrat voters requested 288,270 absentee ballots. As of today, Democrat voters have requested 177,000 absentee ballots. A drop of 38.5% Voter Registration: Voter registration in Ohio is down 490,000. 44% of that drop is in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, Democrat strongholds. Ohio is going Romney.
  • Remember The Day When Independents "Decided The Election"???

    09/28/2012 2:53:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Arizona Newszap ^ | September 27, 2012 | Dustin Hawkins
    In 2008 and 2010 that is all we heard, Independents, Independents, Independents.... How many times did we hear "It's the Independents that decide the election". Remember that?? Well look how that's changed today. But oddly enough, we don't hear anything about the oh-so valuable "Independents" from the National NotWorks about it. Is Obama really "running away" with this election like they keep trying to portray or "running from it"??? Hmmm.... If Independents decide the elections, these numbers look like Obama's going to get another shellacking. Media Ignore Independents' Swing Toward Romneyby Dustin Hawkins September 27, 2012 Not long ago, Independents...
  • Update: OH Absentees (looking good)

    09/28/2012 7:40:27 AM PDT · by LS · 87 replies
    Jay Cost's spreadsheet on OH early/absentee voters ^ | 9/28/2012 | LS (courtesy of Jay Cost)
    Two updates today by Jay: Cuyahoga (heavily Dem Cleveland) county is STILL underperforming, coming in at 6% under 2008 levels. Hamilton (Cincinnati) is just under 2:1 Rs, a net gain of just under 7 points for the Republicans over 08. Franklin (Columbus) which went for Obama by 21(!) shows a very small but steadily increasing R lead in total votes (+5893) for a significant swing (+9 over 08 absentees, +26 overall for Rs). Summit (near Cleveland, went for Obama by just under 18 points) now has a 5.5% lead for Ds and Rs within 1200 votes of actually taking the...
  • Drop in Ohio voter registration, especially in Dem strongholds, mirrors nationwide trend

    09/27/2012 6:49:56 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 27, 2012 | Doug McKelway
    September 27, 2012 Drop in Ohio voter registration, especially in Dem strongholds, mirrors nationwide trend Doug mcKelway "Don't boo, vote," President Obama often says in his stump speech whenever crowds boo a Romney plan. The off-hand call to vote may be by design. It comes amid a precipitous decline in Democratic voter registration in key swing states -- nowhere more apparent than in Ohio. Voter registration in the Buckeye State is down by 490,000 people from 4 years ago. Of that reduction,. 44 percent is in Cleveland and surrounding Cuyahoga County, where Democrats outnumber Republicans more than two to one....
  • James Zogby: Arab American Voters 'Overwhelmingly' Support Obama

    09/27/2012 3:58:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 27, 2012 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
    Prominent Middle East expert Dr. James Zogby tells Newsmax that President Obama is polling about 18 percent below his 2008 numbers among Arab-American voters. But those Arab-Americans who are Muslims now “overwhelmingly” support the Democratic candidate compared to four years ago, he adds. Zogby also discloses that Arab-Americans across the board consider jobs and the economy as the most important issue in this year’s elections. Zogby is founder and president of the Arab American Institute, a Washington, D.C.–based organization that serves as a political and policy research arm of the Arab-American community, and author of the book “Arab Voices: What...
  • Screaming Obama supporter: Vote for Obama because he gives out free phones

    09/27/2012 1:45:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 27, 2012 | Joe Newby
    On Wednesday, an enthusiastic Obama supporter protesting Mitt Romney near Cleveland, Ohio, explained why she is voting for the president. “Everybody in Cleveland, low minorities, got Obama phone. Keep Obama in president, you know. He gave us a phone, he gonna do more (sic),” the unidentified Obama supporter said in a video posted to YouTube. When asked how the President gave her a phone, she explained that all she had to do was sign up for it. "You sign up! If you on food stamps, you on social security, you got low income, you disability...,” she explained. The video cut...
  • What Do White Ohio Voters REALLY Want From A President?

    BRIDGEPORT, Ohio — To look at Ohio is to glimpse America in a nutshell – a state full of places where laborers, truck drivers, cooks, store clerks and business owners form the backbone of small-town life. Places where the deli cashes checks, cars and trucks are “vehicles” and the NFL takes a back seat to high-school football. It also is a place where presidents are made. No candidate has won without Ohio’s 18 electoral votes since John F. Kennedy in 1960. Barack Obama won here in 2008 by about 260,000 votes, 52 percent to 47 percent. That’s why Ohio’s white,...
  • Obama: "We Are Not As Divided As Our Politics Suggest"

    09/27/2012 4:33:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies ^ | September 27, 2012 | Posted By Ian Schwartz
    "I still believe that we are not as divided as our politics suggest. I still believe that we have more in common than the pundits tell us," President Obama said at a campaign event in Ohio this evening.
  • With Superior Ground Operations, Obama Widens His Lead In Ohio [Obama with 10-Point Lead?]

    09/26/2012 10:37:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 50 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 26, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    With Superior Ground Operations, Obama Widens His Lead In Ohio By Holly Bailey, Yahoo! News BEDFORD HEIGHTS, Ohio—For Mitt Romney's campaign, the location was nothing more than a friendly business that had agreed to host a rally to promote the candidate's policies toward small businesses and manufacturing. But it was hard not to view Romney's midday appearance at American Spring Wire, a company that makes wire that bounces back into place, as a possible metaphor for the candidate's electoral hopes in this crucial swing state. "It goes right back to where it started," Romney told a crowd of several hundred...
  • Romney Stops Pulling Punches

    09/26/2012 11:37:41 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 48 replies
    FOX News ^ | 09/26/2012 | Chris Stirewalt
    Whatever Democratic skew may exist in the public polling on the presidential race, there’s no question about the current trajectory of the 2012 campaign: Republican Mitt Romney, who has steadily trailed by a small margin, is losing ground. Conservatives and the Romney campaign may say that the swing state polls which shows a widening lead for Obama are out of whack, but the trend is unmistakable. A month ago in must-win Ohio, Romney trailed in the Quinnipiac University poll commissioned by the New York Times and CBS News by 6 points. It’s now 10 points. Polls may not be predictive,...
  • Paul Ryan Buys Daughter Camouflage in Ohio

    09/25/2012 1:12:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 25, 2012 | John Parkinson
    FOREST PARK, Ohio — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, an avid hunter and outdoorsman, is preparing for some father-daughter bonding later this fall. Ryan, who is in the midst of a bus tour through Ohio, shopped at Outdoor World with his brother Tobin for about 15 minutes and bought his 10-year-old daughter, Liza, camouflage clothing. He told reporters he plans to take her deer hunting this fall in Wisconsin and Oklahoma, where his wife’s family resides. “She’s going to get to go hunting this year for the first time,” Ryan said. “She’s 10 years old, so she can hunt...
  • Battleground Ohio Poll. Obama with a Razor Thin Lead (Obama 45.2% Romney 44.3%)

    09/25/2012 12:58:11 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 72 replies
    Gravis Polling ^ | 09/24/2012 | Staff
    Gravis Marketing has conducted a poll of likely voters in the State of Ohio. The questions covered the presidential and senate elections. We show President Barack Obama at 45.2% and Governor Mitt Romney at 44.3%. The Senate race shows Senator Brown with a 3.9% lead over Josh Mandel. Multiple Ohio polls have been released in the last week, all showing President Obama with a lead. The lead ranges anywhere from 7% with Fox News, while Rasmussen and ARG have Obama with a 1% point lead, similar to the poll that we conducted. One thing that stood out in this poll:...
  • Ohio: Mandel Pulls Within One in Senate Race

    09/25/2012 12:19:03 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 16 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/25/2012 | Matthew
    Josh Mandel doesn't know how to quit. The State Treasurer, who turns 35 in two days, is a man to be respected, even at his young age. The Marine Corps veteran spent eight years in the military, including two tours in Iraq. As a City Councilman he pushed tax reformed and knocked on almost 20,000 doors in his campaign for the Ohio House of Representatives. Elected as Treasurer in 2010 by 14 points, he is now taking on Sherrod Brown, one of the most liberal members of the Senate. Coming from a large deficit, Mandel is only down by one....
  • WaPo polls: Obama up in OH, FL (D/R/I is 37/30/30 in Ohio. D/R/I 33/32/31 in Florida)

    09/25/2012 12:04:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/25/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The bad news: new Washington Post polls of likely voters in Ohio and Florida show Barack Obama leading both key swing states, and outside the margin of error in Ohio. The good news? Er ... at some point, the replacement officials will get the boot from the NFL. No, seriously, the polls don't have a lot of good news, but the sample skew in Ohio might be a somewhat mitigating factor: President Obama has grabbed a significant lead over Mitt Romney in Ohio and holds a slender edge in Florida, according to two new polls by the Washington Post that...
  • US election 2012: Jack Nicklaus teeing off for Mitt Romney (Homestate of Ohio)

    09/25/2012 10:37:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 25, 2012
    Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus will seek to help Mitt Romney stay on par in his quest for the White House, as he campaigns with the Republican nominee on Wednesday in Ohio. Beginning on Tuesday, Romney will spend two days on a bus tour in the battleground Midwestern state, refocusing his efforts on retail campaigning in the six weeks before the November 6 presidential election. Romney routinely brings surrogates on the road with him, but an icon like Nicklaus, who holds the record for most major golf tournament victories and is widely regarded as the greatest golfer ever, adds sporting star...
  • Ohio Jew Tossed Out of Sen. Brown Event for Asking about J Street Funding

    09/22/2012 6:46:56 PM PDT · by Zionista Feminista · 21 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | September 22, 2012 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    In what originally was supposed to be a slam dunk, US Senator Sherrod Brown’s race for reelection in Ohio against the youthful Republican Josh Mandell may instead be turning into a squeaker, and Brown is none too happy about it. Brown originally had as much as a 17 percentage point lead, but according to a report in Bloomberg, several polls last month showed the race to be deadlocked. Mandell claims the race has become intense because Ohioans are increasingly turned off by the “ultra-liberal, hyper-partisan” Brown, while Brown claims that millions of dollars in negative ads have been run against...
  • Report: More than 200 coal-fired generators slated for shutdown

    09/22/2012 9:29:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Sept. 21, 2012 | Michael Bastasch
    Within the next three to five years, more than 200 coal-fired electric generating units will be shut down across 25 states due to EPA regulations and factors including cheap natural gas, according to a new report by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE). “This is further evidence that EPA is waging a war on coal, and a war on affordable electricity prices and jobs. EPA continues to ignore the damage that its new regulations are causing to the U.S. economy and to states that depend on coal for jobs and affordable electricity,” said Mike Duncan, president and CEO...
  • Mike Duncan: Undecided Voters Will Choose Romney Late in Campaign

    09/21/2012 10:52:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 21, 2012 | Jim Meyers and John Bachman
    Mike Duncan, chairman of the powerful super PAC American Crossroads, tells Newsmax.TV that undecided voters will make up their minds late in the campaign and elect Mitt Romney as the next president. He also says he is confident that Republicans will retain control of the House and are within “striking distance” of winning the Senate. (VIDEO AT LINK) Duncan served as the chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2007 to 2009, and on the campaigns of five presidents. He is also the president and CEO of American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. His political action committee American Crossroads, backed...
  • In a Tight Race, Obama Draws on the Levers of His Power

    09/20/2012 12:01:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 19, 2012 | Peter Baker and Eric Lipton
    For months, government lawyers and economists worked behind the scenes to develop a trade case against China. Then last month came a eureka moment: They confirmed the existence of a Chinese subsidy program for automobiles and parts that in their view violated international trade rules. They finished a complaint, circulated it among agencies and proposed a time frame for filing. That’s when President Obama’s political team took over, providing a textbook example of how an incumbent can harness the power of the office to bolster the case for re-election. Rather than leave it to the trade office to announce the...
  • Inmate Claims to be Too Fat to be Executed

    09/19/2012 1:54:11 AM PDT · by SoCal SoCon · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 September 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A condemned Ohio inmate who weighs at least 480 pounds wants his upcoming execution delayed, saying his weight could lead to a 'torturous and lingering death.' Ronald Post, who shot and killed a hotel clerk in northern Ohio almost 30 years ago, said his weight, vein access, scar tissue and other medical problems raise the likelihood his executioners would encounter severe problems. He's also so big that the execution gurney might not hold him, lawyers for Post said in federal court papers filed on Friday. Read more:
  • Churches continue to disband, merge

    09/19/2012 5:57:03 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 20 replies
    Springfield News-Sun ^ | September 18, 2012 | Mark Fahey
    A local church will close its doors after a final worship service on Sept. 30, less than two years away from its 100th anniversary. Oakland Presbyterian will join at least 28 other mainline protestant churches that have been disbanded or consolidated in Clark County since 1980, according to data from the Association of Religious Data Archives. The loss of mainline protestant congregations in Clark County mirrors trends at the national level, where rolls dropped by more than 7 million members between 1980 and 2010. Gloria Sesslar has been a member of the Oakland congregation since 1980. She said many current...
  • Sherrod Brown's Job-Killing Energy Policies: Bad for Ohio, Bad for America

    09/17/2012 1:13:05 PM PDT · by 92nina · 1 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-09-12 | Joshua Culling
    Gas prices are on the rise again in Ohio, squeezing family budgets even tighter as the economy fights headwinds from D.C. in its attempt to recover. It’s time to take a hard look at Sen. Sherrod Brown’s long record of opposing energy policies that promote job creation and affordable energy across the country. Here’s a breakdown of Sherrod Brown’s votes for the radical environmental lobby, and against American families and job creators: Keystone Pipeline: Not only did Brown vote against approval of the Keystone XL pipeline; he voted for an amendment that would have prohibited the export of crude oil...
  • US election 2012: the battleground of Dunkirk, Ohio

    09/17/2012 11:26:01 AM PDT · by 1066AD · 5 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9/16/2012 | Peter Foster
    On US Highway 68, down the road from an empty factory site and table-flat corn fields sits a windswept, one-street town called Dunkirk, Ohio. There is a church, a café, a bar, a fire station and a population of about 875 people who are feeling the cold winds of global economic change. It is Saturday morning and in Dunkirk's tiny, one-chair barbershop, a group of middle-aged men have gathered to chew the political fat. It's the kind of crowd that usually can't agree on the time of day, but Republicans, Democrats and undecided voters are unanimous: the US economy is...
  • Vote fraud alert: One out of five registered Ohio voters is bogus

    09/17/2012 8:30:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 17, 2012 | John Hayward
    Vote fraud is no big deal, right? It hardly ever happens. It’s so rare that it’s not even worth discussing. Anyone who claims to take the integrity of our ballots seriously is cynically exploiting phantom fears for the purpose of suppressing the Democrat-loving minority vote. To keep that silly narrative alive, it’s important not to read the Sunday edition of the Columbus Dispatch, in which readers were informed that “more than one out of every five registered Ohio voters is probably ineligible to vote.” Furthermore, “in two counties, the number of registered voters actually exceeds the voting age population: Northwestern...
  • Glenn reveals TheBlaze Action Center at FreePAC Bootcamp in Ohio (powerful mojo magic)

    09/16/2012 7:30:13 PM PDT · by Kolath · 20 replies ^ | 9/15/2012 | Kolath
    On Saturday, Glenn was the keynote speaker at the FreedomWorks FreePac Bootcamp event in Cincinnati, Ohio where unveiled the new Action Center on The Action Center, working in conjunction with FreedomWorks, will allow readers of TheBlaze to easily take action on important news items by connecting them with their elected officials. During the event, Glenn explained that for years the mainstream media had been ignoring and misrepresenting the biggest story in politics – the rise of the Tea Party and other advocates of small government. Every day, the experts in the media decide to push opinion as fact. They...
  • Browns vs Bengals: 5 Things We Learned from Cleveland's Performance

    09/16/2012 3:18:12 PM PDT · by mylife · 25 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 9/16/12 | David DeWitt
    The Cleveland Browns' 34-27 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday carried a lot of lessons for this young team, some positive and others maddeningly predictable. The Browns' two key rookies, QB Brandon Weeden and RB Trent Richardson, showed marked improvement in their second outing, giving a much-needed boost to an offense that floundered last week against Philadelphia. But the absence of CB Joe Haden on the defense allowed the Bengals to pick on the Browns' young secondary. Combined with mental lapses, poor tackling and heavy penalties, the Browns just couldn't keep up. Here are five lessons from the Week 2...
  • Josh Mandel Wants to be a Senator. If Only He Could Get His In-laws to Donate. (OH Senate Race)

    09/16/2012 4:04:05 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 11 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 9/14/2012 | Eliza Gray
    Josh Mandel, the 34-year-old Ohio State Treasurer and Republican Senate candidate, is a nice Jewish boy from a nice Jewish family. (snip) For Republicans, this is all very good news. Real Clear Politics recently placed Democratic incumbent, Sherrod Brown, ahead of Mandel by a measly three points. Though Ohio’s 150,000 Jewish voters make up just 1.3 percent of the state’s electorate, they are a crucial part of the Democratic base. (Brown won 78 percent of the Jewish vote in 2006.) If Republicans shave off even just a small portion of those votes, it would be, in the words of Matt...
  • Ohio Man Aids Same Stranger Twice in Eight Years (Good Samaritan)

    09/15/2012 3:44:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 13, 2012 | Matthew Jaffe
    In a turn of events described as “miraculous,” an Ohio man helped the same stranger twice in the span of eight years, most recently in a potentially deadly situation last weekend.
  • F. Chuck Todd Doubts the Polls

    09/14/2012 6:28:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Excellence in Broadcasting Network ^ | September 14, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I got this last night. Wall Street Journal, NBC poll. And it was depressing, folks. You know what it was? I don't have it right in front of me, but I remember it. In essence, it said it's over in Virginia, Florida, and Ohio for Romney. The latest NBC News/Washington Post poll has shown that President Obama has pulled ahead in these three swing states to the point that if Romney's to have any chance whatsoever he's going to have to convince Obama voters to vote for him because the undecideds have already made up their minds....
  • Obama Holds Lead In 3 Key States

    09/14/2012 6:04:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | September 14, 2012 | NEIL KING JR. And DANNY YADRON
    BY NEIL KING JR. With few voters still on the fence, President Barack Obama holds leads over Mitt Romney in new polls of Ohio, Florida and Virginia, three of the states likely to determine who wins the White House in November. Mr. Obama has fought Mr. Romney to a draw on the question of which candidate is best equipped to grapple with the economy, the new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist Poll surveys suggest. Mr. Romney's campaign is built largely on an argument that he can best reinvigorate the economy. Among likely voters, Mr. Obama leads Mr. Romney by seven percentage...
  • Ohio: Obama - 47, Romney - 46 (Rasmussen)

    09/14/2012 6:38:47 AM PDT · by The G Man · 35 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 9/14/12 | Scott Rasmussen
    President Obama and Mitt Romney continue to run nearly dead even in the key swing state of Ohio. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters shows the president earning 47% support to Romney’s 46%. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, and another three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • (Better News in this story): Ohio Is Neck and Neck

    09/13/2012 6:21:29 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 10 replies ^ | 13 Sep 2012 | William Bigelow
    Two new polls indicate that contrary to the media hype, Ohio is now a toss-up between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. The American Research poll, conducted between September 10-12, showed Obama ahead 47% to 46%. The latest Rasmussen poll shows exactly the same numbers. There are positive subtexts for Romney in both polls. In the American Research poll, independents favored Romney by a whopping margin, 53% to 37%. This bodes well for Romney with those who remain undecided. In the Rasmussen poll, voters said they trusted Romney on the economy more, which will ultimately prove pivotal, but the biggest edge...
  • If Romney loses Ohio, Obama wins big (Barf alert!!!)

    09/12/2012 12:41:53 PM PDT · by Justaham · 24 replies ^ | 9/12/12 | Rick Klein, Amy Walter, Richard Coolidge & Sherisse Pham
    For all the talk of polls, and where President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney stand nationally, the 2012 presidential election will be decided in eight battleground states: Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Florida. The current state of the electoral college map must be a difficult one for Romney to look at -- all eight of those swing states voted for Obama four years ago. When you zoom in a bit, little Ohio is just enormous in 2012. If Ohio's 18 electoral votes go to Obama, it would be almost impossible for Romney to win; if he...
  • VA POLL. Romney leads Obama, Allen (R) leads Kaine (D) --9/8-9, LVs

    09/11/2012 4:17:09 PM PDT · by tellw · 22 replies
    LurayPage Free Press ^ | 9/11/2012 | anonymous
    A poll from Gravis Marketing and Capitol Correspondent released on Tuesday gives Republican Mitt Romney a five-point lead over Democrat Barack Obama in the Virginia presidential race, and also gives GOP Senate candidate George Allen a five-point lead over Democrat Tim Kaine. The poll differs significantly from recent polling in both races that had consistently given Obama a small lead over Romney for president and had the Kaine-Allen race a virtual deadlock. Gravis Marketing, in a press release on its poll, reported that it had polled Virginia in August and had measured a 44 percent-to-40 percent lead for Obama in...
  • Tea Party Rally at Joe Biden Event in S.W. Ohio

    09/09/2012 7:28:01 PM PDT · by timestax · 87 replies
    September 9, 2012 | timestax
    Vice President Biden rolled into Milford, Ohio, Sunday,September 9, to speak at public Milford High School to a crowd of about 200 Democrats in the school cafeteria. The TEA PARTY was there to meet him, and his followers.
  • Social Issues Hold Sway Over Ohio's Black Voters

    09/09/2012 7:23:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KCUR-FM ^ | September 8, 2012 | Allison Keyes
    Transcript GUY RAZ, HOST: In 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama won nearly all the African-American vote. And this year, a recent poll found that less than 1 percent of black voters will back Mitt Romney. But in Ohio, as NPR's Allison Keyes found out, some black voters are agonizing over whether to vote in November at all. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) ALLISON KEYES, BYLINE: The choir rehearses on Saturdays at Friendship Baptist Church in Girard, Ohio. It's a town of 10,000, and Friendship Baptist is a small, friendly-looking building that was once a private home. Girard was good to candidate Obama in...
  • Biden Narrowly Escapes Getting His Dumb *** Kicked After Flirting w/ Buckeye Biker Broads

    09/09/2012 2:23:41 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 50 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 9, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Plugs gettin the stink-eye in Ohio
  • Just Found in the Ole Storage Room...

    09/09/2012 8:47:24 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 9, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This 2.5" campaign button was handed to me  at the door of the BGSU auditorium in 1984... Following that Bowling Green, Ohio appearance, I had the good fortune of seeing the Gipper up-close the very next day: after catching word that he was about to make a whistle-stop tour appearance on the historic Pullman car Ferdinand Magellan at Ohio Rt. 25 up in nearby Perrysburg, the boys piled in my '75 Firebird Formula and we roared up there in time to see Reagan from just 50-75 yards away. The President was dynamite, too- he owned the crowd. After famously asking...
  • President Barack Obama is being disrespected because he’s black (It gets even better...)

    09/07/2012 10:07:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Canton Repository ^ | September 7, 2012 | Eddie Shell
    In response to the Sept. 1 letter “Color of your skin still matters in this country”: How right the writer is. Remember President Obama’s State of the Union address when a legislator shouted out “You lie!”? I am 59 years old and have never seen any president so disrespected. How about the tea party’s “we want our country back”? That’s blatant racism. Remember Donald Trump leading the Republican primary? He forced Obama to show his birth certificate again. Trump had no intention of running for president. He doesn’t want his business dealings to be scrutinized. No one can say where...
  • 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...
  • Romney cedes Ohio TV airwaves to Obama (at least for now)

    09/06/2012 12:24:41 PM PDT · by HenryArmitage · 67 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 6, 2012 | Michael Finnegan
    CLEVELAND — If you switched on a television in northern Ohio this week, chances are you saw an ad for President Obama’s reelection campaign. Or two. Or three. Over and over again. Mitt Romney? Nothing. Obama’s Republican challenger has spent much of the summer racing around the country gathering campaign donations to pay for advertising. And the legal restraints that kept him from spending money raised for the general election were lifted a week ago, when the party officially nominated him for president. Yet for reasons that his advisors declined to discuss, Romney has ceded the advertising airwaves to Obama...
  • Campaigning in college classes is inappropriate: George W. Dent Jr. (OSU prof pimps Hussein)

    09/05/2012 2:49:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Cleveland ^ | 9/01/12
    Campaigning in college classes is inappropriate: George W. Dent Jr.Published: Saturday, September 01, 2012, 9:05 AM By Plain Dealer guest columnist The Plain Dealer **SNIP** Recently a memorandum was sent by Professor Brian McHale to all instructors in the English Department at Ohio State University. The memorandum states that McHale, a distinguished professor of humanities, had "been in touch with a couple of organizers for the Obama campaign, who have asked me to pass along to all of you a request for access to your classes" in order to "make a pitch to your students about registering to vote." It...
  • Catholic university includes ‘homosexuality’ in course on ‘deviant behavior’

    09/04/2012 1:23:13 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 35 replies
    LGBTQNation ^ | Sep 4 2012 | Staff
    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — A group of gay university alumni and allies is challenging the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, over its inclusion of homosexuality in its course on “deviant behavior.” The group, Gay Alumni and Allies of Catholic Universities, said that Franciscan University, a conservative Catholic institution on the Ohio-West Virginia border, is “contributing” to a “culture of hate and ignorance” by teaching “ideological falsehoods in the classroom rather than solid, proven research and evidence.” But according to the University, the principles of academic freedom apply to the course and that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.” At issue is this...
  • The Frostop Drive-In Restaurant

    09/03/2012 3:25:41 PM PDT · by djone · 12 replies
    "The first Frostop Root Beer stand opened in Springfield, OH in 1926. The company expanded nationwide, reaching over 100 locations by 1958".-- At the time if you wanted to hang out or take your girl for a bite you went to the Frostop Drive In ! A tray on the window, big frosty glass mug of cold rootbeer and the best chili dog I ever ate... so good that I don't know what else was on the menu, I never looked. The best cars in town were there and the cutest girls.....
  • Senate 2012 Outlook (Prospect for GOP gains is solid. But Republican control looks less likely)

    04/02/2012 6:51:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/02/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    A Republican-controlled Senate in 2012 looks less likely than it did a few weeks ago, but the prospect for GOP gains is still quite solid. Of the 33 Senate seats up for grabs this cycle, seven are occupied by Democrats or Democrat-leaning independents who are not seeking reelection, three are occupied by Republicans who are not seeking reelection, 16 are occupied by Democrats seeking reelection, and seven are occupied by Republicans seeking reelection. This is the class of senators last elected in 2006, a midterm election that almost could not have gone worse for the GOP. A few recent developments...
  • Obama Zeroes In On Colleges In Swing States

    09/02/2012 6:09:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    WIBW-TV / CBS News ^ | September 2, 2012 | Chelsey Moran
    BOULDER, Colo. - If there was any doubt about the importance of battleground states just look at the president's agenda. Sunday was the eighth time President Obama has been to Colorado just this year. He is campaigning there in advance of the Democratic National Convention, starting Tuesday. In Boulder, the president argued that Governor Romney failed to explain where he would take the country when he had the national spotlight at the Republican National Convention. President Obama told the crowd his convention speech will look forward. Republicans say that's only because he's trying to avoid talking about his past four...