Race between Mitt Romney, Pres. Obama still all about Ohio

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  • New to Utah PAYSON, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 2:29 p.m.

    Just got back from a week in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri. Obama is in big trouble in the midwest. Surprized by Romneys strong support in Missouri where I didn't meet one person who was happy with how Obama was leading. Iowa has suffered a horrible drought and that was topic of interest also in Illinois and Missouri. People don't think Obama has lead or delivered. Downstate Illinois people consider Obama a lousy state senator, lousy US Senator and lousy president,they also dislike Chicago and its politicians. Illinois will go for Obama but Iowa and Missouri will not is my gut feeling after being there.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 8:56 a.m.

    President Obama doesn't know business. He never even knew how to spell "business plan" and doesn't realize, even after 4-years that you have to run the Government as part of his job. He thinks money grows on trees and as a LIBERAL social programs are what we need at the cost of not having a way to pay for them.

    That shows you how he has been impacted in his philosophy about entitlement programs. When people get free lunch, free schooling to the university, free medicine, and other entitlements, they don't realize that someone has to pay for them, even great grandchildren for what we are getting now.

    With the environmentalists in his hip pocket, their lack of forest management knowledge at the cost of losing forests to fires and bugs and overgrowth, he still doesn't get it. The trees are dead and no money is going to grow on them, now or in the future.

    He chose Geithner for a purpose. He doesn't know what a business plan is, either. We are in a sad world letting the Bernanke and Obama Chicago type group lead us into oblivion, including our children's grandchildren.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 10:50 p.m.

    If Obama wins Ohio it will be because of his support of the auto bail out. George Bush won re-election in 84 because he carried Ohio by 60,000 votes. Lib's are strategizing for the same thing in 2012.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 8:35 p.m.


    Don't make accusations that are baseless. This nonsense about vote suppression is a joke. Asking people to show ID isn't voter suppression. Also, you may want to look at the updated U of Colorado study (the one that hasn't been wrong since it started in 1980.) It has Romney winning 330 electoral votes based on the economic conditions of each state.


    Without the electoral college, all a candidate needs to do is worry about New York, Florida, and California. Read about why the founding fathers wanted the electoral college. You have your representative in congress.

  • first2third Elmo, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 8:01 p.m.

    schwa, you and small states in general have more power per weighted vote than the large states under the electoral college. New Hampshire, Nevada and Iowa all have power under the electoral college system. Utah is not balanced politically and that is why it is a fly over state. Like Texas, New York, and California. Now if there were no electoral college then THOSE states would receive a visit, Utah... still nothin'!

  • Schwa South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 7:35 p.m.

    I would love to do away with the electoral college so that my state is no longer a "fly over state"

  • KJB1 Eugene, OR
    Oct. 9, 2012 6:45 p.m.

    And a CNN poll released this afternoon has still Obama up by 4 in Ohio. And this was taken during the worse days for Obama polling wise after the debate.

  • the truth Holladay, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 6:37 p.m.


    Right now neither candidate for president has any delegates.
    And will not have any until after the election.

    It is only wishful thinking,

    and counting your chickens before they've hatch.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 5:37 p.m.

    Ohio and
    Wisconsin, Penn, Virg, Florida, Mich, Iowa, Colo, Nev, NM

    ...and who knows by Nov maybe even California!

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 5:13 p.m.

    Right now Obama has 251 delegates in the RCP average that lean his way. Ohio's 18 would force a tie. So he needs Ohio and one of Iowa, Nevada, Colorado (alternatively he can use Virginia and two of those three). Ohio seems the more likely route so that's probably the most important state.

    Early voting has begun in Ohio. Obama does have the stronger ground game like usual and Ohio has had voter suppression efforts led by Republicans all year that have been fought back in court. I wonder if that'll play a role.