Mitt Romney barnstorming Ohio as part of campaign comeback

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  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 7:18 p.m.

    Romney is up by 7 points in the latest Florida poll. This isn't all that surprising. All he had to do is show people he is more competent that Obama on the economy and that he isn't the felonious murderer that the Chicago machine tried to paint him as.

    Obama's 2012 campaign is going to be studied for decades to come as an example of how to lose an election. You start with a President who had VERY shaky credentials to begin with. You add a bad recession and a bad 'recovery.' Then you spend all your time talking about how evil your opponent is and very little time defending your own record. In fact, you don't even bother meeting with your jobs council for 6 months. Then you get on stage with a well qualified opponent who is in command of facts and figures you can't even fathom. It's a recipe for disaster. Obama will lose this election and by a wider margin than people think. He has present NO compelling reason for a second term.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 2:38 p.m.

    I just want all the bloggers to know I was actually for Mitt before I was against him. We have a lot in common.

  • Mad Hatter Provo, UT
    Oct. 11, 2012 1:13 p.m.

    If a single debate appearance can cause such a flux in the position of a campaign in the public's mind, what does two more debate appearances indicate? It appears that Romney and Obama are in for a wild ride. So, does this mean that the final debate is the decider?

    Since the election depends upon the vote in only about seven states (all he rest are basically irrelevant because of the Electoral College), the discussion here in a Utah newspaper is all for naught. You have your cheerleaders and the chorus, but Ohio and Pennsylvania will decide the outcome of this race.

    There is much to happen. Will Romney's calculated shift toward the center and re-establishing himself as a Massachusetts moderate anger his core supporters who believed the sincerity in his eyes when he declared himself a "severe moderate" or is he somehow able to convince them that he is not really a moderate but remains the one they love and he only has to say these things go gain the support of independents? Was Newt Gingrich right on this?