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Is the Ohio Trend Romney’s Friend?
American Spectator, by Robert Stacy McCain

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/29/2012 12:32:48 PM

MARION, Ohio- Paul Ryan stood onstage Sunday evening and told a fired-up crowd of nearly 5,000 supporters, "As Ohio goes, so goes America." Few would argue with the Republican vice presidential candidate. Of the 11 states rated as "toss ups" by Real Clear Politics, none is more fiercely contested than the Buckeye State, whose 18 Electoral College votes appear destined to decide this election. And the latest poll, commissioned by a consortium of Ohio's eight largest newspapers, shows the state a dead heat, with 49 percent each for GOP challenger Mitt Romney and President Obama. Perhaps more important,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 10/29/2012 1:15:05 PM     (No. 8971964)

I just got back from Romney's Avon Lake, Ohio appearance. The place was packed and so was the over flow area.

The enthusiasm level was unbelievable especially from the young people from Avon Lake High School.

I can tell you that Ohio has a great chance to go for Romney.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 10/29/2012 2:08:14 PM     (No. 8972175)

Lucky you, poster 1. We won't see R & R here in Maine. Too bad, as there is a chance they could take 2 of our 4 delegates. I'm voting for them with pride.

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