Can Mitt Romney Win the Presidency Without Carrying Florida And Ohio?

Probably not. And the Los Angeles Times says this about a poll that has him behind pretty dramatically in both:

Obama leads Romney among likely voters 51%-45% in Florida and 50%-44% in Ohio, according to the poll by Quinnipiac University, the New York Times and CBS News. The poll also showed Obama with a 53%-42% lead among likely voters in Pennsylvania, a state that some Republicans have touted as a possible swing location. Both campaigns have stopped advertising in Pennsylvania, indicating that neither feels it currently makes the battleground list.

It’s hard to get excited about Mitt Romney. He seems to have little going for him beyond his narcissism and megalomania. He wants to be president. It’s the cherry on the cake of his time on Earth. No other issue or cause particularly animates him.

And I don’t think Paul Ryan changes the dynamic of the race. If anything, he hurts Romney in Florida. And the more people learn about Ryan the less they like about him.

For example, did you know that Ryan opposes, not just abortion, but abortion even in cases of rape? What sort of a “libertarian” is that? And did you know that it’s not just gay marriage that he opposes, but violence against gays as a hate crime category?

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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2 Responses to Can Mitt Romney Win the Presidency Without Carrying Florida And Ohio?

  1. mhasegawa says:

    Remember that Personhood Bill that got rejected in Mississippi a little while ago? It would have outlawed most forms of contraception, in vitro fertilization, and all abortions no matter what the circumstances. Legal experts agreed that it would create chaos in inheritance law, criminal law, etc. etc. to say that life, personhood, begins at conception. Would the woman be committing murder if she miscarries at 3 weeks, 6 weeks? Well, Paul Ryan is the sponsor of that exact bill on a national level. He has introduced it in Congress. So far, it hasn’t gone anywhere, but it might if he were elected VP. Pretty scary stuff.

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