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amandabeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 03:51 PM
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58. If Romney is the nominee, Michigan will be more difficult for Obama.
I was out there for most of the last 14 months. It's clear that the Romney name is still important in my home state. Mittens's dad was a moderate and very popular Republican (and I use the correct term for decent, reasonable folks like the senior Romney) and his mother ran for U.S. Senate as a liberal Republican.

The elder Romney's lt. governor, William Milliken, has heartily endorsed Mittens, and Milliken is still very popular among older voters, who really do get to the polls.

The crazies in Grand Rapids will have to vote for Romney, and independents disillusioned with Obama may have a fairly easy time switching to Romney. Romney would do well, though, by keeping his distance from the new governor Snyder who is extremely unpopular.

If the nominee is Gingrich, I think that Obama will have a much better shot.

Still, there are 11 months or so before the election. A lot can happen before the polls open next November.
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  -Just a reminder: This is what 270 looks like SoCalDem  Dec-08-11 03:20 PM   #0 
  - I like it.  yellerpup   Dec-08-11 03:22 PM   #1 
  - Florida is a BIG fly in that ointment. They're pretty red down there. n/t  Little Star   Dec-08-11 03:23 PM   #2 
  - Maybe Silverman will do another "Great Schlep"?  jtrockville   Dec-08-11 04:03 PM   #18 
  - Obama won Florida in 2008  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-09-11 10:31 AM   #49 
     - I'll defer to you Feddie. I only have relatives in PSL. I live in MA. n/t  Little Star   Dec-10-11 01:39 PM   #57 
  - Don't count Florida.  aquart   Dec-08-11 03:24 PM   #3 
  - Fl, WI, and PA worry me  n2doc   Dec-08-11 03:24 PM   #4 
  - Pitt and Philly will carry the load in PA, always do.  JoePhilly   Dec-08-11 04:26 PM   #30 
  - So if FL goes red, NM, IA, OH (all possible) would compensate....  NRaleighLiberal   Dec-08-11 03:25 PM   #5 
  - I don't think so, unfortunately.  ParkieDem   Dec-08-11 03:37 PM   #8 
  - Interesting - thanks....poll just out in NC as O/Rom tied, O +4/Newt  NRaleighLiberal   Dec-08-11 04:09 PM   #22 
  - That strategy sure worked for Kerry in 2004  n2doc   Dec-08-11 04:58 PM   #38 
  - Plus CO ... and maybe NC ... the GOP has overreached in both.  JoePhilly   Dec-08-11 04:28 PM   #33 
     - As bad as 2010 was for us  Proud Liberal Dem   Dec-09-11 10:31 AM   #48 
  - Don't know ...  ParkieDem   Dec-08-11 03:30 PM   #6 
  - FL is in play, if they count the votes down here  mcar   Dec-08-11 03:34 PM   #7 
  - If Romney is the nominee, Michigan will be more difficult for Obama.  amandabeech   Dec-10-11 03:51 PM   #58 
  - Wow, that's a lot of fly-over country on that map.  Major Hogwash   Dec-08-11 03:40 PM   #9 
  - Add CO, NM, OH and NC  JoePhilly   Dec-08-11 03:42 PM   #10 
  - Obama loses CA and MI over...  Davis_X_Machina   Dec-08-11 03:45 PM   #11 
  - That is Obama's drug stance. IF BHO loses it will be because not enough democrats buy his BS  Vincardog   Dec-08-11 03:53 PM   #13 
  - There's no way he's losing California and Michigan  Proud Liberal Dem   Dec-08-11 03:54 PM   #14 
  - They better get their head screw back on  Hutzpa   Dec-08-11 03:56 PM   #16 
  - AS demonstrated by BHO. We need a Democratic President  Vincardog   Dec-08-11 03:58 PM   #17 
     - Is there one running on the ticket?  nobodyspecial   Dec-08-11 04:06 PM   #20 
        - Will reelecting the Corporate enabler get on on the ticket? Why do you think the RW wins the GOP?  Vincardog   Dec-08-11 04:09 PM   #21 
           - I don't understand what you are saying  nobodyspecial   Dec-08-11 04:17 PM   #24 
              - I guess that is why we have a Democracy. Everyone gets to decide how they vote.  Vincardog   Dec-08-11 04:20 PM   #28 
                 - Yep, as I said above  nobodyspecial   Dec-08-11 04:24 PM   #29 
                    - I never said that. I said BHO is a corporatist. You just like making stuff up  Vincardog   Dec-08-11 04:27 PM   #31 
  - Not likely  wryter2000   Dec-08-11 04:04 PM   #19 
  - Hey stranger! Nice to see you!  NRaleighLiberal   Dec-08-11 04:10 PM   #23 
     - Hi, there!  wryter2000   Dec-08-11 05:32 PM   #40 
  - CA is a LOCK ... no real GOP candidate can win it.  JoePhilly   Dec-08-11 04:27 PM   #32 
  - Nope.  Le Taz Hot   Dec-09-11 07:31 AM   #44 
  - Lmao!  Codeine   Dec-09-11 10:42 AM   #51 
  - 2012 won't be the massive "blowout" that 2008 was  Proud Liberal Dem   Dec-08-11 03:47 PM   #12 
  - Yep.. the senate map is the icky part for me too  SoCalDem   Dec-08-11 03:56 PM   #15 
  - How many seats do we stand to lose?  Proud Liberal Dem   Dec-08-11 04:18 PM   #26 
     - I don;t see many of those now-blue ones being held  SoCalDem   Dec-08-11 04:20 PM   #27 
  - Lot of time til the telling what will happen in the next 11 months  The Genealogist   Dec-08-11 05:44 PM   #41 
  - I believe it will be a landslide  chrisa   Dec-09-11 07:38 AM   #45 
     - You have a point  Proud Liberal Dem   Dec-09-11 10:25 AM   #46 
  - Mittens or Newt could take Florida --  Hell Hath No Fury   Dec-08-11 04:17 PM   #25 
  - I think Obama has more paths to 270 then ANY GOP candidate.  JoePhilly   Dec-08-11 04:29 PM   #34 
  - So do I.  SoCalDem   Dec-08-11 04:34 PM   #35 
     - I think he can win NC ... I live there.  JoePhilly   Dec-08-11 04:40 PM   #36 
        - here's my alternate map..totals 280  SoCalDem   Dec-08-11 04:41 PM   #37 
        - YUP ... and in that one ... AZ, NC, IA, and IN are probably all "close" races.  JoePhilly   Dec-09-11 08:42 PM   #53 
        - & Orange, Durham, & Guilford  zazen   Dec-08-11 05:23 PM   #39 
        - I was very happy when Kay beat Liddy Dole!!!  JoePhilly   Dec-09-11 08:44 PM   #54 
        - Don't forget too  Proud Liberal Dem   Dec-09-11 10:29 AM   #47 
           - Agree ... I know that's not popular with some on DU ... but holding it in NC ...  JoePhilly   Dec-09-11 08:48 PM   #55 
              - Smart strategy IMHO  Proud Liberal Dem   Dec-09-11 10:19 PM   #56 
  - Fuck that.  progressoid   Dec-09-11 07:09 AM   #42 
  - That will be great, but the point was that the path to 270  SoCalDem   Dec-09-11 07:26 AM   #43 
     - Yeah, I know.  progressoid   Dec-09-11 10:45 AM   #52 
  - Unfortunately For Mitt, The Electoral Map Will More Closely Resemble 1996  ChoppinBroccoli   Dec-09-11 10:33 AM   #50 

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