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... voter understands about the Replicants screwing the Ohio economy, and what the typical voter gets through the local media bubble.

But in the middle of a recession, its got the opportunity to resonate even in the exurbs of Columbus.

OTOH, my comment included a qualifier, and its a critical one. The Plain Dealer and Canadian-Bacon Journal might cover the story on their own, but few other papers will ... and coverage in Northeast Ohio is not going to swing many votes that were not already going Democratic. The main difference in votes in Northeast Ohio is in not having the Office of the Sec'y of State run as Republican Campaign Headquarters.

Its in the ORV and the exurbs of Columbus where there are votes that went for Bush that can be shifted in the middle of a recession, especially coming on the back of a recovery with no recovery in it.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Aug 8th, 2008 at 06:14:01 PM EST
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I think Romney would probably do the most damage to him in Appalachia, where they really hate Mormons (even more than blacks).  Same thing in the South.  With Romney, sure, you might hold onto Montana.  Maybe you even get a slightly better shot at Michigan.  But you might also see your base collapse in Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia, either moving to Bob Barr or simply not showing up, making Montana and Michigan irrelevant.

I dunno.  Tough call.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Fri Aug 8th, 2008 at 06:24:01 PM EST
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... Appalachia spills over into Ohio ... the ORV, to be precise.

Heck, Mitt plus a recession unfolding in the last month of the campaign might help put Kentucky into play ... which was supposed to be impossible this cycle.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Aug 8th, 2008 at 06:56:09 PM EST
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Getting Mitt would be madness, wouldn't it?

I mean, he's exactly the kind of guy who caused this recession.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Sun Aug 10th, 2008 at 12:52:39 AM EST
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