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  •  I'm in a tea-party county in Montana and I haven't (12+ / 0-)

    seen ONE Romney/Ryan sign or bumper-sticker. I drive the 35 miles to Missoula a couple of days per week and nothing. I just see state and county signs and anti-Obama bumper-stickers e.g. (pardon the language- shocking) "DON'T RE-NIG in 2012". Even the RWNJ's around here don't like romney - they don't "trust" him.

    •  Here in KY, there's a strong libertarian group... (13+ / 0-)

      ...and they only speak of Mitt Romney with derision.  They're all voting for Gary Johnson. And they tell me Romney didn't make any friends among the miners in coal country, either.  

      If the people I'm talking to aren't just exaggerating, as deep red as Kentucky is (beyond the two very deep blue cities), Johnson could possibly hand over the state to President Obama.  (So I'm encouraging the libertarians I know to follow their gut and vote their true convictions.)

      •  That's great to hear! (5+ / 0-)

        Living in blueish Lexington for so long, I don't get a lot of info about the state overall.  I just assumed the Libertarian-types would hold their noses and vote Romney.  

        I'm hoping Ben Chandler hangs on to his Congressional seat here in the 6th.  I did notice one Libertarian FB "friend" who was supporting Chandler.  I hope Romney's leaving a stink on Barr, that would be very helpful.

    •  Here in Texas (3+ / 0-)
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      You mean there's an election coming up?

      I have the only yard sign in my neighborhood. I haven't seen any Romney signs. I see some random state representative signs, and the local Democratic party has put up its occasional sign along the highway, but the GOP hasn't cluttered up the roadsides like they did for the primary.

      If there's enthusiasm for Romney here in BSC-Ted Cruz country, I don't see it.

      •  The place where I work (1+ / 0-)
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        is hardcore GOP country of the wingnuttiest variety. Typically, during a presidential election year people here would be chattering non-stop about politics, but there's no such activity this time.

         In fact, the lack of enthusiasm for candidate Romney is palpable; I ask the few Repubs that I can talk to about these matters intelligently what they think of him and his chances, and the typical response is a rolling of the eyes, or a sad shrug.

         I'm almost wondering if most of them have already written off 2012 as a loss...

        "I don’t wear no Stetson, but I’m willin’ to bet, son, that I’m a bigger Texan than you are".- Robert Earl Keen

        by Kellybee on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 10:06:53 AM PDT

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    •  I drove through NW Ohio yesterday — (1+ / 0-)
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      deep red country. And in the heart of rural Williams County I saw two farmhouses with Obama signs. (It's early for signs yet and those were the only two I saw at all, other than one of them also had a sign for Democratic congressional candidate Angela Zimmann.

      Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07.

      by anastasia p on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 10:22:06 AM PDT

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