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  •  I'm skeptical this would happen (1+ / 0-)
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    but I wonder if at some point, Romney does pull out of Ohio, and put more resources into NV, IA, WI, or even PA.

    The logic being PA has no early voting, so if they might have a better chance there if they have momentum going into the last couple of weeks.

    •  I said it before but (0+ / 0-)

      if the Republicans were doing well there wouldn't be this consistent drive to limit early turn out.  It's like Justin Bieber being against the selling of his CDs.  

    •  Wisconsin would make the most sense... (0+ / 0-)

      Walker has a machine he's used to win election and then survive the recall election and Ryan is on the ticket - it's the most fertile ground for Romney.  I don't think Iowa or Nv makes much sense given they've already been part of the swing state buys for the whole GE cycle so it would be harder to peel off baked in votes at this stage or organize so late.   Second choice I think would be Michigan - but that "Let Detroit go bankrupt" is too tough to overcome.  If he had never penned that op-ed I think he would have contested Michigan surely.  

      I wonder if we'll see Crossroads bail on Romney winning late and run national ads to try and help Romney win popular vote just to give the GOP something to obstruct on in the new Congress.  

      "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with." Rebecca Solnit The Rain on Our Parade.

      by Jacoby Jonze on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 12:42:53 PM PDT

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    •  No, he can't do that (0+ / 0-)

      If he pulls out of Ohio, that instantly would be a mortally wounding storyline by itself.  His supporters would be demoralized nationwide.  All his momentum in every state would disappear overnight, never to return.

      Then he'd have to spread those resources thinly over several states with little time left.  That's the problem now, he's running out of time.  OFA's strategy of running out the clock just might work.

      44, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

      by DCCyclone on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 05:43:26 PM PDT

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