Washington (CNN) – As the presidential race moves into the general election this fall, candidates crossing paths in the same battlegrounds will be a daily occurrence. Consider this a sneak preview.
At least three times this week Mitt Romney, the likely GOP nominee, will campaign in the same area as President Barack Obama or top surrogates. Tuesday, first lady Michelle Obama arrived in Pittsburgh for a pair of fundraising events for the Democratic National Committee just an hour after Romney left town following a roundtable event.
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Wednesday, Obama will make his second trip in 27 months to Elyria, Ohio, a working class community outside Cleveland. Romney comes to the Cleveland area to campaign the following the day.
Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden holds a campaign event in Phoenix, Arizona, where Obama campaign strategists may make a play this fall. Friday, Romney comes to nearby Scottsdale to address the Republican National Committee spring meeting.
In addition to stops on common ground, Romney will make a speech Wednesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. Romney's choice of venue appears deliberate: a spot directly across the street from Bank of America Stadium, where Obama will speak after his re-nomination at the Democratic National Convention in September. The Romney camp, getting a head start, bills the speech as a prebuttal to the Obama convention address.
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Charlotte, North Carolina , Please tell Mr. Romney it's Baseball season !
There isn't a Major league Baseball team in Charlotte !
Is Mitt a Red Sox's , Tigers or Padres fan ? He wears many hats that Mitt .
Charlotte is not a republican city and went for President Obama in 2008 and will do so again in 2012. Romney is wasting his time in Charlotte. I think some 1% people are hosting a fundraiser for Romney, but it will not help him in Charlotte. Charlotte is the largest city in the state and is the new south.
Wow, that's risky. They better bus a lot of people in to prevent a speech in an empty cavern. Funny, the GOP that wants to cut off a host of services to the poor will probably buying a bunch of homeless lunch to get butts in the seats. They'll have to put them in separate sections, lest Romney's high roller supporters end up rubbing elbows with the unwashed masses. Heck, they usually try to avoid the middle class, let alone actual real live poor people.
Interesting strategy re: doing the speech across from BofA stadium. I like it. A bit overly symbolic, but Romney's camp needs to look as proactive as possible.
The difference between Obama and Romney in Charlotte will be vast. Obama will fill the stadium with thousands turned away. Romney might fill the infield.
In 2008, Senator Ted Kennedy was the main reason, Obama to be nominated and elected for U.S President, among the Two wars and bad economy that occurred during Republican leadership.
So, right now, their is no any window of opportunity for Obama to be elected. If he run for re-election, he will never get even 25% of votes. It is better, either Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden to run.
If Romney is clairvoyant enough to know what President Obama will say in August, he should be clairvoyant enough to see what a beating he and the rest of the GOP is going to take in November at the polls, for his party's deliberate failure to do anything to help the American people recover from a near economic meltdown.
If Obama thinks Arizona is in play, he is seriously crazy, no way is Arizona going to go blue
mitt didn't have luck filling a large venue last try, doubt be much better this time. He's trying to match the President's ability to full these venue, b4 being elected and even now.
Hey - I was in D.C. in 1992 - were you there? Wow!!! We just missed each other.
*Romney changes his position every few seconds.
*Republican Congress Is Blocking Job Bills.
*Romney is Not willing to stop the spectators.
*Republicans are blocking any bills even the bills they supported in the past.
*Romney and Republican are trying to prevent republican leaning companies from hiring.
I hope he gets embarrassed like the last time he was at a stadium and only a handful of fools showed up.
Rmoney couldn't fill a coffee shop or small auditorium and now he thinks he can play the big rooms? This is gonna be really fun to watch.