By the numbers: Why Ohio matters
July 18th, 2012
05:41 PM ET
2 years ago

By the numbers: Why Ohio matters

(CNN) - Ohio: Home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Wright Brothers, the Ohio State Buckeyes and birthplace of more presidents than any other state.

If that doesn't put Ohio on your map, then consider it is on both presidential candidates' maps. Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama and a number of their surrogates are visiting this week. For Obama, it's the 24th time in his presidency, and for Romney, it's the 13th time this year.

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  1. tellin it like it is

    > For Obama, it's the 24th time in his presidency

    nice to see he has nothing better to do with his time.... and we have paid for every one of these campaign trips. and more trips to ohio and he'll surpass his golfing games.

    July 18, 2012 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  2. CanadaONE

    Ohio is close to Canada hence they understand true democracy – what it means to provide health care to everyone – they also know how important it is to not our-source jobs and invest in their state not the cayman islands – they will vote Obama – the Ohio people that support the GOP don't really live in Ohio they are just passing through taking advatage of what this good state has accomplished despite the hard times created by the previous republican government

    O for O = Ohio for Obama

    July 18, 2012 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  3. CBR

    Ohio is a very important state. It is home to the Speaker of the House. Rep. Boehner has been reelected a number of times even though Ohio has one of the highest unemployment rates int he country. Rep Boehner has not pushed Congress to make decisions to help people. He has allowed a deep polarization in Congress and has not moved to get the sides together. Thus people are suffering.

    July 18, 2012 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  4. hier

    When some one searches for his required thing, therefore he/she needs to be available that
    in detail, so that thing is maintained over here.

    July 18, 2012 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  5. Myviewis

    I guess Ohioans will keep walking Forward in the unemployment with the Hope they will find a job in 2013 when Obama is elected by them to a 2nd term. They don't care much for Romney so they would rather vote for the guy that will keep them busy in the unemployment line but hey, more power to them.

    July 18, 2012 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  6. the REAL TRUTH...

    I guess we shouldn't mention Dubya's federal funded campaigning in 2004 then, nor his 60 trips to Crawford during his last 2 years in office?
    golf is way cheaper.

    July 18, 2012 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  7. Zac

    Can't see a blue color, hard working state voting for an out of touch multi millionaire like Romney. He'll just outsource more American jobs, like he did when he was at Bain. No wonder Romney is known as a "job creator"...in India and China.

    July 18, 2012 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  8. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Hopefully OH will get it right this time and let people vote instead of long lines and lack of function voting machines. Guess which neighborhoods were effected?

    July 18, 2012 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  9. chuck weidemann

    Obama president of the people....staying in touch and current ......nice to have an active president!!!

    July 18, 2012 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  10. enuff

    If voters have to produce i.d.s to prove themselves, candidates should be required to show tax returns to prove themselves. We don't need ANY kind of fraud now, do we?

    July 18, 2012 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  11. Ins1te

    The opposition is so funny. I know it's uncommon for a sitting president to campaign for his reelection, right? You wish the president would just sit this out.

    July 18, 2012 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  12. Larry L

    Peole from Ohio want the same answer as everybody else – where are your tax returns Romney? What could be so horrible that you'd be willing to give up the election to hide your financial past? Should you be going to jail?

    July 18, 2012 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  13. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    He's trying to get things done and the teapublicans aren't letting anything reasonble get through the House. I say that there is plenty of blame to go around.

    July 18, 2012 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  14. Squigman

    All fifty matter. Make sure they're counted properly.

    July 19, 2012 12:13 am at 12:13 am |