August 1st, 2012
10:34 AM ET
2 years ago

In Ohio, swing state politics have real-life impact

Akron, Ohio (CNN) - The Akron warehouse is bustling with activity: Forklifts buzzing across the floor. Boxes stacked neatly by the loading area. Vans lined side by side to take deliveries.

CEO Daniel Flowers shows it all off with a clear sense of pride and accomplishment. He just wishes he wasn't so busy. Yes, a CEO who wishes supply outpaced demand.

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  1. anoel2005

    "A survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports last week found that only 14 percent of Americans believe their children will have a better future than they had. This number is an all-time low, and was widely seen as proof of a staggering decline in confidence about American’s future."

    America, we need to elect Romney to "fix" our country's problems.

    August 1, 2012 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    from the article:

    Republicans argue GOP Gov. John Kasich deserves credit more than the Democratic president, but their bigger push is to make the case the recovery would be stronger if not for an administration they say stifles job creation with regulation and new mandates like the Obama health care law.
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    Wasn't Ohio one of those states that had a Democratic governer that used the 2009 Stimulus money for job creation and conservation of middle class buying power by protecting the jobs of police officers, teachers and fire fighters? Instead of using it for newer, permanent tax cuts for the wealthy?

    August 1, 2012 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  3. Larry L

    Folks in these states need to remember four important points:

    1. Over 8.5 million jobs were lost before President Obama took office – the worst recession in over 30 years.
    2. Republicans have worked very hard to block progress – filibustering every initiative in the Senate and putting out nothing but Tea Party silly, political theater in the House. The fat-cats running the GOP planned this from day-one.
    3. Republicans only support the rich and slammd the working folks – especially labor unions. The ultra-rich must get working votes with hot-button emotional issues – since they have nothng in common with working people.
    4. Romney is hiding his tax returns for a very good reason – otherwise he could show them and demand an apology.

    August 1, 2012 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  4. Chipster

    The GOP works tirelessly to convince working people and seniors to vote against their own interests and they are good at it. But it's their trickle-down policies and corporate welfare that dug this hole we're in. Romney knows the game well. Bain purchased companies that were in financial trouble. They loaded weak divisions with debt and sold bonds to generate enough funds to pay their partners huge dividends. Then they closed the divisions and left creditors with pennies on the dollar. Employees? Oh, they lost their jobs, pensions, and health insurance. That's what Romney will do for America. Huge tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. Cuts in college funds, veterans benefits, loss of health and education services for disadvantaged children - but insurance, pharmaceutical and defense company executives will thrive. Well, maybe they'll throw us peons a few crumbs from their tables but don't count on it.

    August 1, 2012 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  5. george of the jungle

    the president is more in tuned with the average working guy. The polls refect this. After the mess mitt made in his overseas trip people are really getting a look at this twitt. The repo party is so out of touch run by eleven top contributers this is not the party of the people. Forward 2012

    August 1, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  6. george of the jungle

    lots of rude nasty repos posting today. Thats another reason people are turning away from the republican party. . Tired of their BS and nasty comments. They have no new ideas and ointinue to say No to anything that this president proposes. They bash each othet politically and party mebers continue to use racially charged remarks. Even mitts people cuss out the press and make fools of them selves.

    August 1, 2012 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    My favorite bumper sticker has a picture of Mittens with the caption, "Does this ass make my car look big?" KMA Mittens.

    August 1, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |