Why Romney is losing must-win Ohio
September 26th, 2012
07:48 AM ET
2 years ago

Why Romney is losing must-win Ohio

(CNN) – Polls show Mitt Romney trailing President Barack Obama in just about every one of the swing states where the 2012 campaign is being waged.

But Romney appears to be in deeper trouble in Ohio than elsewhere, an alarming development for Republicans who know that the candidate's White House chances begin and end with the kind of middle-class voters who reside in places such as Akron, Cincinnati and Zanesville.

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  1. Al-NY,NY

    Why?...because as noted, he has nothing to say except "Obama bad, me good" No specifics or anything of substance although he thinks his distortions and lies are of substance but only the sheep agree with that.

    September 26, 2012 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  2. Malory Archer

    Why does everyone in that crowd look like they'd rather be having a root canal without the benefit of novacaine if it would get them out of this awkward moment? Is this another case of workers being told to show up – without pay – and pretend to support mittens? Most likely that fact will emerge on Friday when nobody's paying attention.

    September 26, 2012 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  3. 200 TON HAMMER

    Go ohio Go Forward,the middleclass familes have begun too rise up like a
    Army of one cause of seeing mitt romney
    as a out of touch with ohio middleclass day to day struggles too feed their beautiful familes,and have real health insurance for all middleclass familes who pay way more in taxes then the $300,000,000 dallors that mitt romney has paid at 14.1%

    September 26, 2012 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  4. onlyfacts

    We need to keep in mind the sick and evil conservative trick called voter suppression. These polls tell us who someone would vote for not who someone CAN vote for. Get involved in your community to help those who are being denied their right to vote. For motivation, imagine Romney as our leader, gutting programs that help people who are less fortunate while helping rich, mean white men.

    September 26, 2012 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  5. Dean

    We saw a similar situation in 1980, when Carter had a seemingly insurmountable lead. We know how that turned out.

    September 26, 2012 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  6. Carmelle

    You republicans deserve it for nominating Romney! You know the Obama strategy against this guy from the get, yet you still nominated Mr. 47% who won't show his returns, and want to cut his taxes even more, while vouchering Medicare. Give me a break!! Santorum, Perry, Sarah, Newt, Huntsman and the media tried to tell you about Mitt, but yet, you let the establishment convince you that money could buy the American people!

    NOPE!! We saw right through your BS, Bill and Michele just reminded us.

    Obama's grand bargain one day 1! It's going to make you look even more stupid for throwing a fit last yr!

    Oh- and don't look now but the Romney's effect down the ballot is awesome.... for Dems!

    September 26, 2012 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  7. Wake up People!

    Also why is the media not telling the whole story about Bain? They weren't in the business of job creating, they were job destroyers. While repubs want people to forget Bush and just blame this mess we are in on President Obama, we haven't and we don't. This mess falls squarely at the feet of Bush and this do nothing Congress, whose pledge to Norquist is more important than their pledge to the people of America. And what do you know Robmey has all the Bush advisors, advising him.

    OBAMA 2012!

    September 26, 2012 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  8. John

    Romney is not losing in Ohio; he is ahead by 6 points. John Kasich is the reason Ohio is thriving.

    Like the exit polls in Wisconsin that were wrong, the working people, the voters of Ohio (most of the population) won’t be fooled. The majority of Ohio sees president Obama, the Obama administration as a complete FAILURE. Obama now has the lowest job approval of any president and we recognize that fact.

    September 26, 2012 09:05 am at 9:05 am |