Ohio Dem. Party: Remember? Romney’s a Michigan fan
October 7th, 2012
06:42 PM ET
2 years ago

Ohio Dem. Party: Remember? Romney’s a Michigan fan

(CNN) – Ahead of stops by President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to Ohio this week, the state's Democratic Party took out a full page ad in Ohio State University's student newspaper on Friday, reminding voters of the GOP nominee's sports team allegiance.

"I have been a Michigan and a Wolverine fan for a long, long time," the text says over a photo of Romney. The former Massachusetts governor, who was born in Michigan, made the statement last year.

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The Michigan Wolverines and the Ohio State Buckeyes have long been fierce rivals. Friday's ad ran in the homecoming edition of the student paper, The Lantern.

Republicans have also had some Buckeye fun at the president’s expense. When Romney's running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, visited a campus area sports bar in Columbus last weekend, the Wisconsin congressman did the O-H-I-O picture with fans, a tradition in which four people line up side-by-side to spell Ohio with their arms.

Ryan's campaign was quick to point out Obama had been photographed a few months earlier misspelling it. But the president got it right two weeks ago in Milwaukee, where he ran into a group of Buckeye fans at a sausage shop.
Obama is set to visit Ohio State on Tuesday.

– CNN Political Coverage Manager Steve Brusk contributed to this story.


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soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Name JR

    Now this fun politics. We don't have to call obama a communist. And we don't have to call romney a vulture. Just good old buckeyes rule and wolves suck is great. By the way obama sucks.

    October 7, 2012 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  2. Lee

    The desperation has reached a new low for Obama campaign! !

    October 7, 2012 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  3. jinx88

    Mittens cracks me up how he can flip flop on just about every issue and their are people that actually believe him.

    October 7, 2012 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  4. Four and The Door

    It doesn't matter. The 12 million jobs and a real economic recovery will be as welcomed in Ohio as it is in every other state. And this is what only Mitt Romney will bring. ( ...and I am an Ohio State alumni too).

    October 7, 2012 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  5. Randy Mitchum

    The only way we can stop unfilled promises of the Political network is to start holding Politicians accountable. Stop looking for the best liar but voicing that they need to start serving the American People not their bank account. The trend of our Country for the past 50 years has been degrading because politicians are being bought off by big corporations and foreign governments. It needs to stop and America

    October 7, 2012 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  6. Slightly Left of Center

    I'm an Ohioan and have to admit that placing that add at OSU is pretty funny!!

    October 7, 2012 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  7. Disgusted

    What a cheap way to get votes. Romney is a flip flopper and that's all that matters.

    October 7, 2012 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  8. Getoverit

    And this matters why?

    October 7, 2012 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  9. Thomas

    Who cares , Romney owns ten homes . He can say he's a Californian , Michigan , Mass , Utah , Israeli , he is who ever he wants to be on that day.

    Just like his economic plan , the 5 points of light for a better tomorrow ?

    October 7, 2012 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  10. stranger in an increasingly strange land

    Remember a few years ago when Republicans wanted farm subsaidies to "Save family farms". Then after the subsidies were passed it turned out that they saved very few family farms but added mutiple millions to the Republicans who owned huge commercial farming conglomerates.
    How about the inheritance tax beaks Republican claimed were needed to protect small businesses if the owners died. It turned out those tax breaks didn't kick in until the inheritance was larger thatn anyone but the top 5% of American families could use.
    Over and over, wehem the Republicans promise something that will help working class or middle class citizens, the actual result is the ultra-rich get money that would make J P Morgan blush, while those who thought they would get help recieve little or nothing.
    Right before the election you will see ads that show actors portraying workers and poor people claiming they are going to vote Republican. It happens every election season. Don't be fooled.

    October 7, 2012 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  11. Legalize Reason

    "I have been a Michigan and a Wolverine fan for a long, long time,"

    That's until the human chameleon vists Ohio wearing wearing red, silver and white and claiming that he is realted to Brutus Buckeye and woody Hayes.

    October 7, 2012 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  12. Leroy

    Michigan helped launch Mitt Romney to France while he dodged his military obligation in the late 60's...

    October 7, 2012 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  13. teri

    We love Romney here in michigan

    October 7, 2012 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  14. thathurts

    for 4 years almost we the right has said ur leader is nothing..........is harming america and for 4 years you have held on to the trashcan...................now after the debate.......after it was proven hes NOTHING......HOT AIR............u still hang on ........why....perhaps the next debate will knock some sense into u ....

    October 7, 2012 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  15. TEW

    I'm sure Romney will execute his patented etch-a-sketch move and claim he's really a Buckeye fan. Republicans are a bunch of hypocrites if they back this guy. But hey...he's a mormon so he's not bound by all that 10 commandment stuff practiced by christians and evangelicals. The religious right found a lying tax cheating job outsourcing hypocrite to represent their party

    October 7, 2012 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  16. 2020

    Romney the pathetic liar disgrace this great nation.

    Even the kintergarden kids know lie is very bad, and Romney killing big bird like killing his own mother. He just doesn't understand Amercian value Sesame Street represent...just like NASA, just like the Auto industry.

    Romney only see things in $ sign. He doesn't have any quality to lead a great nation as ours.

    VOTE ABSOLUTELY NO TO ROMNEY

    October 7, 2012 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  17. my name is Tuan M. Ngo

    Date 10/ 7/ 2012

    Dear Mitt Rommey,

    I will support of you for vote I hoped you will be a win

    Tuan MANH NGO

    October 8, 2012 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  18. migeli

    Which Mit is the real Mit and is Mit a wit or a nit wit and are you wit the right wit the left wit or the nit-wit?

    October 8, 2012 04:44 am at 4:44 am |
  19. FedUp

    And that would be a reason not to vote for someone? Sounds like the good people of Ohio need to start looking at hair styles, or who has the best suits. Maybe check the candidates' shoes. There are a lot better reasons not to vote for a candidate than which football team he roots for, she said sarcastically.

    October 8, 2012 06:28 am at 6:28 am |
  20. scott

    Democrats are really desperate, they know they are going to lose Ohio so they are willing to try anything. No one really cares what team he roots for. Obama and Democrats out of touch with reality,

    October 8, 2012 06:55 am at 6:55 am |