Presidential politics: Why Ohio is the 'big one'
October 23rd, 2012
01:31 PM ET
10 years ago

Presidential politics: Why Ohio is the 'big one'

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and rival Mitt Romney have targeted Ohio with incessant campaigning, a slew of television ads and nonstop political phone calls. The importance of the Buckeye State cannot be overstated: Ohio has not voted for the loser in the presidential election since 1960.

In other words, as goes Ohio, so goes the nation.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio • President Obama
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  1. kayla

    just convience my undecided niece to vote for the prez.

    October 23, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    "If Texas were a swing state, WE would be the REAL BIG ONE!
    and every body would be paying attention to us"

    Don't fret. TX has about 10 years before it goes officially purple as a result of it browning. The GOPers/Teatrolls know this, which is why they have been freekin out for the past 4 years.

    October 23, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  3. truth hurts

    Claudia, Houston, Tx
    The reason why Ohio and other States are so important is because the Republicans are trying to steal the election, your vote, your choice of who you vote for and intimidation if you don't vote Republican. Ohioians aren't budging, they are sticking with President Obama and so are the other States. Don't let them steal your vote, don't let them intimidate you, don't budge

    Looks like the Obama koolaide drinkers are getting their excuses ready early this election!

    October 23, 2012 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    Any one has brain votes for Obama.

    October 23, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  5. Larry in Houston

    LOL – – I really Love what "sniffit" Just posted – so this means that Claudia / Sniffit / & Me ? are transplants ? To be perfectly honest – I meet them everyday – look up on google : Governor Anne Richards – Texas was BLUE in her Days – so far – there is 40% of the likely voters here in Texas will vote Democrat – and 55% of likely Voters will Vote Republican, those are the facts. The other people are suppressed by their employers ( especially the mexicans) and tell them if they find out that they Voted Democrat, they typically won't have a Job, the following week.

    May the Best Man Win – 2012

    GOBAMA 2012

    October 23, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
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