Obama, Romney paths to victory cross in Iowa
November 1st, 2012
11:18 AM ET
8 years ago

Obama, Romney paths to victory cross in Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - As the presidential race enters its final days, Iowa stands out as a question mark on the electoral map.

Strategists in both parties express confidence about winning the state and its six electoral votes, but few on either side are willing to guarantee a victory.


Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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  1. My one vote.

    I am voting for President Obama. Former Governor Romney scares me.

    November 1, 2012 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  2. My one vote.

    I'm voting for President Obama, because he cares about 100% of the nation and provides steady leadership. Romney makes me nervous, because Romney lies about everything and only cares about half of the country.

    November 1, 2012 11:28 am at 11:28 am |

    Vote Obama FORWARD!

    November 1, 2012 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  4. Guest AGAIN

    Get out and vote conservatives and bring a friend with you. We must defeat this administration and put an end to its corrupt occupation of our nations capitol. Supposedly, dem early voting is up – likely because they are brainwashed students who dont work and the handout crowd who doesnt want to – we'll pull ahead soon enough. Have faith and stand together!!

    ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!

    November 1, 2012 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  5. thomase

    Oooo who knows whats going to happen?????

    538 – O +2.5
    ev – tie
    linzer – O+3
    pollster – O+2.3
    RCP – O+1
    TPM – O+2.3

    No one really knows!!! laugh

    November 1, 2012 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  6. Obama/Biden - The new Thelma & Louise, pedal to the metal and FORWARD over the fiscal cliff

    Pedal to the metal people!! FORWARD FORWARD FORWARD cuz we gots to spend it FAST FAST FAST before everybody figures it out that we can't pay it all back.

    And all you young kids out there voting for Obama, I hope you enjoy your dismal future!! Vote for Obama and prepare to get the bill for the hundreds of thousands of DEBT he is racking up.

    November 1, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |

    For many years, we the American people lamented that good business people, who knew how the real world worked, would not get into politics to fix the country. We were told they did not want to be dragged thru the mud, and make their family endure the lies and garbage that the slimy political class would heap upon them.
    We ought to applaud Romney for getting into politics to apply real world principles to the government. He is squeaky clean and is the poster child for "the American Way". Hopefully his win will encourage more non-political real world business leaders to step up and fix this country before it is too late.

    November 1, 2012 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  8. Bill "the dem" Phillips

    f the Romney ad accused President Obama of being somehow tied to all Jeep production being moved to China, that would be flat-out untrue.

    However, this is what the ad states: “Obama took GM and Chrysler into bankruptcy, and sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China. Mitt Romney will fight for every American job.”

    Technically, none of this is inaccurate. President Obama did take GM and Chrysler into bankruptcy, the U.S. Treasury Department ​did ​sell its stake in Chrysler to Fiat, and Fiat is considering adding production jobs in China.

    November 1, 2012 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  9. Guest AGAIN

    Dont waste your vote again, BO doesnt deserve another term. ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!

    November 1, 2012 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  10. St. James Place

    Willard for President not with my VOTE.

    November 1, 2012 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  11. FactCheck

    For many years, we the American people lamented that good business people, who knew how the real world worked, would not get into politics to fix the country.

    George W. Bush was a very successful businessman (owned a few oil companies, made millions as part owner of the Texas Rangers). How did that turn out?

    November 1, 2012 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  12. lleland sallor

    i am for president obama cause he understants the middle class

    November 1, 2012 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  13. truth hurts

    Obama – the anchor around the neck of our economy. If you don't want to drown in the next 4 years America, this is your last chance to save yourself and the country. Don't mess this up because your kids are counting on you. They are to young, naive and inexperienced to know how toxic Obama is to their future. It is up to YOU to protect them from themselves.

    November 1, 2012 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |