Midwest is at center of campaign cauldron

  • Article by: KEVIN DIAZ and JENNIFER BROOKS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 16, 2012 - 7:11 PM

With ties to GOP ticket, Wisconsin joins Ohio and Iowa as toss-up states.

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goldengoph3rSep. 16, 12 3:15 AM

Ohio is moving strongly towards Obama, and the other states mentioned--Wisconsin and Iowa--were tossups before Ryan became the GOP vice-presidential nominee. I think Ryan's casual relationship with truth and accuracy have actually kept Wisconsin and Iowa in play for Obama instead of the other way around, and I fully expect Obama will win both states, as well as Ohio.

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comsenSep. 16, 12 7:27 AM

Ohio was leaning Obama at one time and is now a toss up as is Wisconsin and Iowa that both went strong for Obama last time. Don't think the majority will be that stupid this time. With 23 million out of work, the economy still sliding downward and our debt over 16 trillion you would have to be getting a government check or have your eyes closed to vote Obama. the Feds just announced throwing 40 billion into the mortgage bonds EVERY MONTH. Obama has been trying to buy his way out of this mess for 4 years and it hasn't worked. But as his campaign says, "we have to stay the course" - to bankruptcy.

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one4thepeepsSep. 16, 12 7:58 AM

Comsen thinks Ohio is a tossup when Obama leads there by seven points in the latest poll? Someone hasn't been paying attention. The GOP has been trying to run a campaign based upon proven lies--lies on welfare reform work requirements, lies on Medicare, twisting numbers beyond any recognition to the truth. The voting public saw the Romney campaign's desperation after his comments last week following the death of our diplomats in Libya. Mixing up his facts, Romney attempted to exploit those deaths for political gain. The Romney and Ryan budget plan is a little like the secret sauce on a McDonald's Big Mac--you don't know what's in it, and they're not telling you, but you're pretty sure it's not good for you. Midwesterners have too much common sense to vote for these guys.

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moneymo97Sep. 16, 12 8:17 AM

Comsen: amen! And how long is it going to take these people to understand this. Well said!

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kingtutskySep. 16, 12 8:31 AM

Hopefully when we get a new president we will again have a foreign policy.

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rockoftruthSep. 16, 12 8:33 AM

With a possible Supreme Court appointee riding on this next election I certainly hope people consider the type of America they want their grandchildren to grow up in before they vote. After 30 plus years of a liberal Supreme court it is time to change character. Please do not vote for more of the same.

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deangarrSep. 16, 12 8:51 AM

Mr. Romney's campaign now has a feeling of desperation. This perception drives him to say more and more desperate things. It is like an airplane going into a tailspin. Very hard to pull out of such a downward spiral.

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comsenSep. 16, 12 8:55 AM

One: If you look at Real Politics, Rasmussen, the best predictor of elections shows Obama leading by 1% in Ohio. and this is considered a tossup by Real Politics. As far as lies are concerned, let’s try a few: Obama said he would cut Bush’s deficit in half. It is now over 3 times as great. Obama said he would make the world a friend to America. Today we have 20 countries with anti-America protests. Obama said he would end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He surrendered away a victory in Iraq leaving the country with bombings weekly and he now appears to be doing the same thing in Afghanistan. He said he would bring the unemployment down to 6.5%. It is running 8.3% (real unemployment is 15-20%) higher than when he took office. His campaign is built on the most preposterous rhetoric such as claiming Romney/Bain outsourced when fact check says they did not. Obama just threw 80 billion into the auto industry, especially GM who is making 7 of their 10 autos outside the US. Now that is outsouring. Obama’s whole campaign is on smoke and mirrors and with such ignorant voters the race is a tossup when it should be over by now.

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spartavilleSep. 16, 12 9:00 AM

rockoftruth: Here's the truth. The Citizens United ruling by your rightwing Supreme Court heroes, where corporations are people and money is speech, has so convoluted our Constitution that it really doesn't matter what you or I think anymore. And YOU want more rightwingers? Oh and I love that other case where they decided police can strip search you and MORE without even proving you committd a crime. Nice. Yes, more please. (not)

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spartavilleSep. 16, 12 9:12 AM

Lyin' Ryan is an even worst choice for VP than Palin. Ryan is a bold faced liar. AND he knows it. Did you even watch his convention speech? Honestly, I think we need politicians to swear on a bible before giving a speach, or releasing an political ad, and they should go to prison if they lie. It's a far worst crime than perjury IMHO.

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