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Romney must win Florida, and he must pick Rubio, or it's over!

I've looked carefully at the math and the polls:

If Romney loses Florida, NOTHING else matters. NOTHING!

He must pick Rubio -- which polls show will be the most likely VP to help carry a state -- which is Florida.

The election will play out likely as follows:

Romney will get all of the South, including VA and NC. He will get Colo and Arizona. He will win IN and MO.

Obama will get IA, WI and Minn. They aren't in play. Obama probably wins NV and NM. He also wins NH. He easily wins PA.

That wraps it up. There are only two serious "swing" states, Ohio and Florida.

For this election to even be in contention, he MUST win Florida to make a push for Ohio.

Florida has to be a given. It has to be in the bag. If Florida is not in the conversation, Romney cannot win.

Once he has Florida, he then MUST win Ohio, of course.

He CANNOT lose Florida and win Ohio.

As for the VP picks...

Pawlenty would be horrible, causing a nationwide collective sigh, yawn and eye-roll, letting all the air out of an already lifeless campaign. He won't help carry Minnesota, and even if he did, its 10 electoral votes won't be enough.

Portman is not well known in Ohio. Romney can win Ohio without Portman.

Rubio would wrap up and secure Florida so all forces can descend upon Ohio. Florida is still in play with Obama leading and it must be the priority. Florida will be harder to win than Ohio.

Rice and Betrayus won't help carry any specific states.

However, I do not believe Romney will pick Rubio. He's doing very little to help himself win this. It's frustrating watching his campaign make so many blunders, respond so poorly to attacks and so poorly create a positive narrative for Romney as a candidate.

He also has a tendency to over-play his hand on perceived Obama missteps, such as the welfare reform controversy (with Republican governors in NV and UT requesting this change from the Obama Administration -- a change which the administration still requires work-requirement stipulations and quotas -- Romney now looks incredibly stupid. He's saying Obama has rolled-back Clinton's welfare reform, which Clinton has called a lie, which it is).

His campaign chooses these red herrings poorly and can't seem to see two, three steps ahead or how their attacks will play out. They're inept and stupid.

There's also plenty he could attack Obama on with respect to civil liberties, the war, broken promises, Wall Street hypocrisy, Jeff Immelt -- but he doesn't go there.

While Romney cannot ever release his tax returns due to his IRS amnesty deal (an assumed near certainty) -- which essentially impugns him in willful commission of tax evasion -- he CAN repeatedly request to see Obama's college records (which would reveal him to be a foreign student and will also never be released).

His campaign strategists are either idiots or trying to lose.

If he stays the course and picks a tepid VP, get ready for four more years of Obama. Get used to it.




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Uh

You've posted at the wrong site.

Rmoney Central is not in this neighborhood.

Oh my

God, I am so sick of saying this: RUBIO IS NOT, REPEAT IS NOT, CONSTITUTIONALLY ELIGIBLE TO BE POTUS! He is NOT a natural born citizen. If he's not eligible to be POTUS, then he is not eligible for VP, either...

Jindal is not eligible, either.

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"His campaign strategists are either idiots or trying to lose"

Dave, I assure you, Romneys campaign strategists are not idiots. IMO Romney was in this campaign for the only reason that makes any logical sense, and that is to block Ron Pauls nomination. The banking cartels are in complete control of the MSM and both parties.

Look

"carefully at the math and polls" again, and this time use Dr Paul and not your buddy Romney

You are assuming that Romney

You are assuming that Romney will get the nomination.
.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ASSUME AWAY!

It won't change the fact that this isn't over. Ron Paul supporters control this election through November. We are more than a swing vote, we are a majority.

Does anyone know the point of this post?

because I sure don't. If it isn't Ron Paul then it really doesn't matter either way.

what is this about?

are you implying that if Romney doesn't 'win' Florida, Ron Paul will easily become POTUS?

Otherwise, why does anyone on here care about Romney?

(beyond trying not to grit his/her teeth every time he/she reads the name or sees the face)

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

who

cares? Obama is a socialist and Romney is a socialist. What's your point?

Goodbye, Rubio Tuesday (11/6/2012)

Who could hang a name on you?
When you change with every new day
Still I'll never miss you...

NO ONE

No One in Florida likes Rubio.. He is bought and paid for.. even the Faux news lovers I know dont like his Dirty tricks..

Cloning the loser.

The RNC/Establishment has caused two previous elections with similar primary results to be given to the Democrats, Dole's & McCain's. The candidates were the RNC favorites. In each of the races there were genuine "conservative" candidates who were electable but weren't Establishment status quo advocates.

Ron Paul and Steve Forbes presented plans for reducing the role and size of the federal government. Dole was a liberal Republican who didn't offer any real change in D.C., likewise with McCain, a liberal Republican. Neither of them could excite the Republican Party because they were RINOs and too many Republicans wouldn't hold their noses and press the Republican candidate's lever.

The RNC maintains the status quo at all costs, even election losses. Any candidate who seriously challenges that cannot ever hope to have RNC support. If Ron Paul should, by some miracle, get the nomination I believe that the RNC will split the party, name Romney the candidate and ignore ignore the convention results even if it means giving the election to Obama.

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Who here gives two sh*ts??

Crickets.....

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

I agree with the sentiments already expressed

Who cares which big government fascist wins in November? At least the sitting president has been reluctant to help Israel attack Iran. If R-Money gets in, he will likely green-light "Operation Iranian Freedom" right away and it will be years of perpetual war at best, WWIII at worst.

No, it will very likely be

No, it will very likely be WW3 as both China and Russia have interests in Iran and have even stated that if the US gets involved, they will as well.

As the famous quote states:

I do not know what weapons WW3 will be fought with, but I do know that WW4 will be fought with sticks and stones.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Ok...

I'm just analyzing how it's going to play out. They're both demonically-controlled tools of the NWO.

Who cares about romney?

He's a big government tool. Period. I'm not voting for him, and I hope he DOES lose Florida. Seriously, fuck that guy.

Who cares who he

picks and he has already lost. He is a terrible big government loving spineless masshole.

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

Wow!!

That describes him in a nutshell :-)

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