Romney's Path to 270?

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    As always - things are subject to change and the landscape will undobtedly shift. But given history and the most recent state polls available, it appears that Romney is going to need to win Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, and at least three out of Missouri, Iowa, Colorado, Arizona, and New Hamphire.

    What are his realistic chances of pulling off that kind of sweep in your opinion?

    Especially when you consider he currently trails in Virginia, Ohio (losing either kills him) and in Iowa and Colorado. (the combination would kill him if he should win Ohio and Virginia).
     
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    Without Portman I don't see Romney winning Ohio, and a recent poll showed that even picking Portman wouldn't make much of a difference.
     
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    I have to confess, that I don't have much data on how often a VP nominee swings their home state. Although considering how difficult it is for a Democrat to win in Tennessee, I have to think that Gore helped Clinton with that one. But then again, Gore couldn't even win it for himself in 2000.
     
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    Without some major shifts - Romney's path is a very unforgiving one.
     
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    It's going to be an uphill climb, no doubt. However some of those states that have voted Dem in the past might just turn a little red.
     
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    North Carolina is firm in the Romney camp. Thinking that obama can win there is nonsense. So is Indiana. Looking at it today, so is Florida he's up there. Ohio is a coal state and grumbling because obama's energy policy intends to devastate the economy once he shuts down the mines. Democrats insist that Aizona is a swing state. That's puzzling since Zonies are pretty unified against the many lawsuits filed by the obama regime. Colorado shows distinct signs of rebelling against obama's same sex marriage proposals. Virginia is a divided state with the liberals in the north and conservatives in the south. Who wins will depend on who gets out the vote. Virginians may be inclined to give some punishment to the regime that denied aid after the earthquake.

    It is still somewhat early and obama may yet make more disastrous mistakes on the order of declaring his support for same sex marriage.
     
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    And I know that there is some optimism among Romney supporters about places like Wisconsin especially. That could pontentially open up a bit bigger window of opportunity for Romney as well.
     
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    Pennsylvania is not out of the question either.
     

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