Seven States will decide the election

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    The 'super seven' swing states that will determine the presidency - The Week

    As usual, the swing states will decide our next president. Colorado, New Hampshire, Ohio, Florida, Iowa, Nevada and Virginia will see most of the presidential campaigning.

    Based on current make-up of states, Obama will go in with a probable 247 electoral votes to Romneys 206. 270 is needed to win

    Of the swing states electoral votes:

    Florida. 29
    Ohio. 18
    Virginia 13
    Colorado 9
    Iowa. 6
    Nevada 6
    New Hampshire 3

    Essentially, if Obama wins Florida, he wins
    Or if he wins Ohio or Virginia and one other state

    Romney has to win Florida, Ohio and Virginia if he has a hope of being elected
     
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    What this really shows is that Romney has to pick Rubio as his running mate. Florida is all or nothing for Romney. If he loses Florida, the election is over
     
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    Disagree, Christie is the guy.

    Traditionaly the VEEP is the attack-dog, and Chris Christie is the best man for that role. He is articulate, commanding, and sharp as a whip.

    We can win Florida without Rubio. Christie is raedy for prime-time now.
     
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    That's why us that want Obama out should take up residency in said states. :)
     
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    Romney would not take NJ with Christie on the ballot. Christie is a loose cannon that would hurt as much as he helps

    Romneys biggest fault is that he is dull and uninspiring on the campaign trail. Rubio has charisma and could bring more spark to the campaign
     
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    While I believe Obama will beat Romney, I think it's a safe bet that he will lose Virginia this time around. The GOP won back majorities in 2010, our Governer, Lt Governor and Attorney General are all Republicans now.

    EDIT: AND VA touts one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.
     
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    Obama demonizing Zimmerman is his Elain Gonzalez raid moment that will cost him FL
     
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