Let the 3-Day Home Stretch Begin
Romney, Obama hit the swing states
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2012 11:01 AM CDT
Supporters spell out "Ohio" as they cheer for Mitt Romney Friday in West Chester, Ohio.   (AP Photo/David Goldman)

(Newser) – Quick, rattle off as many of the "battleground states" as you can. Points for Ohio, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, Nevada, Wisconsin, Iowa, and New Hampshire. Partial credit for Pennsylvania, where Mitt Romney is still hoping for an upset, reports AP. And now you have a good idea where President Obama and Romney will be spending the final three days of the campaign—expect them to hit three or four states a day and to change schedules on the fly. Other tidbits:

  • Ohio, Florida: A Wall Street Journal/NBC poll has Obama up by 51-45 in Ohio and by a scant 49-47 in Florida. The latter state is especially important to Romney's chances, so he might take heart in knowing that a Tampa Bay Times poll has way better Florida numbers for him: He's up 51-45 in that one.
  • Themes: The Washington Post sums up how the campaign strategies have crystallized, that it's no longer enough to make it about the other guy. "The challenger seeking to unseat an incumbent must make a case for himself. The incumbent seeking to hold on to his office must convince voters not only that the alternative would be worse but also that he has earned the right to another term."
  • No more: If you just can't take any more politics, you can always do this.

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Nov 4, 2012 12:13 AM CDT
NBC/WSJ/Marist Ohio 10/31-11/1 O 51,R 45: 2008 actual-O 51.38, McCain 46.8 FL 10/31-11/1 O 49, R 47: 2008 actual-O 50.91, McCain 48.1 I suspect that by 11/5/12 NBC's polls will have all the swing states that Obama won in 2008 mirroring the actual vote totals of 2008. The question: will Obama get the same turnout for him as in 2008? In my opinion...NO.
Nov 3, 2012 4:56 PM CDT
A major hurricane hit the United States. Where's romney and lyin' ryan? A million miles away.
Nov 3, 2012 3:45 PM CDT
Bill Clinton: "When I was a kid and got caught with my hand in the cookie jar, I'd pull my hand out, shrug my shoulders, and get all red faced." "When Romney gets caught, he digs down deeper into the jar for more cookies." "Romney is proven to be lying and he goes out and spends more millions of dollars advertising the same lie."