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Old 04-18-2012, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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Rhode Island could be a shocker, with such a horrid economy and Fiscal woes hanging around Obama will have a hard time selling reelection to Rhode Islanders, and I would venture to say if Providences mess ends in Bankruptcy it would be a difficult state to hold on to, despite it's uber-liberalness.
The people of Rhode Island are going to blame his predecessor and Republicans in Congress for the economic problems, just like the people of Wyoming would be putting the blame on Democrats if the exact situation happened in reverse there.

Unless we have a 1972/1984 type landslide (which is not going to happen) the political and ideological dynamics and realities of certain states (both on the Democratic and Republican side) simply won't allow it to go to the other party in a Presidential election. Rhode Island is certainly one of those states
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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What I was saying is Rhode Island is in Dismal shape, so as a result, the numbers will be close maybe 5-7%c", most likely not a win, but not a Blowout
GA has a chance of going Democrat this year too
overall a unusually large number of state will be in play because both canidates have a lot more voters who don't feel strongly about their choice, unlike Obama in 08.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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What I was saying is Rhode Island is in Dismal shape, so as a result, the numbers will be close maybe 5-7%c", most likely not a win, but not a Blowout
GA has a chance of going Democrat this year too
overall a unusually large number of state will be in play because both canidates have a lot more voters who don't feel strongly about their choice, unlike Obama in 08.
No, Rhode Island will be a blowout. It will be 20+ as it pretty much always is.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:54 PM
 
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No, Rhode Island will be a blowout. It will be 20+ as it pretty much always is.
Do you grasp the severity of probems in Rhode Island
Small Rhode Island Town Goes Bankrupt - DailyFinance

State to assist East Providence bankruptcy troubles - ABC6 - Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather

Bankruptcy Is The Only Soluton - Woonsocket, RI Patch
on top of city after city going bankrupt, 10/10.5% unemployment, not pretty for anyone, and certinally not good for any Incumbant trying to sell Rhode Islanders there Reelection.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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Do you grasp the severity of probems in Rhode Island
Small Rhode Island Town Goes Bankrupt - DailyFinance

State to assist East Providence bankruptcy troubles - ABC6 - Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather

Bankruptcy Is The Only Soluton - Woonsocket, RI Patch
on top of city after city going bankrupt, 10/10.5% unemployment, not pretty for anyone, and certinally not good for any Incumbant trying to sell Rhode Islanders there Reelection.
Yes the problems are severe, however they aren't going to blame Democrats, just like if the same thing happened in Wyoming with Republicans as the Incumbents, they aren't going to blame the GOP. The political dynamics just won't allow that to happen.

Rhode Island has been one of the three strongest Dem states (Dem-GOP) in every election since 1960, with the exception of Carter's strong southern run in 1976. The state likely won't be in the top 3 this year (NY likely will pass it) but its still going to be a very strong state for Obama, and as always one of he strongest Dem states in the country.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Beaverton, OR
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Any chance of Obama winning Missouri? And what are Romney's chances in Iowa?
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:26 AM
 
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Any chance of Obama winning Missouri? And what are Romney's chances in Iowa?
Missouri will probably go Republican, Iowa seem to be a toss up, but leaning Republican.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Billerica, MA
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Do you grasp the severity of probems in Rhode Island
Small Rhode Island Town Goes Bankrupt - DailyFinance

State to assist East Providence bankruptcy troubles - ABC6 - Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather

Bankruptcy Is The Only Soluton - Woonsocket, RI Patch
on top of city after city going bankrupt, 10/10.5% unemployment, not pretty for anyone, and certinally not good for any Incumbant trying to sell Rhode Islanders there Reelection.
RI is in bad shape. As my home state (and my hometown - East Providence) continues to fall apart, the people have to demand more accountability from their state leaders. David Cicilline will not win re-election (probably not even the primary). But, as Smash says, this is a state with such heavy Democratic biases that breaking through will be hard. Some people, like my father, simply vote D because that is what they did their whole life and would rather live with the status quo then want to up and change things in the state. It's a sad state of affairs really, and if things don't change soon, RI will decay further.

The Democrats in control in RI need to be bold and make drastic changes to the way that state is run. If you need a poster child for the out of control spending and welfare state on a state level, RI is the poster child for that.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:24 AM
 
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If you need a poster child for the out of control spending and welfare state on a state level, RI is the poster child for that.
I hope there is room for California on that poster.


I cannot wait to get my ballot with not one, but two tax increases proposed.
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