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Old 07-26-2012, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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On the surface it maybe a fools errand but with the economy in the tank and New Jersey's high concentration of educated and relatively well off workforce the state maybe receptive to Romney's message of low taxes.

Thoughts? For the record I think New Jersey remains blue.


http://www.monmouth.edu/assets/0/84/...577460bde9.pdf
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:14 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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I think a conservative who stays away from certain social issues could possibly win a state like NJ. Their governor is a Republican and sort of conservative. Likely? I'm not sure about that, but it is possible.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:42 AM
 
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Bush contested New Jersy to a point in 2004. It may be worth trying. After all,it is next to PA,which is being contested. Maybe do some campaigning in certain areas. I wouldn't spend a lot of time and effort there,but it probably isn't the worst idea.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Eight points is a huge margin in today's political landscape. It is doubtful he could ever close that.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:12 AM
 
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Most likely it remains blue, but absolutely you contest it. In this economy, every state will be in play except for a few. You also don't know what might happen between now and election day - Obama seems to be making mistake after mistake and gaffe after gaffe.

Besides, it's not like the Romney campaign is going to be short on cash.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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On the surface it maybe a fools errand but with the economy in the tank and New Jersey's high concentration of educated and relatively well off workforce the state maybe receptive to Romney's message of low taxes.

Thoughts? For the record I think New Jersey remains blue.


http://www.monmouth.edu/assets/0/84/...577460bde9.pdf
I'd actually like to see polling done in each of the states. I think some media types are thinking some states are "givens" when they aren't.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:01 AM
 
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It would not hurt to campaign a little there. Personally,I would also if I were Romney,look at some other states,like Oregon and Maine.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I'd actually like to see polling done in each of the states. I think some media types are thinking some states are "givens" when they aren't.
I agree, I think a lot is going to happen in the next few months and it could be positive for Romney. I can't see anything going Obama's way right now. As for the polls, we will get a better picture in about 2 6 weeks or so; a couple of weeks after both conventions are over. Romney will probably get a boast when he announces his running mate, if that is prior to the convention and he will get another jump during and right after the convention; then it will be Obama's turn to get the boost, after the Democrat convention. give that time to settle down and we will really know how things stand. I don't think, right now, anything makes much difference, the economic news gets worse daily, the Olynpics will take the spotlight starting in a day or so, Romnye won't even be campaigning for at least a couple more weeks.

After all is said and done, Romney needs to do all he can to win as many states as possible, only forgetting states like Ca. Leave them alone, but many of the other states all seem to think are lost, may not be.

Nita
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:30 AM
 
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I agree, I think a lot is going to happen in the next few months and it could be positive for Romney. I can't see anything going Obama's way right now. As for the polls, we will get a better picture in about 2 6 weeks or so; a couple of weeks after both conventions are over. Romney will probably get a boast when he announces his running mate, if that is prior to the convention and he will get another jump during and right after the convention; then it will be Obama's turn to get the boost, after the Democrat convention. give that time to settle down and we will really know how things stand. I don't think, right now, anything makes much difference, the economic news gets worse daily, the Olynpics will take the spotlight starting in a day or so, Romnye won't even be campaigning for at least a couple more weeks.

After all is said and done, Romney needs to do all he can to win as many states as possible, only forgetting states like Ca. Leave them alone, but many of the other states all seem to think are lost, may not be.

Nita
Romney will no doubt be spending tv money in the Philly market. Much of that market is in New Jersey.
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