Timo, Nick, Mr. Blackwell,
I know Romney is bringing in more money, and Republican Governors in varying "Battleground states" who are making it more difficult for Democrats, or those who normally vote Democratic, to vote but Holder is fighting that based on Constitutional grounds, and seems to be making leeway in certain states.
But when you have a state like Tennessee becoming a "Battleground" state, that does put certain things into perspective. Obama will get all the Blue states, including Ohio. Florida is up for grabs but isn't it always?
People who make "protest votes", I really don't understand them. Especially those from consistant states that always vote one way. They don't like the person they voted in, that actually isn't for their political views, yet they voted for them, and complain afterward. You're not punishing anyone but yourselves: plain and simple.
Rubio will not be picked. He has less experience in Office than peoples views of Obama's experience.
Most of the opinions posed here, are from a "National" standpoint. You have to look at things from a "State" perspective. What states will favor who?
Obama: California -55, Colorado - 9, Connecticut - 7, Hawaii - 4, Illinois- 20, Maine - 4, Maryland - 10, Massachusetts - 11, Michigan - 16, Minnesota - 10, Nevada - 6, New Hampshire - 4, New Jersey - 14, New Mexico - 5, New York - 29, Deleware - 3, Ohio - 18, Oregon - 7,Pennsylvania - 20, Rhode Island - 4, Vermont - 3, Virginia - 13, Washington - 12, Washington, D.C. - 3, Wisconsin - 10, Iowa - 6 = 303
Romney: Alabama - 9, Arizona - 11, Alaska - 3, Arkansas - 6, Georgia - 16, Kansas - 6, Kentucky - 8, Louisiana - 8, Mississippi - 6, Missouri - 10, Montana - 3, Nebreska - 5, North Dakota - 3, Oklahoma - 7, South Carolina - 9, South Dakota - 3, Texas - 38, Utah - 6, West Virginia - 5, Wyoming - 3 = 176
Battleground states: Tennessee - 11, North Carolina - 15, Florida - 29 = 55
270 is needed to win, even if Romney picked up all 3 of those states, or perhaps even Iowa, he'd still wouldn't have enough. He would have to get Ohio, and Obama has a big lead in that state according to latest polling.
Romney may have the Popular vote locked but as I said: it doesn't really count for much.