Why are Romney and Ryan losing their home states?

  • KissTheSky

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    Nov 05, 2012 12:37 AM GMT
    It seems the states that know Romney and Ryan best don't want anything to do with them.

    Romney was governor of Massachusetts for years, but now he is losing badly to Obama there. Romney is behind by an embarrassing 20-something points in Massachusetts.
    He claims to have a record of successes in Massachusetts, but apparently the people of that state don't see it that way at all.

    Romney grew up in Michigan, where is father was the governor, but he is losing that state to Obama as well, by big margins in the double digits.

    The closest thing the jet-setting Romneys have now to a "home" is in California, where they are building yet another mansion (they are tearing down a $12 million dollar sea-side home because it's not lavish enough for them.. they plan to replace it with an 11,000-square foot estate with the now-famous car elevators.) But California is also favoring Obama by leads in the double digits. So Romney is losing all his home states.

    Paul Ryan is from Wisconsin, which is going for Obama by 4-6 points according to polls on RCP.

    I can't remember a Presidential ticket that lost the home states of both the candidates. Has this ever happened before?

    Definitely a sign of a weak ticket ... maybe Republican primary voters should have asked themselves how Romney would win over the entire country, when he couldn't even carry his home state?
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 05, 2012 12:38 AM GMT
    Let's pick this discussion up again on Tuesday night after Romney wins Wisconsin and the Presidency
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    Nov 05, 2012 12:40 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidLet's pick this discussion up again on Tuesday night after Romney wins Wisconsin and the Presidency


    That clock you keep posting is your alarm clock going off after you wake up from your dreams of Romney winning. icon_lol.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 05, 2012 12:44 AM GMT
    David4985 said
    CuriousJockAZ saidLet's pick this discussion up again on Tuesday night after Romney wins Wisconsin and the Presidency


    That clock you keep posting is your alarm clock going off after you wake up from your dreams of Romney winning. icon_lol.gif



    Now David, you know better than that. The Countdown Clock is counting down to the day when American voters will choose a new beginning for America....

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    Nov 05, 2012 12:47 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    David4985 said
    CuriousJockAZ saidLet's pick this discussion up again on Tuesday night after Romney wins Wisconsin and the Presidency


    That clock you keep posting is your alarm clock going off after you wake up from your dreams of Romney winning. icon_lol.gif



    Now David, you know better than that. The Countdown Clock is counting down to the day when American voters will choose a new beginning for America....



    Yes. A new begining by having PRESIDENT Obama win along with democrats winning both House and Senate. Making sure our country continues to move forward. icon_wink.gif
  • Webster666

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    Nov 05, 2012 12:47 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidLet's pick this discussion up again on Tuesday night after Romney wins Wisconsin and the Presidency


    If Romney wins Wisconsin, I owe you an 11,000 square foot estate, on the coast of California.

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  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 05, 2012 12:48 AM GMT
    David4985 said
    Yes. A new begining by having PRESIDENT Obama win along with democrats winning both House and Senate. Making sure our country continues to move forward. icon_wink.gif




    HA!!!!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 05, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
    Webster666 said

    If Romney wins Wisconsin, I owe you an 11,000 square foot estate, on the coast of California.

    bflw5i.jpg




    Really?!?!?! Woooo-Hoooo....I'm Movin' On Up!

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    Nov 05, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
    Bush Jr. was the ONLY Republican who's come close to winning Wisconsin since 1984.

    Polls predicted it was a Bush possibility...Gore and Kerry barely won it.

    If they didn't break for Dubya, they won't break for Romney.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 05, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    libertpaulian said
    If they didn't break for Dubya, they won't break for Romney.



    Hmmmm...Nah, I prefer to see this as "If they ALMOST broke for Dubya, they'll break for Romney".
  • KissTheSky

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    Nov 05, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
    George W. Bush won Texas (twice)
    Bill Clinton won Arkansas (twice)
    George HW Bush won Texas
    Ronald Reagan won California (twice)
    Jimmy Carter won Georgia
    and so on.

    Mitt Romney on track to LOSE Massachusetts
    Paul Ryan on track to LOSE Wisconsin

    I think this is a failure of historic proportions, which will be regarded as the weakest ticket in decades.
    A ticket so weak that the people in their home states, who have seen their leadership up close for years, think they are unfit to lead our country.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 05, 2012 1:08 AM GMT
    KissTheSky said

    I think this is a failure of historic proportions, which will be regarded as the weakest ticket in decades.
    A ticket so weak that the people in their home states, who have seen their leadership up close for years, think they are unfit to lead our country.



    We should probably have the paramedics on hand for you on Election Night, Kiss...You may need special attention. icon_wink.gif


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    Nov 05, 2012 1:21 AM GMT
    KissTheSky said
    I think this is a failure of historic proportions, which will be regarded as the weakest ticket in decades.
    A ticket so weak that the people in their home states, who have seen their leadership up close for years, think they are unfit to lead our country.


    And - embarrassingly - the best Obama can do is a tie or +2 points or so. What does that say about Messiah Obama?

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    Nov 05, 2012 2:31 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidGeorge W. Bush won Texas (twice)
    Bill Clinton won Arkansas (twice)
    George HW Bush won Texas
    Ronald Reagan won California (twice)
    Jimmy Carter won Georgia
    and so on.

    Mitt Romney on track to LOSE Massachusetts
    Paul Ryan on track to LOSE Wisconsin

    I think this is a failure of historic proportions, which will be regarded as the weakest ticket in decades.
    A ticket so weak that the people in their home states, who have seen their leadership up close for years, think they are unfit to lead our country.


    And Al Gore lost Tenn but won popular vote...George McGovern (RIP) lost SD his home state in 1972 - winning only Mass & DC.