OIHO Apparently Not Impressed With Choom Master B’s Performance

Some interesting stats in the accompanying article (!!!):

Ohio shocker: GOP closes early voting gap, boosting Romney

In a remarkable reversal of fortune for President Obama in Ohio, the GOP has closed the huge gap in absentee ballot requests used by early voters that favored the Democrats and the president in 2008, setting up what one state analyst said could be a Mitt Romney blowout on Election Day.

While in 2008, 33 percent of the 1,158,301 absentee ballots went to Democrats and just 19 percent to registered Republicans, a 14-point gap, this year 29 percent are being requested by Democrats and 24 percent by Republicans, a five-point gap.

And in a sign that the enthusiasm of 2008 voters is depressed, just 638,997 absentee ballots have been requested, according to American Majority Action, which culled the statistics together from Ohio college professors who are tracking the state’s absentee ballots used for early voting. The group provided Secrets with the details.

Even more dramatic, while the GOP has cut the Democratic advantage in early voting throughout the state, the changes favoring the Republicans in certain counties has been huge. In Franklin County, home to Columbus, for example, a 2008 Democratic advantage of 5 percent is now a 5 percent GOP advantage. In Cuyahoga County, home to Democratic Cleveland, the GOP has shaved six points off the Democrat’s 2008 advantage. And in Hamilton County, home to Cincinnati, Republicans have expanded their 2008 advantage to 13 percent.

University of Dayton Professor Larry Schweikart told American Majority Action President Ned Ryun that the GOP gains favor Romney. “Although it is early, we will soon be at a point where–assuming Republicans vote for Romney–the Democrats will have to overwhelmingly win all the remaining early voting just to be even on November 6. But, given Ohio’s voting history, if the numbers are even close after early voting, Obama will lose, and possibly lose big.”

Read the whole thing for the registration swings at the bottom of the page. Holy Bazinga!

Oh, my heart. The numbers just follow what we hear in the shop when a customer’s in the store ~ regardless of their indiviual economic standing/ethnic persuasion ~ and Barack Obama is on TV running his mouth, and it’s EVERY FRICKIN’ TIME. If they were looking at clothes, talking to one of us, whatever. Conversation ceases mid-sentence, they look up at the TV and, at the very LEAST, shake their heads in disgust, roll their eyes and most say something about they cannot WAIT for the day they don’t hear him haranguing them incessantly.

That’s how we’ve been judging the climate. Word of mouth and body language.

You’re sure as HELL not going to hear things going forward that will give you heart and bring good cheer. You’ll have to read the auguries yourself and KNOW the wind breathes fresh.

(ths notes: And no, I didn’t misspell OHIO)

One Response to “OIHO Apparently Not Impressed With Choom Master B’s Performance”

  1. Kathy Kinsley says:

    “You’ll have to read the auguries yourself and KNOW the wind breathes fresh.”

    Don’t have time – or time out of the house – to do so. Thanks for reading them for me.

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