Or the don't-let-the-defectors-escape effort could backfire. Clark County was the only Ohio county to defect from supporting Democrat Al Gore in 2000 to favoring George W. Bush in 2004.
In 2012, women voters are giving Romney a second look because they suspect that Obama cannot fix the anemic economy. Hence the trumped-up "war on women."
"Do I really think we're going back to the point where women won't be able to have abortions or birth control is going to be rationed?" Cincinnati voter Dana Hogan asked during an interview with The New York Times. She added, "I think it's just a scare tactic. Really, you think women are that dumb?"