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Does Mitt Romney Really Understand That Florida Is up for Grabs?

James165 Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 6:38 PM
Rubio is neither wonderful nor would he have had much to do with carrying Florida. A lot of Floridians who knew nothing about him when he was the Establishment's replacement for Crist (Rubio is Jeb Bush's protege), are now knowledgeable. Even the Tea Party, which endorsed him, later expressed regrets. He's not as popular here as people think, because he is the point man for amnesty for illegals and shows it almost every time he opens his mouth.. We kicked Mel Martinez out of office for being that same thing.

As readers know, this syndicated column is based out of the Republican-rich "First Coast" of Florida and Jacksonville's Florida Times-Union. Since 2000, I have been polling and analyzing Florida races for broadcast names such as Fox News' Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity, as well as CNN and a host of others. We polled Florida for Politico in 2008 and correctly showed Barack Obama winning by 1 percentage point.

As of now, were I to speak to Mitt Romney (which for most mortals is an impossible feat), I would advise him that touring the state is not enough to beat...