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

Laura612 Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 7:21 AM
Romney has obviously made a decision to go with a Rubio counterpart with more experience, in the hopes that the similarities, as well as a vigorous and full-throated endorsement by Rubio, and Paul Ryan's demonstrated understanding of the Medicare issue would attract Floridians' attention. In addition, I'd say getting the introduction slot is damn strong evidence of Romney's support for Marco Rubio.
James165 Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 6:40 PM
If I am right, and I hope I am, it was just "window dressing"; a nod to Hispanics who the press tells us are obsessive about people of their own heritage. I'm not convinced of that, but what harm could it do?

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...