Romney Should Seek a Big Win

Writing in the Wall Street Journal last week, Karl Rove described Mitt Romney's electoral strategy as being as simple as 3-2-1.  Beginning from the base of states that John McCain carried in 2008 (plus the single electoral vote that Obama carried in Nebraska that year), a Romney victory requires only three steps.  First, he needs to win back Republican-leaning Indiana, North Carolina, and Virginia.  Second, he needs to take Florida and Ohio, two states that George W. Bush won in both 2000 and 2004 and that were relatively close in 2008.  Finally, having done that, he needs to win just a single additional swing state -- take your pick from New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, Colorado, or New Mexico -- in order to secure the presidency.  As expected, given that Rove is perhaps the only man living who can claim to have masterminded two victorious campaigns for the presidency, this is sound advice.  However, if you examine the...(Read Full Article)