GOP Edge in Swing States

The world of political punditry seems convinced that the 2012 presidential election will be won in ten swing states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.  Two other states, Indiana (lean Republican) and Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (lean Democrat) could probably go either way in a close election. If the election is a landslide, as many conservatives, including me, believe, then these thirteen swing states will not matter.  Obama will likely get stuck with a group of northeastern states and a smattering of others.  If the election is close, however, those dozen states will likely decide the election. Almost wholly overlooked in the election is an advantage which Mitt Romney will have in those thirteen states which could well be decisive: heavyweight political muscle in the state governments.  This is a consequence of the sweeping nature of the 2010 Republican landslide. In those thirteen states,...(Read Full Article)