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Will 2012 Presidential Race All Come Down to Virginia?


P080609PS-0727At TPM, Josh Marshall says Virginia is 2012’s presidential prize:

[I]f Obama wins Virginia he can lose both Florida and Ohio and he’ll almost certainly still going to win. Another way of putting it is that Virginia is one state where 2008 really seemed to change the map rather than just being another state – like Indiana, for instance – that just got swept up in the tide. Florida and to a lesser extent Ohio look like the same sandbox we remember from 2000, 2004 and 2008. But Virginia’s quite different. Or at least that’s what the Obama campaign are betting on. My sense is that the demography of the state really has passed a tipping point. And the economy in the state is relatively strong. So I think Obama still has a very solid shot. But for my money, Virginia really is the state to watch.

Unfortunately for President Obama, the Democratic Party of Virginia has watched many of 2008’s gains slip away. But at the moment, even right-tilting pollster Rasmussen has Obama leading Romney in Virginia.

  • Elaine in Roanoke

    If I remember correctly, the first fairly large-scale application of protocols to connect computers was done by scientists working for the Defense Department in the 1960’s. There was a need to connect Cheyenne Mountain with the Strategic Air Command and the Pentagon during the Cold War.

    And, as we all know, Al Gore never said he “invented” the Internet. That was a lie promulgated by the Bush campaign.

  • Elaine in Roanoke

    That comment should have been posted on the entry below Miles’…It sure has nothing to do with his fine entry 🙂