Ah but if Romney is the nominee, Ohio is going to be a very hard State for him to win. Romney supported the anti-labor union law which was just defeated at the ballots. There’s going to be a lot of resentment against him about that. Also, Ohio is one of the few States in the Union that actually supported the auto bailouts – as they obviously benefited a lot from it. As the article below points out, while Obama can win without Ohio, the Republican nominee can’t. By the way, a Romney nomination is certainly not going to excite the Tea Party base. They obviously will not be voting for Obama, but their turnout may dampen with Romney on the ballot. There’s also a chance that a third party nutto like Donald Trump may yet come in, taking further votes away from the Republican nominee. Things can obviously change, but as of right now I’m very confident of an Obama reelection.
Ohio back on President Obama's dance card