Crowds matter. Enthusiasm matters. Excitement matters. Turnout matters. Hope matters. Change matters. Obama had it in 2008. Romney has it in 2012.
So put Colorado in the bank. Along with Virginia after Obama's bizarre argument that the Navy doesn't need to be building more ships... Virginia has a big Navy presence and shipbuilding industry. Florida and North Carolina are already gone. So, as I've previously suggested, Romney is really already at 257 electoral votes. He needs 13 more. There are many routes there, including:
- Wisconsin and New Hampshire (14)
- Wisconsin and Iowa (16)
- Wisconsin and Nevada (16)
- New Hampshire, Iowa and Nevada (16)
- Michigan (16)
- Ohio (19)
- Pennsylvania (20)
But, in the meantime, be prepared for a lot of TV ads running on Milwaukee stations.