The Democratic Convention
Pres. Obama outlined his vision for the next four years and attacked Mitt Romney as continuing the policies of the past. Following his acceptance a new poll and electoral map outlined the general election:
Light blue: Lean Republican
Dark blue: Solid Republican
Light red: Lean Democrat
Dark red: Solid Democrat
Grey: Toss up.
The General Election:
Following the conventions the Romney/Bachmann ticket hit the ground. Campaigning in the battleground states of: Ohio, Virginia, New Hampshire, Colorado and Nevada. President Obama's approval ratings stood at: 44%.
Romney vs. Obama:
Romney speaking with voters.
The Wind down:
The first debate centered around the economy, and Romney hit Pres. Obama for his ineffectiveness on dealing with the nation's economy, gas prices and the national debt. Perhaps the most anticipated moment of the night was when Pres. Obama addressed the issue of Health Care and his praise of Romney's plan in Massachusetts. Romney remained calm and simply smiled at the President and delivered a remark similar to Ronald Reagan's "There you go again" remark to Jimmy Carter.
Romney attacked the President on what he called an overreach on health care and suggested that he should have been called, if wanted to know what worked and what didn't in Massachusetts. Pres. Obama did not comment and the debate went on.
The reaction to the debate was that no one won. Though Romney received praised for his answers on the economy and health care.
Romney vs. Obama
Romney vs. Obama
The second debate which covered foreign policy proved to be an Obama victory, and the Vice-Presidential Debate proved to be a tie between Bachmann and Biden. The final debate proved itself to be a Romney victory. It was a town hall format and Romney seemed to answers the questions with ease, while Obama stumbled.
Romney came out of the final debate with a thin lead over President Obama.
On election day President Obama and Mitt Romney appeared to be dead even.
Though pundits speculated whoever won would win narrowly, but no one could guess who that person would be. "It's a 50-50."
Good evening America, the race for the White House has come down to tonight: Election Night 2012. The polls have closed in six states and we can project winners in those states:
For Gov. Romney we project the states of:
South Carolina: 56%-41%
For Pres. Obama we project the state of:
We cannot make projections in the states of Georgia or Virginia at this time, but hear stands the electoral map. It is Mitt Romney with an early lead, but we have more states to project, so this election is far from over.
R: 28: 51.5%
D: 3: 46.0%
At 7:30 Ohio and North Carolina remain too close to call, but we can project the state of West Virginia for Mitt Romney.
The eight o'clock hour and we have projections to make for the President. We project Mr. Obama will carry the states of:
New Jersey: 55%-44%
For Gov. Romney we project:
We can also project for him the battleground state of:
New Hampshire: 53%-45%
And there is the map. Gov. Romney holds a five delegate lead over Pres. Obama in the electoral vote, and now, hold one we have a projection to make. Mitt Romney will carry the state of Georgia.
That now puts Gov. Romney at 96 electoral votes to President Obama's 75. We'll be back after this short break.
The nine o'clock hour and with 156 electoral delegates up for grabs we can project winners in the following states. For the President:
New York: 60%-39%
Rhode Island: 60%-39%
New Mexico: 53%-44%
For Gov. Romney:
South Dakota: 59%-39%
We can also project him the winner in the state of North Carolina. Pres. Obama carried it four years ago and it was the site of the Democratic Convention, but it returns the Republican tonight. North Carolina is now the fourth state to switch from Democrat to Republican tonight.
Here stands the map:
Gov. Romney with a lead over President Obama, and it appears we have a major projection to make. President Obama will carry the state of Ohio. This is certainly a major blow to the Romney campaign, and we should note no Republican has ever won the White House without Ohio.
We'll return in a moment.