A series of polls have shown the Romney/Ryan ticket pulling ahead in Wisconsin and Michigan. Should this hold, going into November Caligula (Obama)’s regime will be in trouble.
Lost amid the daily uproar over embattled Senate candidate Todd Akin’s refusal to drop his Missouri bid is a growing effort by the GOP to spotlight a tightening presidential race in the Upper Midwest.
The Republican National Committee has pounced on new polling data in Michigan and Wisconsin that show President Obama losing ground to Mitt Romney after the latter announced Paul Ryan as his running mate. And in what may — or may not — have been a coincidence, Vice President Joe Biden made a pair of campaign stops in Minnesota on Tuesday and will make several more in Michigan today.
To be sure, there’s a high degree of skepticism in some Republican circles about whether any of these states will truly be in play this fall. But given Romney’s growing fundraising advantage over Obama, the ultimate effect of this shift may simply be to force the president to spend more money defending his shrinking lead there.
Mitt Romney’s picking of Paul Ryan shows the GOP for the first time since the Reagan era is serious about economic issues. This is putting into play states that have not gone Republican in a generation. When Republicans run on economic and fiscal issues, they win.