Prior to last week’s presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, polls indicated that Obama had an 8 point lead in the all-important swing state of Ohio. And as the liberal media loves to point out in every mention of Ohio, no Republican has ever won the presidential election without carrying Ohio.
Democrats have spent a lot of time and effort trying to get the early voting in Ohio extended as long as possible. They see it as an advantage for their party. I guess it gives them more time to cast fraudulent votes or something like that. However I know they aren’t please that Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State and his staff cleaned up the voter rolls by removing duplicate registrations and deceased voters. In all, they removed 450,000 names off the voter rolls and the majority of them were Democrats.
However, since the debate in which Romney soundly defeated Obama, the Ohio polls show that Obama and Romney are virtually tied with perhaps a 1 point difference.
Additionally and perhaps more telling are the people in Ohio requesting early absentee voting ballots. In the five largest counties in the state, there has been a 27% increase in requests from Republicans over the same time period in the 2008 election.
Dr. Larry Schweikart from the University of Dayton, commented on the early absentee voting trend seen so far in Ohio, saying:
“So far, although it is early, the overall across-the-board direction of every single county in Ohio seems to be not just challenging the pollsters’ template that Obama is widening his lead, but is obliterating it.”
“Given Ohio’s voting history, if the numbers are even close after early voting, Obama will lose, and possibly lose big.”
If history repeats itself, let’s hope and pray that the current trends in Ohio continue with the swing state swinging in Romney’s direction and that Dr. Schweikart is right and that Obama loses big in this all important swing state. And if history does repeat itself and Obama loses, then January 20, 2013 will be Obama’s last day in the White House and America may finally start its road to real recovery.