Could Virginia be the most crucial swing state in 2012?
Which candidate has a better chance?
- Duration 4:44
- Date May 7, 2012
Which candidate has a better chance?
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There is a crucial state this election year it has just sixteen electoral votes but.
We you know the way this map is -- not capturing the Old Dominion state would mean a much easier path to victory for either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney.
That's why some Republicans are criticizing this event.
We're Tea Party favorite congresswoman Michelle Bachmann endorse Mitt Romney.
In Portsmouth on Thursday they -- her endorsement may alienate the crucial swing voters in this state right now.
A Washington Post poll shows President Obama leading the state with 51% of registered voters to Romney's 44.
Let's bring back our campaign insiders Doug -- -- could tell John absolutely -- -- -- what was he doing there with Michelle.
Auckland in Virginia yup I think getting rid of having Hamburg they're getting up early I think the argument applies to.
If she's there and the in Washington will do it there -- can you know some people won't forget -- -- time it's done.
And in -- -- does look blue look to this policy -- because she's not popular with the base.
The problem is there current problems -- suburban women and independents and she's not that -- Look Virginia is a real problem the president's -- assume present that -- -- presidential race in.
Pennsylvania is to be in Ohio and Florida tightened up again let's put those polls -- -- pat talk up and down.
Of of -- -- but the president does have an advantage in Virginia which was once a staunch Republican state.
This is what Romney cannot afford to do he can I was -- spend election fighting for states that they should already have in Virginia is one of.
Guy and what's going on Greg.
Is that with 253.
Electoral votes now according to real clear politics and the president's column he only needs Ohio or Florida.
And bottom line the president is in a position.
That the electoral map right now favors him at the same time that the economic news gets worse -- the swing states and look at so it's problematic here we are here's the electoral map and if you include the blue and light blue.
Which is leaning toward Obama he's got 253.
According to real clear politics electoral map.
115 or -- -- Romney's got a 170.
He's got a long way to go to catch up got I think it's nine states that all voted for Obama last time that.
Most people considered the key swing state -- like this is -- I keep saying.
Yes you have to worry about the critical -- Eight -- you need a big game changer you need to move this is a presidential election.
Need to move the country -- move the country you'll -- the critical.
We have all three of us even though we disagree on politics.
All believe the same overall theme which is governor Romney can win the presence of writes like a heavyweight champion -- -- fight you have to go take the belt away from the champ.
Romney is sitting there like his stick in the mud thinking events will win it for mate instead of saying I'm gonna go out and be president you know the.
The other thing is dead -- you you know this the old saying money is the mother's milk of pollard's rights and this commander in chief has if I read this correctly.
Campaign fund -- -- and a half years than his six predecessors combined.
And put up the picture of Clooney and the president.
Clooney is going to be raising watt.
Twelve million dollars a record amount for a private inventors patent I was saying but let me make a point take you inside the White House.
Bottom line they would say to you yet -- yeah.
Jarrett you're right and we got to do it because they're Republican super pacs that will spend with the 500 million.
Dollars with the sole goal of ousting the president but the president has virtually no super packed my -- Let's remember that this is the president the New York Times this morning editorializing about trying to revive.
The presidential public financing system the president as a person killed.
He is the one because you can raise so much money last time right you did it.
The fact of the matter is he spends so much time and this is what I think he runs the danger of on the -- thing and which you said great about the number of foreign.
What is president spending his time doing more people are suffering a plane you're all playing golf and but more importantly raising money and the thing with Clooney is.
He's already under some.
Suspicion he's a celebrity president Republican should be saying which they don't it's who does he really care what -- -- -- working people he says he does but look who is what.
Judge Sean John -- VA hands up packet up great to see our campaign insiders you can get more from a.