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Talking about Ohio since -- since the -- had to be getting it time and that state played out last night in many ways that we expected it would be the most prized.
Stayed on the entire map with its eighteen electoral votes and really difficult to see.
-- either man wins the White House if you don't win the state of Ohio pres Obama won it.
With 90% reporting it was close 5048 still some votes will be tabulated -- the coming days and weeks.
So -- -- Mitt Romney not capitalize in the state of Ohio we always know the democratic votes are up here around Cleveland.
And to do well in the -- part of the state Franklin County that's Columbus but down here in the southwestern part of the state this will be a surprise.
To the Republican Party not only in Hamilton County Cincinnati.
But also the Republican Party across the state.
Because this is a county that they wanted to take blue.
And make it -- again had not been blue back in 2008 until what 1964.
As reliably Republican territory.
But you lose votes down here when you don't when the counting the other want to point out is that these are strong Republican areas here up in Warren county.
No Mitt Romney did really well 69%.
Of the vote in that county alone but go back to 2004.
You want to see what you need to win that state now.
President Bush was at 72%.
In a close race like this to -- three points and counties like that.
Can make a difference -- -- -- live in Columbus.
-- like good morning.
Good morning bill and -- -- you want to look for a cause you can boil it down or simplify it to two words auto bailout.
And to back that up but let's look at some of what we got from the exit poll you look at the numbers of people said as they left the polls.
Six in ten Ohio voters supported the auto bailout.
Of the people who supported the auto bailout 75% of them.
Cast their vote for the president and -- really get into the nitty gritty let's take one more look at the county by county break -- you look across Ohio Mitt Romney.
Took most of the real estate.
But the president took most of the population centers particularly as you look to the north of the state the areas where the manufacturing.
Is located at Democrats did a good job.
Of communicating the idea that the president would protect the manufacturing jobs Mitt Romney would let Detroit go bankrupt and let the ripple effect follow.
Bill you know that is very interesting -- -- when you talk about adult auto bailout how Democrats have hammered that home.
Time and again that that there will always time you can repeat -- -- your head right now one and a jobs in Ohio tied to the auto auto industry now Republicans will debate that number.
You know but -- all the money spent on advertising there can you tell who was more effective.
At getting out their message.
-- -- -- -- Well you talk about getting out the message in the ground game out here was unprecedented.
You could -- use words like overwhelming you heard people in Ohio.
Use the word annoying just because their door had been knocked on their TV was -- their phone was ringing all the time.
But I think and it -- to one exit poll question and really provide the answer as far as who was more effective and that question was.
Who do you blame for the current economic problems in this is in a state that ranks tenth in terms of foreclosures -- -- they blame.
Of them blamed President Bush only 40% of imported pointed to the current president and terms -- responsibility for the economy.
-- no Republican has ever won the White House without Ohio.
And that stands.
Yet again today Mike Tobin laden columns thank you --
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