Here’s an anti-Romney ad:
The setting is Marion, Indiana, about 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis.
The city is the home of Indiana Wesleyan University, the largest evangelical Christian university in the Midwest and largest private university in Indiana. Since 2003, former Olympic skater Wayne Seybold has been Marion’s mayor. Marion is also noted for being the birthplace of legendary actor James Dean and famed cartoonist Jim Davis, though both were raised in nearby Fairmount. It was also the location of the wedding of actress Julia Roberts and singer Lyle Lovett in 1993. The city is also the site of a famous lynching of two African Americans.
So, what’s the electoral projection for November?
|Polling average||40.0||49.0||Romney +9.0|
|Adjusted polling average||38.3||50.7||Romney +12.4|
|State fundamentals||41.2||50.0||Romney +8.8|
|Projected vote share ±7.2||45.2||53.6||Romney +8.4|
|Chance of winning||12%||88%|
Not a squeaker. Not even close. Mitt Romney has an 88% chance of winning in a state where workers were ordered to build a stage so his minions could have a platform from which they could fire everybody. Obama won Marion in 2008. No idea how he’s going to do there in 2012, but we know the rest of the state’s residents aren’t going to show much sympathy for their neighbors.
OK, Hoosiers. If that’s what you want …
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