Politics
11:05 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Republicans Like Their Chances In Florida

Reporters from Politico are among the media mob in Boca Raton, where President Obama and Mitt Romney will meet for the last debate tonight at Lynn University, and what they have detected is a pronounced Republican swagger.

Why is the GOP so confident of its chances in the nation's largest swing state? Polling, mostly, among other persuasive reasons, plus the great gift of our state economy remaining in the tank. But the Democrats are not wholly despondent, writes Politico:

Democrats are hoping that their growing demographic advantage can help them eke out another win in an always competitive state they captured by 2.5 percentage points in 2008. Floridians love to call their state a microcosm of the country, and like America it’s becoming more diverse: there are even more minority voters this year than there were four years ago, and they’ll overwhelmingly support Obama.

 

Tonight's debate will be on foreign policy which has been an Obama strong suit until now. But there's new evidence in this Christian Science  Monitor piece that Romney is gaining ground even there.