THE KEY TO THE 2012 ELECTIONS IS VOTER TURNOUT!
(By this we mean...Democrats staying home and Republicans and independents going to the polls on Election Day!)
Romney needs to hold rallies in Republican stronghold areas and pay less attention to areas where Democrats are the majority. For instance, yesterday in Missouri he held several events in St. Louis County (Democrat Stronghold). This triggered a response from the Democrats and gave them an opportunity to rev up their troops.
Campaigning in Democrat strongholds would seem at best to be a waste of time and at worst to be a motivator to get out the vote for BO. Could the Romney Campaign be spending precious campaign time getting in the face of Obama's supporters so they will be more certain to turn out in BIG NUMBERS in November? The event at the Ritz Carleton was a winner because it was a fund raiser attended by supporters. Our comments here refer to the earlier public event. We would just as soon follow a strategy that tells BO's supporters that the election is "on Thursday" and "not to bother to vote, Obama has it made!" Maybe Joe Sixpak leftie will believe it and be distracted by something that takes him/her away from the polls on election day!
We would urge the Romney Campaign to be sure to include a healthy dose of campaigning in Republican and independent conservative stronghold areas like St. Charles County, Missouri where Republicans and conservatives outnumber the "lefties" by comfortable margins. We sense that more motivation is needed in order to insure a BIG majority vote for Romney. That huge turnout will be needed from these areas in order to make up the difference and get past the divisions that still exist from a very divisive primary campaign.
Republicans and independents still need to be motivated to go to the polls and in their present mindset they are unlikely to drive through Democrat majority country to hear a campaign message no matter how well it is delivered! We know Romney can motivate conservatives and independents and the campaign needs to recognize this and schedule plenty of appearances in conservative areas like St. Charles County.
Our view is that VOTER TURNOUT is THE KEY to winning in November and in order to assure that, the grass roots folks in conservative areas need to see more of Mitt Romney!