TAMPA , Fla. – The outcome to the south, in the largest swing state, now seems very much in doubt, even as the lion’s share of attention in the presidential campaign goes to the battleground of Ohio and the storm-battered states of the Mid-Atlantic.
Ann Romney battled depression and the onset of multiple sclerosis, revealing the tender side to the man who will formally accept the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday. And she recalled how her husband would “curl up in bed with me.”
The choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as Romney’s running mate and the upcoming Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla , may get a boost for Romney.
These can be a welcome to the campaign that saw slippage by several percentage points in polls to President Barack Obama before Saturday’s Ryan announcement.
It is normal that in presidential race positive bumps are common. But it’s just common for them to fade, at times suddenly.
The selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin got a nice spike from Sen. John McCain selection followed immediately by an upbeat 2008 Republican convention in St. Paul , Minn. This GOP nominee allowed drawing even in some polls heading into the fall campaign season even with Obama.
Palin’s qualifications quickly arose controversy. The McCain’s erratic response to September’s financial meltdown suffered too much the ticket including his off-key claim that “all the fundamentals are fine.”
The Ryan’s selection shows an initial division as what some polls show. Despite his prominent role in Washington as the architect of conservative GOP budgets but they also suggest voters don’t know much about him.
The two sides’ are now scrambling to define him for voters. According to the Democrats the budgets reward the wealthy with tax breaks at the expense of the middle class. While the newly energized Republicans consider him as a spirited champion of conservative values that would help rein in federal spending.
Andy Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center said “If there is a bump. It’s likely to be short-lived.” This is noting that the Democratic convention closely follows GOP one.
The four candidates campaigned Tuesday intensively in those states considered as their battle ground.
Romney in Ohio is in deep campaigned while Obama prolong his bus trip across Iowa. The two for Vice President is also on each direction for Ryan to Colorado and Vice president Joe Biden in rural southern Virginia.