CLEVELAND - "This is Ground Zero for the 2012 Presidential Election," said Strongsville's Mayor, Thomas P. Perciak. And with that, Romney supporters in Strongsville kicked off an almost rare Ann Romney solo rally at the Strongsville Rec Center, a sign that the fight for the 2012 Presidential Election is literally right here, or at least back in Ohio.
Referred to as the "surrogates," Ann Romney rallied for her husband in one part of Ohio as former President Bill Clinton rallied for the president in Akron.
Both campaigns, Thursday, made sure to remind Ohio after the superstorm, that there is still an election. But the push for heavier campaigning we approach November 6 was seen Thursday to be taking its toll on the those involved.
A raspy Bill Clinton said to supporters in Akron, "You will have to forgive my voice, I have given it to President Obama in the campaign."
Ann Romney softy told supporters in Strongsville, "I deal with MS and that's kind of not easy. And because of that I haven't been able to stay with Mitt all the time, I kind of have to do my own pace, do my own deal and this is my last event, independent event, without Mitt."
Still Ann Romney made it out Thursday, a sign of the campaign determination we'll be seeing in these last few days. The Romneys, along with Paul Ryan, are expected to depart on a four-day, 11-state tour from West Chester, Ohio Friday. President Obama is expected to attend events throughout the state Friday as well, making it back to northeast Ohio for a visit to Mentor on Saturday.
Political analysts say no Republican has ever won the presidency without winning Ohio, which means these next few days may equal the grand finale of campaigning.
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