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Can Obama win Ohio in the general election if he becomes the nominee?

Ohio is a state that must be won for a candidate to become president. It was won twice by Bill Clinton and twice by Bush Jr

Asked By: Retired - 5/27/2008
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Ohio was won by under 2% in the general election in each of the past 2 terms. My prediction is Obama taking Ohio, but that is with very little certainty. My argument for each candidate... More
Answered By: Steve S - 5/27/2008
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Thanks a lot Ohio!
Answered By: Li - 5/27/2008
 
We'll see in November, won't we?
Answered By: wmayers99 - 5/27/2008
 
what about the presidents who didn't win that state and won the election? George Washington didn't win Ohio or New Hampshire, and he got handed the job. (lookit me- I can twist facts like the news channels!)
Answered By: blase' blahhh - 5/27/2008
 
just a question if you don't mind answering please. Why must Ohio be won in order to become president?
Answered By: valerie v - 5/27/2008
 
Yes he can. He will need to work at it, but the Economy will drive voters to the Dem. Party. OBAMA / RICHARDSON 08
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Answered By: Big E - 5/27/2008
 
It will be a fight - but I don't think it's totally impossible.
Answered By: therealmadea - 5/27/2008
 
It's hard to say. Why MUST it be won for a candidate to win though? What's the point in all the other states voting if it really comes down to Ohio?
Answered By: Skelly B! - 5/27/2008
 
No chance
Answered By: Mister_Ray_the_Sequel - 5/27/2008
 
As an Ohioan I'll say maybe. Unlikely though. Why? Because he's black. A state that loves to elect Republican governors wouldn't elect a black Republican as governor.
Answered By: Jeff A Founding Father - 5/27/2008
 
If The Clintons are true partisan politicains,...YES. Otherwise if the 'true nature' of hillary (as I presently se it persists), mostlikely not!!
Answered By: Teedaddy - 5/27/2008
 
That is not entirely true. A person doesn't have to win Ohio to be president. It's just that most of the time, the candidate that wins Ohio happens to win. Ohio's a big state. Lots of voters... More
Answered By: Nathan G - 5/27/2008
 
Since it looks as if he is going to be the nominee, I certainly hope he can, but it will be very difficult. He must win Ohio's Electoral College votes in order to be president because it looks as if he can't win Florida. I don't understand Obama's strategy but he must have a plan... More
Answered By: tribeca_belle - 5/27/2008
 
Not if all the "bitter, angry, gun-toting, Bible-loving" people vote.
Answered By: mark030150 - 5/27/2008
 
Neither Al Gore nor John Kerry won the two racist states... More
Answered By: coolone - 5/27/2008
 
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