Utilizing Karl Rove‘s adage that you attack your opponent’s strengths not their weaknesses, Romney went up on Saturday with an ad in Ohio about the automobile industry.
The importance of this is ad is that it targets blue collar workers and union members, shoring up Romney’s support with the white working class in Ohio. The importance also is Romney has movement and momentum in Ohio 9 days out and is now tied in recent polls with Obama. On Sunday, Ohio Governor John Kasich said on “Meet the Press”:
I believe right now we are currently ahead. Internals show us currently ahead. I honestly think that Romney is going to carry Ohio. And you know I haven’t been saying this. I now believe its going to happen
National Review‘s Josh Jordon, superb poll analyst who tweets as @NumbersMuncher said that “I kind of hate talk of internals, but Kasich &Co haven’t used the word ‘ahead’ for internals in Ohio. Always say ‘tied.’Could be significant.”
Kasich isn’t just talking, he’s describing real momentum in Ohio. Because state polls are a lagging indicator, there’s a very real possibility that Romney will start polling ahead of Obama in Ohio in the next few days. Romney is nowing leading in Ohio by two points, according to Rasmussen Reports. Further, Karl Rove states today that Romney has the momentum.