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Biden predicts overall Obama victory but not so sure about Florida

by George Bennett | November 5th, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden is predicting a big win for President Obama on Tuesday, with the veep forecasting that several battleground states will fall into Obama’s column.

He’s less bullish on Florida, according to a White House pool report from Virginia today:

“I think we have a clear shot of doing well in the so-called firewall. I think we’ll win Ohio. I think we’ll win Wisconsin. I think we’ll win Iowa. I think we’ll win Nevada. I think we’ll win New Hampshire. I think Florida will be close, but I think we have a real shot at winning. And this state, we’ve got a clear shot at winning.”

In Roanoke, Va., where Biden delivered pizzas to campaign workers, he excluded Florida from a list of swing states where he flatly predicted victory, according to another pool report:

“This is no malarkey. We genuinely feel good about the campaign. I’ve spent an awful lot of time in what they call the firewall – Ohio and Iowa and Wisconsin. We’re going to win all three of those states. We’re going to win Nevada, New Hampshire, Colorado. We have a chance not just to win but actually to make a real statement about unifying this country.”

Biden did make an ambiguous reference to Florida later, according to the pool report: “Virginia makes a gigantic statement. Ohio will make a gigantic statement. Florida – all tossup states. … They represent very different constituencies. The same with Colorado.”

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8 Responses to “Biden predicts overall Obama victory but not so sure about Florida”

  1. Kate Says:

    Joe, just call me Joe…if he stated these facts it must be true! Whatever! Stay calm Obama supporters stop being so hysterical and out of control. Put on your adult britches and move on, like II did when Obama was elected the first time. If he squeaks by one LAST time, that will be that..TERM LIMITS, ya gotta love it! I do.

  2. Joe Says:

    Hurray for Obama/Biden! They’re going to have a BIG win tomorrow. Most likely by a large 70 electoral vote lead.

  3. Mike Says:

    RED FLAG for those states which are most exposed to natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, floods and earthquakes.

    Gov. Romney Has Advocated Cutting The Federal Government Roll In Disaster Relief By Turning The Disaster Relief Over To The State Or States Effected By The Disaster. And now just in the last few days, BECAUSE OF HURRICANE SANDY, he changed his position again, he now says he didn’t mean he would defund the Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA. But, you can bet he will change back to defunding FEMA if he is elected President! Mitt changes his position on the issues so often he simply can not be trusted!

  4. Phil_EngAmer Says:

    One thing that a lot of Floridians are rightfully concerned about when considering the election are retirements. Your retirement is probably partly dependent on dividends; whether in your IRA or 401 (k), so get ready for a whopping cut in your monthly income. The current administration wants to tax dividends even more. Are you sure your retirement will survive another four years in this economic climate?

  5. Obama/Dems 2012 Says:

    Go vote. Everyone who hasn’t voted yet, please go vote! Do it to better your own life, but also everyone else who is in or wants to be in the middle class.

    Plan for lines. Stay in line, you can do it. Our future, all of our futures, men and women, depends on you! Get it done Florida!

    It’s not just to re-elect Obama. This is about democracy in the USA. The nationwide Republican voter suppression regime must end. Florida, Ohio, Colorado. It aint right. Let’s defeat them tomorrow to show them what we think of their suppression tactics.

  6. CarolO Says:

    With Romney wanting to get rid of Medicare, most likely privatizing social security, get rid of FEMA, give out those stupid vouchers that will NOT cover pre-existing conditions and all his hidden money and hidden income tax records, I’m shocked FL would have fallen for him as they did.

    He was such a lousy Governor that his own State is 15+ points up for Obama. Goes to show what lack of research will give you.

  7. Your Vote Matters Says:

    End the “downward mobility” of the middle class into poverty (48 million and growing). Vote for Romney!

  8. Mattrue Says:

    President Barack Obama has been declared the next president of the United States of America. Thankful for all the middle class Americans who built this country and voted to keep the job killing republicans out of our White House. This is a clear and major victory over the whole United States history of political precedence. This is what America wants and is willing to give President Barack Obama the road to the future. Forward with President Barack Obama. Thank you America and God bless you all good night.

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