I’m not sure which is the more accurate statement, concerning the fact that Mitt Romney is winning all of the northern and coastal states but losing in “middle America”:
- Come the general election, all of the states he won will go for Obama since they’re traditionally blue to begin with, and he’ll lose thanks to be unable to capture the votes of the big middle bloc.
- Come the general election, all those “middle America” states will vote Republican like they always do, but Mitt’s inroads with the more progressive regions will help him win the overall.
Obviously I’m hoping the former, but I can’t discount the latter. There’s something to be said for a nominee that clinches it by capturing all of the states that generally go for the other party.