Romney's useless allies

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Once supposed to be crucial 2012 assets, swing-state governors like Tom Corbett are looking more like liabilities -- In 2010, the governor's mansion in four key Rust Belt swing states -- Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin and Michigan -- flipped from Democratic to Republican control. This was supposed to be a boon to whomever became the 2012 Republican nominee. 'Republican control of the majority of 2012 swing states is a major roadblock to the President's reelection,' Haley Barbour crowed at the time. But increasin 'He is becoming a more polarizing figure,' says political science professor Christopher Borick, who calls the gender gap a 'treasure trove' for Democrats. gly, these erstwhile allies are turning into greater liabilities than assets. Take, for example, Pennsylvania. Democrats there are already hard at work to tie Mitt Romney to Gov. Tom Corbett, whose antiabortion...

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