Tampa, Florida -- There are so many reasons it's great to a be a Floridian.
It's tough to write this, but there will be more than 75 million votes for president counted across America tomorrow that do not matter.
That's because they come in states that are all but guaranteed to go to one candidate or the other.
So winning states is what matters.
For example, take Texas. Mitt Romney is so favored there, that no matter who you vote for as one person, it won't change the outcome.
Your vote is a drop in the bucket, either on the winning or the losing side. Mitt Romney is taking Texas.
Florida is different. Here's why.
Almost every strategist says Mitt Romney must win Florida to win the presidency.
The map of electoral votes he needs to win simply doesn't work without the biggest swing state going his way -- and that's Florida. That makes Florida critical to both candidates.
New York Times writer Nate Silver makes his living predicting election outcomes. He uses statistics; it's kind of like Moneyball, but with politics.
Florida is the only state that Silver says even he can't predict. We are a true tossup...
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