And that means the swing districts—like stark County—are where this presidential election will be won or lost.
A meaty neigh came out of the man before him, stark naked and on all fours.
The turnaround is so stark that it almost seems unreasonable that it could have happened within a decade.
The fun of the episode, however, stands in stark contrast to its conclusion.
In the key swing states of this election the numbers are stark: In Ohio, 122 Obama local HQs compared to 40 for Romney.
"You lay dar spectin de Lord to send you mo, und you will be stark naked as a picked ginny hen," said Hannah.
He had dreamt of stark battles and of renown that would be hardily won.
Then stark went to New Hampshire for recruits, and hundreds flocked around his standard.
All were stark naked and most of them were more or less greased and painted.
Though not late for the city, it was very late for the country, and he looked surprised when stark came in.
Old English stearc "stiff, strong" (related to starian "to stare"), from Proto-Germanic *starkaz (cf. Old Norse sterkr, Old Frisian sterk, Middle Dutch starc, Old High German starah, German stark, Gothic *starks), from PIE root *ster- "stiff, rigid" (see stare).
Meaning "utter, sheer, complete" first recorded c.1400, perhaps from influence of common phrase stark dead (late 14c.), with stark mistaken as an intensive adjective. Sense of "bare, barren" is from 1833. Stark naked (1520s) is from Middle English start naked (early 13c.), from Old English steort "tail, rump." Hence British slang starkers "naked" (1923).