Rich Galen

Imagine that. A Long Island Jew. Way, WAY different from the overwhelming majority of voters in Marietta, Ohio (45750) who nonetheless elected me with the highest number of votes of anyone running that year.

Barack H. (!) Obama was wrong to characterize people from places less sophisticated than Chicago or San Francisco as rubes who can't think their way out of their own outhouses.

Barack Obama is an elitist punk. And … it will cost him.

First of all, he has all but guaranteed Hillary will win the primary in Pennsylvania next week and, therefore, will have no reason to exit the race.

Second - follow me here - Republicans believe they have to win Ohio and its 20 electoral votes to win the White House. However, the GOP did so badly in Ohio in 2006 it is very much in doubt whether John McCain will be able to carry the Buckeye state in the fall.

Ok. McCain has to figure he's going to have to replace those 20 electoral votes to get to the magic number of 270 to be elected President.

How about … Pehhhhhhhhhnsylvania!

Pennsylvania has 21 electoral votes. And in October and early November (assuming Obama is the Democratic nominee) I wouldn't be at all surprised if the voters of the Keystone State were reminded with some frequency that Barack H. (!) Obama called them bitter, frustrated troglodytes.

The longer this Democratic primary fight goes on, the more likely it is that John McCain will be the next President of the United States.

"Virtue, Liberty, Independence." The motto of Pennsylvania.

Whose life does that motto more closely reflect: John McCain or Barack Obama?

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at