Pennsylvania has not voted for a Republican presidential nominee in 24 years, when George H.W. Bush carried the state narrowly in 1988. In subsequent cycles, the Keystone State frequently felt like 'the one that got away' for Republicans; polling would look close and tightening in October, only to go blue in November, thanks to Democrats' formidable firewall in Greater Philadelphia. This year, it appeared that Pennsylvania wouldn't even be in the conversation for the GOP ticket. Barack Obama won the state by double-digits in 2008, and numerous public opinion polls showed the president maintaining -- or even expanding -- his...
I really doubt that Pennsylvania will remotely go for Romney. I do think North Carolina will be his for the taking. The vice presidential debates tonight do seem to take on more importance, however. A good showing by either candidate can have a significant impact of the race. I really don't think either Romney or Obama has this election in the bag yet. It is going to be so close. The party that succeeds in GOTV will likely win. Main stream press says 20% of electorate has already voted in Ohio with a two to one edge for Obama. Who knows if this is true.
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