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Six Reasons for Final Weekend Optimism

jtheb Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 9:09 AM
Why in the world does everyone think that my home state of Pennsylvania going for Romney is such a strech? Just two years ago they elected a Republican governor and both houses of the legislature. Philly's out counties have become purple it is true BUT many of these people are economically savvy and will go Romney this time. PHiily city vote totals will be down for sure. The Catholic Democrat Northeast is the most conservative diocesis in the country. They will vote pro-life if there is not an overriding reason. They will vote Romney. The "T" is energized and will turn out at least 10% more than 2008. Frankly I do not see how Obama can win PA. Anti-coal and natural gas pols will have a hard time taking the state for the forseeable...
KManInLaLa Wrote: Nov 05, 2012 10:58 PM
OK, I can't resist; share this with all the good folks in coal country:

This Christmas, when Santa Claus visits Barack Obama, he'll put a bag of dog manure in the president's stocking. Barack, who will still be up on Christmas Eve looking for a way to somehow steal the election he lost, will ask Santa, "What gives?"
Santa will say, "You've been a very bad boy, for many years running; this is all I could stand to bring to you without wearing a hazmat suit. They don't make those in my size!"
Barack will plead, "I thought you filled the stockings of bad people with coal!"
And Santa will put him in his place by saying, "Thanks to you, I couldn't find any anymore..."

Put that in your fireplace, Barry!!!
Bay0Wulf Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 9:26 AM
Most people who look at PA (where I live and vote) look mostly at the east south and central and the west south corner and think that's all there is to PA. The sad fact is, the eastern part of PA has been inundated with "welfare" moochers from states like NY and NJ because PA's "social" programs are much more generous and easy to get and think that these people are the ones that will decide which way PA goes.

Thankfully PA has awakened to some extent and I am seeing many more Romney signs than BO so I think many of the conservatives in this state have been shocked into awareness.

You already know all the supposed reasons conservatives should feel downtrodden heading into Tuesday: The Obama campaign's balleyhooed turnout machine, heavily Democratic state polls in places like Ohio, Nate Silver's electoral model, and the overwhelming conventional wisdom in the media all suggest the president will limp over the finish line on Tuesday and secure four more years.  I've already written about why I think the race will ultimately hinge on turnout and enthusiasm, both of which could break either way in three days.  But while liberals attempt to sow seeds of despair -- perhaps in an act of Freudian...