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Is Pennsylvania In Play?

StillStandingHisGround Wrote: Oct 11, 2012 4:03 PM
IIIbay: You posted earlier: "We may be headed for a Greek-style upheaval where the pols who do what needs to be done are ousted in favor of those who continue to lie about what needs to be done." Actually, the country that fits what you posted above is FRANCE, not GREECE. The ruling coalition in Greece survived the last elections in Greece in spite of the fact that they openly told the Greek people that very painful times were coming and that there was nothing they could do to prevent much of that pain. They openly warned the Greek people that they were going to have to swallow some very bitter medicine - and yet they still held power. It was the FRENCH people who refused to accept reality - and threw out THEIR rulers in...
StillStandingHisGround Wrote: Oct 11, 2012 4:04 PM
IIIbay redux:

To finish my thought:

It was the FRENCH people who refused to accept reality - and threw out THEIR rulers in favor of the Socialist Hollande, who basically told the French people that he would see to it that they would NOT have to bite any bullets because of their past profligacy.

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...