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Obama tries to win voters who ignored him in primaries (Pennsylvania)
The Erie Times-News ^ | June 24, 2012 | John Guerriero

Posted on 06/23/2012 10:26:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

When Erie County Democrats cast ballots in the Pennsylvania primary, 17 percent either didn't vote for President Barack Obama or wrote in someone else's name. In Crawford County, 23 percent of Democrats at the polls declined to vote for the president.

And the website www.PoliticsPA.com recently reported that in 27 of the state's 67 counties, primarily in central and southwestern Pennsylvania, more than 30 percent of the Democratic voters failed to vote for Obama on April 24.

Does that translate into a battleground-state problem for Obama against presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney in the Nov. 6 election?

Bill Cole, Erie County Democratic Party chairman, said he's not concerned. Some voters were focused on contested races and weren't concerned about an uncontested race, he said.

"The fall will be much more intense. ... It's like a party where the bands are starting to play,'' he said.

But two local political scientists said there's at least some cause for concern.

Robert Speel, associate political-science professor at Penn State Behrend, said, "It's never good if registered Democrats are not voting for a presidential candidate who doesn't have any opposition on a primary ballot.''

But Speel said he doesn't think the voters who took a pass on Obama in the primary will have an effect on his showing in Pennsylvania.

"I don't think it will hurt him in the fall,'' he said.

Speel pointed to recent history as the reason.

Four years ago, Obama lost the Pennsylvania primary to Hillary Rodham Clinton, yet easily won the state against John McCain in the general election, he said...

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TOPICS: Pennsylvania; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: democrats; election2012; obama; paelection2012; pennsylvania; romney
How did President Nixon do against Senator McGovern?
1 posted on 06/23/2012 10:26:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Philadelphia wasn’t reporting 105 - 113% of the eligible aged voters in those days.


2 posted on 06/23/2012 10:30:19 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Mitt Romney could win by simply promissing to stay in the oval office at least four days a week and STAY OFF TV at least half the time Obama is on TV.

Also NO MAJOR policy speaches every week. Just STFU and do the job.


3 posted on 06/23/2012 10:33:26 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A taxpayer voting for Barack Obama is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders!

Barack you got NO friends! QUIT!!


4 posted on 06/23/2012 10:36:06 PM PDT by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama tries to win buy voters who ignored him in primaries

Fixed

5 posted on 06/23/2012 10:46:32 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Jim from C-Town
I think Mitt Romney could win by simply promissing to stay in the oval office at least four days a week and STAY OFF TV at least half the time Obama is on TV.

Or to not rant and rave how he HAD to break the Constitution all those times because the Constitutional form of government is such an impediment to "progress".

6 posted on 06/24/2012 4:21:57 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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