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Romney: I'm not giving up on Pennsylvania
CBS News ^ | September 28, 2012 | Sarah Huisenga

Posted on 09/28/2012 2:38:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

WAYNE, Pa. With 39 days until the election, Mitt Romney on Friday spent precious time campaigning in Pennsylvania, a state he hadn't visited in more than two months and where polls show him trailing President Obama by an average of 8 percentage points.

Brushing aside the numbers, the Republican nominee told a crowd of several hundred people at the Valley Forge Military Academy & College that Obama is taking the state for granted.

"I've got a little secret here and that is that the Obama campaign thinks Pennsylvania is in their pocket -- they don't need to worry about it." Romney said to a chorus of boos. "And you're right and they're wrong; we're going to win Pennsylvania."

It was the third day in a row that Romney has campaigned with members of the military. He kept his focus largely on matters of importance to the defense community, hitting the president for referring to the recent unrest in the Middle East as a "bump in the road" and telling the audience that proposed defense cuts in the sequestration bill could have a large impact in their state.

"Someone has calculated how many jobs will be lost in Pennsylvania if those trillion dollars in cuts go through," Romney said. "It's 39,000 jobs. We can't afford that."

Romney told the group he would not cut the military's budget and would instead increase the amount of troops, Navy ships, and aircraft...

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Pennsylvania; Campaign News; Issues; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2012swingstates; economy; jobs; military; obama; pa2012; pennsylvania; romney; sequestration; unemployment

1 posted on 09/28/2012 2:38:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The polls again! I wonder why the pollsters are using the 2008 model rather than the 2010 model. I don’t buy the BS about 2010 not being a Presidential election. The suffering middle class who started to turn the tide away from socialism have not gotten any happier with BO’s economy.


2 posted on 09/28/2012 2:42:53 PM PDT by austingirl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think we have a good chance in Pennsylvania. It’s all about turnout...


3 posted on 09/28/2012 2:46:34 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is one set of numbers that the commie toadies in Barry’s state controlled “media” cannot manipulate for their “messiah” no matter how badly they want to. The national debt. They’ll just have to lie about that and hope that the morons living in this country never figure out what the hell the national debt is and what it means for the futures of their children and their children’s children. But hey! Free Barryphones! Nothing else matters when it comes to America! Ask not what you can do for your country, ask, “What’s in it for me?” Me! Me! Me!


4 posted on 09/28/2012 2:49:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: austingirl

Did Obama get the courts to overturn the PA election ID law? That’s the difference. No Republican can win without voter ID in PA and no Democrat can win with it.

In 2000, 120% of the eligible voters in Philadelphia cast votes, over 100% of them for Al Gore. Pittsburgh is almost as bad. Elections in PA are just like Venezuela, or Saddam’s Iraq.


5 posted on 09/28/2012 2:52:01 PM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans died.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Then put your money where your mouth is. Let’s see some ads!


6 posted on 09/28/2012 2:52:38 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Eva
Did Obama get the courts to overturn the PA election ID law?

State Supreme Court sent the case back to the trial judge with instructions that are practically an order to overturn himself. He says he is not going to rule "immediately" (meaning he's gonna wait till 48 hrs. before the election and then get the heck out of Dodge). Communist County Executive in Pittsburgh is creating HIS OWN VOTER ID CARDS to stir the pot just in case.


7 posted on 09/28/2012 2:55:17 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Eva

Voter fraud, and I thought Chicago where I grew up had the best political machine.


8 posted on 09/28/2012 2:55:42 PM PDT by austingirl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wish someone had a spreadsheet on PA absentees like we have for OH, although I understand the difficulty of accounting for the Philly turnout.


9 posted on 09/28/2012 2:59:55 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Buckeye McFrog
The judge may strike part of it so that someone who doesn't have a valid ID at the polls can cast a provisional ballot that will still count without getting one.

He has until next Tuesday to make his decision.

10 posted on 09/28/2012 3:04:00 PM PDT by Keen-Minded
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the polls are right, why do I see more Romney signs than Zero signs in Pittsburgh?


11 posted on 09/28/2012 3:07:10 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: austingirl

You are right. You can not discount the mid terms. In the last 10-12 years, the party which has won the mid terms, went on to win the presidency... It was a common statistic in 2008, now suddenly never mentioned in 2012. Odd, huh!

1998 Mid Term - GOP

2000 President - GOP

2002 Mid Term - GOP

2004 President - GOP

2006 Mid Term - Dem

2008 President - Dem

2010 Mid Term - GOP

2012 President - ?? (GOP)


12 posted on 09/28/2012 3:07:34 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Fitzgerald needs to be put in cement shoes and dropped in the Monongahela off the Liberty Bridge.


13 posted on 09/28/2012 3:09:49 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: LS

I wish PA could just give Philly to Jersey.

THEY deserve it.


14 posted on 09/28/2012 3:12:01 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: Keen-Minded

Dunno ‘bout you.....but I’m thinkling two words whren it comes to this judge.

Heart and Attack


15 posted on 09/28/2012 3:14:00 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: Keen-Minded

Dunno ‘bout you.....but I’m thinking two words when it comes to this judge.

Heart and Attack


16 posted on 09/28/2012 3:14:19 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tell me how Romney loses when the GOP party id is at its highest level in history. Higher than in 2004 and 2010.

According to Rasmussen:

Right now: R+4.2

Oct 2010: D+2.9 (GOP wins 63 seats House, 7 seats Senate)

Oct 2008: D+7.1 (Obama/Dems win President, House, Senate)

Oct 2006: D+6.2 (Dems win House & Senate)

Oct 2004: D+1.5 (Bush/GOP win all)

based on these stats, it’s clear Dems need it to be D+5 or so. Anything under 3 and we win... and maybe big.


17 posted on 09/28/2012 3:15:04 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: austingirl

The dead vote frequently in Philly.


18 posted on 09/28/2012 3:31:40 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG ... there is no such thing as coincidence)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I understand the supreme court specified that the lower court had to issue a ruling on or before Oct 2.


19 posted on 09/28/2012 3:39:53 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Unlike the CBS story, this Mainline Media story reports the crowd of "at least a thousand" and enthusiasm was high! Photobucket Photobucket http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2012/09/28/main_line_times/news/doc5065ed9a3b31d410200231.txt
20 posted on 09/28/2012 3:45:11 PM PDT by IwaCornDogs ("There Will Be Bamboozeling" ~ Nobama 08')
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To: IwaCornDogs

http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2012/09/28/main_line_times/news/doc5065ed9a3b31d410200231.txt

Not sure why these links aren’t coming out clickable the first time, sorry.


21 posted on 09/28/2012 3:48:38 PM PDT by IwaCornDogs ("There Will Be Bamboozeling" ~ Nobama 08')
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To: Emperor Palpatine

I’ll never forget that Sports Illustrated once did a little piece on the “worst places to play” as a visiting team. Philly wasn’t in the top ten. Then they had a big asterisk: “Philadelphia: nobody else comes close.”


22 posted on 09/28/2012 4:32:12 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was there today at Valley Forge Military Academy for the Romney rally. The turnout was incredible. A third of the crowd was not able to get into the building and they provided an overflow area outside the venue. I was part of the overflow. Romney came out and spoke to us after his stump speech. He did a great job - seems to be getting more aggressive in his message as he didn’t pull any punches.


23 posted on 09/28/2012 5:05:17 PM PDT by Mr. Binnacle (They say hindsight is 20-20. Maybe...But foresight is zeroed at 300 yards.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Was the judge Ed Rendell’s wife?


24 posted on 09/28/2012 5:10:59 PM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans died.)
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To: nhwingut

I sent you the FReepmail from the Ohioan working on the campaign, didn’t I?


25 posted on 09/28/2012 5:31:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Mr. Binnacle

Were you able to take any pictures?


26 posted on 09/28/2012 5:38:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I know an empty-nester couple in the Philadelphia suburbs who have never voted for a Republican, and likely are registered Dems, who this time around will vote enthusiastically for Romney, and intentionally against Obama, whom they were wild about four years ago.

2012 is not 2008.

27 posted on 09/28/2012 5:45:45 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Then put your money where your mouth is. Let’s see some ads!

Is he running ads anywhere? My sister's only seen one in VA and I've seen zero in PA. Hope to hell they know what they're doing.

Although the GOP should take a big hit for dropping the ball. They still don't have signs in VA and we just got ours in yesterday. And where's the GOP's ads? Possibly their worst offense is sending out email saying Romney was in Wayne, PA THE DAY AFTER!! He could have had a huge turnout here.

I don't know if they're just a bunch of imbeciles or what but someone better get it together quick.

28 posted on 09/28/2012 6:49:23 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney could win anywhere. He shouldn’t give up on any voters.


29 posted on 09/28/2012 6:51:40 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Then start campaigning dammit!

The only ad I’ve seen for Romney was on a milk carton. Whaddiya do with the money I gave you? Huh?!!!


30 posted on 09/28/2012 7:06:22 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: fatima; xsmommy; Nowhere Man; South Hawthorne; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; ...

PA Ping!

If you want on/off the PA Ping List, please freepmail me. Thanks!


31 posted on 09/28/2012 7:30:55 PM PDT by randita
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