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Santorum "very confident" despite exit polling: 9 PM
Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | Novemeber 7 | Dan Majors &Tim McNulty

Posted on 11/07/2006 6:16:25 PM PST by PghBaldy

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To: Jorge
"But I think Santorum's "sodomy" statements and his Terri Shaivo antics really did him in. Far too controversial."

I don't really think so. Those are more media driven issues and I don't think many people changed their minds because of those things. I think Santorum supporting Specter against Toomey alienated many pro-life conservatives, some of whom would vote for Casey. Casey had the name and the ability to steal some of Santorum's social conservative mojo. Combine those factors with Iraq, and there you have it.

51 posted on 11/07/2006 6:41:27 PM PST by ValenB4 ("Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets." - Isaac Asimov)
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To: Domestic Church
Only 2% of the vote is in...a little early aren't you?

No, you're a little late.

14% of the vote is in and Casey has nearly twice the votes Santorum has.

64% to 36%.
It's a blow-out.

52 posted on 11/07/2006 6:41:31 PM PST by Jorge
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To: Pacothecat

Well, they failed us on leadership. Immigration? Close the borders, yes! But deport the people here? It simply is unworkable. The pubbies side stepped leadership on everything accept the War. And that is a tough position. I have qualms about the war, yes, I see the point for being there. But, and this is the gut wrenching truth, on an emotional level, I have a hard time seeing those nuts over there and supporting one American youth dying in order to be in their nutty presence. Order instilled there? It seems an obscure possibility. V's wife.


53 posted on 11/07/2006 6:42:50 PM PST by ventana
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To: Ditto

I wasn't going by the exit polls--listening to conservative radio, but I agree the media are trigger happy when it comes to calling these things.


54 posted on 11/07/2006 6:44:16 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Obie Wan

Kicking out Santorum is just as bad a reelecting Ted F'n Kennedy.


55 posted on 11/07/2006 6:45:21 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Dustbunny

Don't worry...if Casey wins, he'll be a one termer. He is an empty suit with nothing upstairs. He only survives because of his deceased DAddy


56 posted on 11/07/2006 6:45:54 PM PST by Cricket24 (ULTRA PATRIOT!!)
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To: ValenB4
Those are more media driven issues and I don't think many people changed their minds because of those things.

Well polls showed Santorum's positions were very unpopular, just like the polls showed him trailing the entire campaign, just like the polls now show he out of the Senate.

I don't think it's all a coincidence.

57 posted on 11/07/2006 6:46:01 PM PST by Jorge
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To: ventana

You're correct about radio talk and Rush, their era has reached a nadir and Limbaugh has caused more harm to the party than his gigantic ego will ever accept. Poor fellow.


58 posted on 11/07/2006 6:46:18 PM PST by middie
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To: Jorge

Really?

At 9:45 P.M.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Unofficial Returns
*** 575 out of 9,278 Districts (6.20%) Reporting Statewide ***


59 posted on 11/07/2006 6:46:36 PM PST by stefeb
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To: Salvation
I still think Santorum will pull it out. Fox did call it for Casey though.

I'm thinking you are delusional. Santorum has lost. Its over. Stick a fork in him, he's done.

60 posted on 11/07/2006 6:47:41 PM PST by Diverdogz
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To: ValenB4
Don't believe it about the pro-lifers-we know everything about a candidate and will vote for the strongest one for life in Pa.Santorum was the one.
61 posted on 11/07/2006 6:48:07 PM PST by fatima
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To: Mo1

The cities always report first. We just took our tallies to the court house and we were one of the first precincts there.
Santorum may lose but it will be much closer.


62 posted on 11/07/2006 6:48:10 PM PST by Cricket24 (ULTRA PATRIOT!!)
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To: Jorge
So . . . you mean these guys . . .

... can start celebrating?

63 posted on 11/07/2006 6:48:25 PM PST by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: ventana

Your on the wrong forum .


64 posted on 11/07/2006 6:50:40 PM PST by fatima
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To: stefeb
Really?

Yes, REALLY.
Santorum's been declared the loser.

Your sources are way behind on this.

65 posted on 11/07/2006 6:51:46 PM PST by Jorge
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To: BenLurkin

Is that a Chicago Bears jersey on the kid with the machine gun?


66 posted on 11/07/2006 6:52:30 PM PST by ValenB4 ("Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets." - Isaac Asimov)
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To: Mo1; fatima

Check this out by county..and then say WTF


http://www.electionreturns.state.pa.us/ElectionsInformation.aspx?FunctionID=15&ElectionID=24&OfficeID=2


67 posted on 11/07/2006 6:53:18 PM PST by hipaatwo (Vote for your life. Every vote for a Democrat is a vote against victory.)
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To: Jorge

Ok...fine. Then the entire state of PA is wrong.

Here's where I got the info -

http://www.electionreturns.state.pa.us/ElectionsInformation.aspx?FunctionID=13&ElectionID=24&OfficeID=2


68 posted on 11/07/2006 6:55:45 PM PST by stefeb
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To: ValenB4
Probably voted for Daly.
69 posted on 11/07/2006 6:55:56 PM PST by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: All

c-span just said santorum is going to come to the podium to speak.


70 posted on 11/07/2006 6:56:48 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Echo Talon

We do. Very often, when Drudge has a bizarre news story, I say to myself, "please, I hope it's not Pittsburgh." It often is, or nearby. Philly has some "winners" too ...


71 posted on 11/07/2006 6:57:08 PM PST by PghBaldy (http://www.fvap.gov/pubs/vag/vagchapter3.html)
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To: BenLurkin
No, they can't celebrate yet.

The final numbers aren't in yet...and there is no way to know for sure if the Dem cowards will have the votes to hand terrorists a victory in Iraq.

72 posted on 11/07/2006 6:57:21 PM PST by Jorge
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To: hipaatwo

Some of these numbers are very strange.


73 posted on 11/07/2006 6:57:42 PM PST by fatima
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To: Jorge

Several counties were still voting at 9 pm. You're awfully *ahem* "turgid" about Santorum losing so early in the count, considering FOX has pulled their exit polls due to bias. Don't let your anti-Santorum bias and disgruntledness get the better of you.


74 posted on 11/07/2006 6:57:58 PM PST by Sisku Hanne (Win, Diana Irey! Win, Rick Santorum! Win, Lynn Swann! Win, Curt Weldon! GO, FIGHT, WIN!)
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To: hipaatwo

Those are upstate too

I would expect those numbers closer to Philly but not up there

what gives with those high numbers


75 posted on 11/07/2006 6:58:36 PM PST by Mo1 (Get out and Vote ~ Say No To Democrats !!)
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To: 1035rep

not surprising if you consider one of their flunkies having called Pelosi Madame Speaker "just" a few hours ago.


76 posted on 11/07/2006 6:59:27 PM PST by TeddyCon
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To: stefeb
Did you even click on the link you posted?

Santorum is hopelessly behind. HE LOST.

CASEY, BOB JR (DEM) 211,219 69.1%
SANTORUM, RICK (REP) 94,581 30.9%

77 posted on 11/07/2006 6:59:37 PM PST by Jorge
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To: middie

??????????????????????????

The results are not all in yet.

We won't know everything until tomorrow.

I'm still optimistic that the damage will be minimal.

IF control of both houses is lost, its because Bush and the Republican majority failed to deliver on their promises, and the administration converted what should have been a massive search and destroy operation into what Bush promised he never would do - nation build.

Its because Bush failed to come down hard on mavericks like McCain, and because of his incredibly obtuise posture on illegal aliens.

But, like I said, it still isn't over yet.

What happens in Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts is irrelevant - they were never Bush states anyway.

As for DeWine, Chaffee and Kean, they were or would have been, mere chess pieces to maintain control of the Senate Committees. Hopefully their losses will be replaced by more worthy candidates.

As for Santorum, a lot rides on local issues and my guess is there is more that meets the eye here than party affiliation which conmttributed to his defeat - IF defeated he is.


78 posted on 11/07/2006 7:00:21 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: PghBaldy
We do. Very often, when Drudge has a bizarre news story, I say to myself, "please, I hope it's not Pittsburgh." It often is, or nearby. Philly has some "winners" too ..

I was stuck in WV before and they have real "winners" also.. LOL

79 posted on 11/07/2006 7:01:18 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: PghBaldy

Rick's polling is better than anything the MSM has. This sounds good.


80 posted on 11/07/2006 7:01:46 PM PST by balch3
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To: Jorge

Yes, I did. We must being seeing the same thing differently.

Time will tell. If you're right, too bad for PA.

I'm finished.


81 posted on 11/07/2006 7:02:13 PM PST by stefeb
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To: stefeb

Only 24% reporting


82 posted on 11/07/2006 7:02:17 PM PST by 1035rep
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To: balch3

He just conceded


83 posted on 11/07/2006 7:02:22 PM PST by College Repub (TRY TO FORGET THIS - TRY TO ERASE THIS - FROM THE BLACKBOOOOOOAAAAAARRRRRRDDDDDDD)
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To: Sisku Hanne
You're awfully *ahem* "turgid" about Santorum losing so early in the count, considering FOX has pulled their exit polls due to bias. Don't let your anti-Santorum bias and disgruntledness get the better of you.

Don't be stupid. I voted for Santorum as I have ALWAYS voted for him.

I'm just more in touch with reality than you are.

He is behind 60% to 30%.

When are you going to face the facts.

84 posted on 11/07/2006 7:02:29 PM PST by Jorge
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To: PghBaldy

Santorum giving concession speech on MSNBC. His poor little girl is really taking it hard.


85 posted on 11/07/2006 7:03:00 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: PghBaldy

He just gave his concession speech.


86 posted on 11/07/2006 7:03:06 PM PST by patriciamary
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To: beaversmom

OMGoodness--Chris Matthews just got nasty towards poor Santorum's little girl. Saying there's a lot more horror going on in the world than polticis--a lot of little kids have lost parents in Iraq. This election is about Iraq. He's pathetic.


87 posted on 11/07/2006 7:04:22 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: College Repub
He just conceded

How can that be? Santorum's winning!

You must be a MSM liberal troll!

88 posted on 11/07/2006 7:04:36 PM PST by Jorge
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To: College Repub

Stupid Demonrats.


89 posted on 11/07/2006 7:05:42 PM PST by balch3
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To: PghBaldy

Did I just hear one of the commentators going on about Santorum's kids crying??? What the hell does that have to do with anything? So what if they are crying. This political coverage is idiotic (I know, what's new).


90 posted on 11/07/2006 7:07:46 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: beaversmom
OMGoodness--Chris Matthews just got nasty towards poor Santorum's little girl. Saying there's a lot more horror going on in the world than polticis--a lot of little kids have lost parents in Iraq. This election is about Iraq. He's pathetic.

Oh my. Just when I think Chrissie can't get any more disgusting...he does.

91 posted on 11/07/2006 7:08:18 PM PST by lonevoice (Vast Right Wing Pajama Party)
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To: Jorge

No. But I was watching him concede live on CNN (Fox wasn't showing it)


92 posted on 11/07/2006 7:08:18 PM PST by College Repub (TRY TO FORGET THIS - TRY TO ERASE THIS - FROM THE BLACKBOOOOOOAAAAAARRRRRRDDDDDDD)
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To: af_vet_rr

What happens if someone concedes and the final vote numbers end up in their favor?


93 posted on 11/07/2006 7:09:24 PM PST by pnz1 (Halp!)
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To: pnz1
What happens if someone concedes and the final vote numbers end up in their favor?

I'd be willing to bet that conceding defeat has no legal bearing on the outcome of an election.

94 posted on 11/07/2006 7:11:21 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: Echo Talon

Skyscraper in 80s built in Pittsburgh. Had light at top which shown in sky. Light illuminated cloud, people saw the glowing cloud, thought it was aliens, called police.


95 posted on 11/07/2006 7:11:35 PM PST by PghBaldy (http://www.fvap.gov/pubs/vag/vagchapter3.html)
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To: College Repub
No. But I was watching him concede live on CNN (Fox wasn't showing it)

Don't you know you can't believe anything on CNN?

Just ask all the posters who attacked me for being a troll when I said Santorum would lose.
They know everything!

96 posted on 11/07/2006 7:12:25 PM PST by Jorge
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To: pnz1

Oh no, they're saying Sestak won 9against Weldon). That is a rotten deal.


97 posted on 11/07/2006 7:13:02 PM PST by PghBaldy (http://www.fvap.gov/pubs/vag/vagchapter3.html)
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To: beaversmom
Santorum giving concession speech on MSNBC. His poor little girl is really taking it hard.

I just saw him on C-Span giving his concession speech. His kids were taking it a lot harder than they should have been. If they are that sensitive, he doesn't need to be in politics for their sake. You would think a close relative had died.
98 posted on 11/07/2006 7:13:32 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: PghBaldy

LOL! Thats not as dumb as voted out Santorum!(Who is one of the best bar none) :D


99 posted on 11/07/2006 7:13:43 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: RushCrush; PghBaldy

You do know I was kidding?


100 posted on 11/07/2006 7:14:27 PM PST by RushCrush (I voted straight ticket GOP here in Chicago!)
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