Well Manchin is trying to position himself to simultaneously be for and against Zero.
Remember the WV GOP at the local level is almost invisible. It's barely functional at the state level. In the Manchin race and the governor’s race its a rematch of the candidates in the “special elections”. In both cases these candidates are pretty much self-funded. If they can avoid being painted with the “the-out-of-touch-with-the-little-man Rich Guy” brush (The class warfare tactic plays well in WV!) they might have a chance. If you don't know about WV and Appalachia in general you would think that RAT politicians have it made. They still seem to do at the local level, WV’ers still have not made the connection that ‘if you elect RATS are the local level, you enable them at the Federal level”. That being said, Zero has some unique characteristics that bring up WV ire. Zero comes across as prissily arrogant, he is a “busy-body” ,he is about as far to the extreme in social conservative issues as one can be, he is anti-gun and anti-coal (WV’ers love the outdoors and know you can be for the environment and still be pro-coal!)
posted on 04/22/2012 8:02:14 AM PDT
Manchin barely won in 2010. This year, with Obama ( who is, to put is mildly, detested in W) atop the ticket, Manchin is gonna have a real big problem. The GOP candidate for Gov has a really good shot at winning as well. For ole Joe to pull this out will require a LOT of ticket splitting by WV voters...
posted on 04/22/2012 8:12:19 AM PDT
(The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
“If you don’t know about WV and Appalachia in general you would think that RAT politicians have it made...”
OK..but then, given the electorate, would Willard “I like to fire people” Romney have any chance at all?
Perhaps, a different GOP candidate would be more suited.
posted on 04/22/2012 8:36:44 AM PDT
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