I’ve been saying this for a while... Those that think PA is a lock for Obama are fools. Even fast eddie isn’t buying the 11 point lead nonsense. If Obama holds PA it will be by a very very slim margin and frankly I think he’s going to lose it.
PA is Philly, and the rest of the state are blue dog dems,and Obama has spit in the face of the blue dogs his entire administration, Easily 20% of democrats here will not vote for him, and I think that number is much higher.
MI and PA are the battleground states folks, those writing them off as locks are ill informed.
He may be a mob consigliere who is as crooked as a dog’s hind leg, but Fast Eddie understands the politics of the state he used to govern.
Democrats in Pennsylvania need a big turnout of white, working-class voters who have been pulling the “D” lever year after year because “my father and grandfather did, cause they’re for the workin’ man”. Those people are VERY disenchanted with Obama this time around.
You just can’t cobble together a big enough coalition of minorities, gays, campus radicals and Union activists to overcome that inertia.
Obama has been sending silent signals to these white Dem voters that in a race conflict he is not going to be on their side. And that message has been received and understood.
I don’t think Obama has them locked up, but they should only be secondary targets at best for us.
If we win in places like Michigan and Pennsylvania, we are looking at an electoral landslide. We are probably better off focusing on places like Florida, Ohio and Virginia.
If it turns into a wave election and we win PA and MI as well, so much the better.