Skip to comments.Green Party gets its ticket on Pa. ballot (Romney is going to win PA)
Posted on 08/24/2012 10:00:17 AM PDT by 2banana
HARRISBURG, Pa. The Green Party has succeeded in getting its national ticket on the Pennsylvania ballot.
State elections officials on Thursday approved the substitution of Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala as the party's presidential and vice presidential candidates.
Stein is a Harvard-educated physician who ran against Mitt Romney for Massachusetts governor in 2002 and Honkala is a longtime citizen activist in Philadelphia.
Officials approved the party's nomination petitions earlier this month, but paperwork confirming that Stein and Honkala are the candidates was not finalized until Thursday.
Why? Green Party on the ballot Constitutional Party NOT on the ballet Voter ID to be used for the first time Major Philadelphia democrats in jail or retired No "fire in the belly" from obama supporters like in 2008 Republicans won the Governorship in 2010 Republicans won the Federal Senate seat in 2010 Republicans won the state house and senate in 2010 Republicans are fired up (not like in 2008)
That was a wonderfully concise post, making a solid case. A superior vanity.
Oh, and I think you are right.
In early 2011, Honkala announced her run for Sheriff of Philadelphia on a "No Evictions" platform, with a campaign slogan of "Keeping families in their homes and protecting the 'hood.'
The first poll of Pennsylvania voters since Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan as his running mate found the new Republican ticket did nothing to improve Romney’s chances in the state.
Barack Obama boasts a nine-point lead over Romney in the state, 49 percent to 40 percent, according to a poll of likely voters released Thursday by The Morning Call and Muhlenberg College.
I thought a vote for a third party was a vote for Obama.
You gotta get with the meme, here.
Like I’ve been saying, for every loon on the right there’s a loon on the left. They cancel each other out.
The 2010 Senate seat was won by just a sliver in a year where Republicans surged nationwide and there was no “sexy” attraction to get all those marginally interested voters (youth, minorities) to the polls like with Obama in 2008 and 2012. I think Romney is going to lose Pennsylvania easily and my bet remains on him losing the election nationwide. He was flagged as a bad candidate in the primaries by anyone paying attention and has done nothing to improve on any of his deficits. He is setting himself up to repeat his primary loss in South Carolina which likewise was based on him not wanting to release his tax returns and being booed for it. Obama is totally beatable but not by an uncharismatic character with a muddled, uninspiring, ill-defined message.
Good God! I live in MA and remember the 2002 gubernatorial race (Romney was there) and Stein was and is a nut! She had the short haircut and the jacket with the scarf that just screamed “I’m one of the elites.”
Eh. Better draught.
A conservative vote for a third party is a vote for Obama.
>and there was no sexy attraction to get all those marginally interested voters (youth, minorities) to the polls like with Obama in 2008 and 2012.
LOL Okay, no.
There is no “sexy attraction” in 2012 on the Hussein/Biden ticket.
The corrupt philly machine will do what it has always done - deliver 100%+ for any dem anywhere; PittsB less so.
What was exciting in 08 is not so much in 2012.
Not saying the O will lose there, but significant additional resources will have to be poured in there, and that, I believe, is the GOP strategy for Pa.
And that benefits immensely...
I think MC/MC polling is fine but the result of this poll is overstated, especially considering it's Likely Voters.
The F&M poll had the race 47-42 among Registered.
Likely voter polls, all things being equal in the internals, are more accurate than polls of registered voters.
I see that one flew over your head. Carry on.
Apparently. Care to explain it?
Pretend F&M did a LV screen but only reported the RV numbers. Let's say their LV numbers would have been 48-45 Obama - fewer undecideds, small benefit to Republican as is the case historically.
Now which is more accurate - the 47-42 RV poll or the 49-40 LV poll?
Close but not quite complete.
NOT voting for Romney is a vote for Obama.
THEN if the voter does cast a vote for Obama, Obama gets a second vote.
See how that works?
With a third party candiate vote, Obama gets only ONE vote, (and so does the third party candidate) 'cuz the voter didn't vote for Romney.
It's kind of confusing, even to me, a former Poll Manager, but I'm assured by many here that that is how it works.
It also helps explain how Obama got 54% of the vote in '08.