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Casey and Smith to Debate in Pa. Senate Race
National Journal ^ | October 12, 2012 | Michael Catalini

Posted on 10/14/2012 6:58:05 AM PDT by Tamzee

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The debate between Democratic Sen. Bob Casey and Republican challenger Tom Smith will air from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 28 on Philadelphia's 6ABC.

Veteran Philly newsman Jim Gardner will moderate the debate between the Keystone State's junior senator and Smith with Action News' Monica Malpass and Vernon Odom as panelists, the Casey campaign announced today.

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(Excerpt) Read more at influencealley.nationaljournal.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: bobcasey; casey; debate; monicamalpass; pennsylvania; senate; smith; tomsmith; vernonodom
Susquehanna Poll: Casey 46, Smith 44

(survery conducted from October 4-6)

http://www.politicspa.com/susquehanna-poll-casey-46-smith-44/42338/

1 posted on 10/14/2012 6:58:12 AM PDT by Tamzee
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To: randita

PA ping :-)


2 posted on 10/14/2012 7:00:43 AM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: Tamzee

I think the Keystone state is in play for Romney and pick up in the Senate. For an incumbent senator like Casey polling under 47% that is not good for the jackass party.


3 posted on 10/14/2012 7:06:07 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Tamzee

That debate will be for all the marbles.


4 posted on 10/14/2012 7:24:02 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Tamzee.


5 posted on 10/14/2012 7:24:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Tamzee

I hope Smith consulted Santorum. Santorum destroyed Casey in their 2006 debate...which apparently was watched by three Pennsylvania voters.


6 posted on 10/14/2012 7:26:39 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

If Casey is debating, they are worried in Pa.


7 posted on 10/14/2012 7:42:39 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Mouton

Joe-I remember the 2006 debate. There were 3 of them-all; nationally televised. Santorum wiped the floor with him. He knew he was going to lose. Went down fighting exposing Casey as an empty suit.


8 posted on 10/14/2012 7:46:04 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: TMA62
Pennsylvania is definitely in play I just this week made a donation to the Pa republican party, Smith for senate and a few local state races.
Last week my daughter drove me around our neighborhood-Valley Forge- to do an unscientific sign count. It was overwhelmingly Republican. Last cycle the signs in our neighborhood broke about 50-50.
Just to make sure I went around again this am to count, but this time leaving out any sign that was on a right of way. I only counted signs that were on private properties.
23 supporting republican candidates and 3 supporting democrats. I only gave each property 1 count, even though one farm by me must have 20 republican signs on it. If this is the case, something big might be brewing!
9 posted on 10/14/2012 7:51:48 AM PDT by bt-99 ("Get off my Lawn")
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To: sitetest

Too bad no one will see it. Both the Eagles and Steelers play at 1pm.


10 posted on 10/14/2012 8:03:33 AM PDT by Big E
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To: sitetest

Too bad no one will see it. Both the Eagles and Steelers play at 1pm.


11 posted on 10/14/2012 8:03:53 AM PDT by Big E
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To: Big E
Too bad no one will see it. Both the Eagles and Steelers play at 1pm.

That scheduling is no accident.

12 posted on 10/14/2012 9:26:09 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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To: Big E

The Steelers played on Thursday, so they aren’t on.


13 posted on 10/14/2012 9:28:23 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: woweeitsme

October 28. Not today.

If the Casey team is the one announcing the debate then it’s a mortal lock that the fix is in for him. Among all the dim bulb Dems in the Senate, Casey is probably the dimmest.

In a real debate — no teleprompters, no getting the questions beforehand, no hard-left biased moderator and panelists — Casey would curl up and die about 60 seconds in.

As others have pointed out, almost nobody will watch and therefore the winner of the debate will be determined solely by the media: in which case Casey wins in a landslide.


14 posted on 10/14/2012 10:02:49 AM PDT by PermaRag (If Trayvon had a father, he'd look just like Obama)
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To: fatima; Fresh Wind; st.eqed; xsmommy; Nowhere Man; South Hawthorne; brityank; Physicist; ...

PA Ping!

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

If you see posts of interest to Pennsylvanians, please ping me.

Thanks!


15 posted on 10/14/2012 10:24:44 AM PDT by randita
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To: Tamzee

It just occurred to me:

The way that the Pres/VP debates have been so entertaining and well watched (over 125 million viewers so far) and informative, I bet that during these weeks these lesser known debates will get very widespread higher than normal ratings.

Will see...


16 posted on 10/14/2012 11:12:17 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: SunkenCiv

Most welcome :-)


17 posted on 10/14/2012 11:14:53 AM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: randita

Many thanks for spreading the word!


18 posted on 10/14/2012 11:16:29 AM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: AFPhys

I certainly hope you are right. Casey only stays popular by hiding under the radar in PA and allowing the general public to keep believing he is a clone of his father. The more he is forced to acknowledge his overwhelming support of Obama’s and Pelosi’s agenda the more we can chisel away his voters.


19 posted on 10/14/2012 11:20:28 AM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: bt-99

I’ve seen loads of Smith signs, not a single Casey sign.


20 posted on 10/14/2012 11:20:34 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: Tamzee

In all three of the debates six years ago, Casey looked as if he had taken a dozen bong hits right before walking out on stage. He had that stoner look in his eyes.


21 posted on 10/14/2012 12:58:46 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
-I remember the 2006 debate. There were 3 of them-all; nationally televised. Santorum wiped the floor with him.

That's an understatement. It was comparable to Albert Einstein debating quantum physics with Jeff Spicoli.

To me, Bob Casey always looks like he's stoned. He talks like it, too.


22 posted on 10/14/2012 1:08:39 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Hoodat

Looking forward to seeing if he self-medicates this time around, too LOL


23 posted on 10/14/2012 1:58:40 PM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: PermaRag

Thanks! I think I need to improve my reading skills!

Having this debate the same time as the two football games practically guarantees no one will see it. I’m as big a football fan as the next guy, but I think this debate would be a big deal to me if I were undecided.


24 posted on 10/14/2012 5:12:29 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: TMA62

My thought too; sadly, Senator Brown is in the same under fifty mode. Happily, Claire in Missouri is as well.


25 posted on 10/14/2012 7:17:32 PM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: Big E; woweeitsme
October 28: The Redskins at Pittsburgh kick-off is at 1 p.m. as it the Falcons at Philadelphia kick-off. No, they don't play each other.

But you can bet your bottom dollar that the Casey campaign would only agree to a debate on these terms.

26 posted on 10/15/2012 5:50:28 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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