Skip to comments.The race for the White House stops in Central PA (Ann Romney visits PA; new poll: PA two-point race)
Posted on 10/15/2012 7:57:56 AM PDT by Qbert
ELIZABETHTOWN, LANCASTER COUNTY Just over three weeks until Election Day and the big guns are hitting Central Pennsylvania. Ann Romney, Mitt Romney's wife will be stumping in Lancaster County trying to win some last minute votes.
Ann Romney is speaking this afternoon at Elizabethtown College as she tries to put Pennsylvania back on the presidential map. For months, many believe Pennsylvania would once go by way of the Democrats. But with only a few weeks to go, the Republicans are looking to make a last minute surge in Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes.
"I think the race is very close. I think the wind is at Governor Romney's back," said Ed Gillespie, Romney Campaign Senior Advisor.
"There is clearly momentum, you can see it on the trail and you can see it in the data. But the country is pretty evenly divided," Gillespie said.
According to a new poll, Pennsylvania is pretty evenly divided as well. A recent poll from Susquehanna Polling shows President Obama with only a slim two point margin in the Keystone State, 47 to 45.
"Hello everybody. hello hello. I brought some food!" said the President during a stop at one of the campaign headquarters in Virginia.
Taking a break from preparing for the debate, the President delivered pizza to his Virginia campaign staff, thanking them for their service. The President is hoping to improve on a dismal debate performance two weeks ago, with the economy leading the focus.
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RE: new poll: PA two-point race)
What’s the D/R/I sampling breakdown of this new poll?
I think PA pollsters intentionally show race as close. Objectives are to make more money plus media gets revenue through ads.
Romney/Ryan yard signs now sprouting like weeds here in Yellow Dog Dem country...
If the voters break for Romney nationally over the next two weeks, PA will go Republican. But PA would be following the trend in that situation. If the race remains close, PA, sadly, will stay in the Dem column as it has in past elections. The only wild card is the “war on coal.” If that gets pounded home in PA coal country, which traditionally is Dem, perhaps Romney could claw out a victory in a close race.
"I think PA pollsters intentionally show race as close. Objectives are to make more money plus media gets revenue through ads."
Perhaps- but OTOH, I doubt Romney's senior advisor would be making these statements about a close race, and having Ann Romney visit this close to election day if PA was a lost cause.
i recently talked to a friend in the coal industry and according to him the workers despise obama and th UMW is just kinda keeeping their collective mouth shut this election
Here in central PA, I lost a friend the other day. He’s 90 and we’re neighbors. Always respected his common sense and wisdom. No, he didn’t die. We got into a discussion of politics.
He has swallowed the liberal, populist line completely. Says Romney is a rich man who doesn’t care about people and he ships jobs overseas. Obama couldn’t do anything to fix the Bush-fault economy because of Republican opposition.
We went at it some half an hour, I didn’t make a dent. In a WW2 vet who hates slackers, moochers, gay activism, and the sorry state of education these days, I didn’t make a dent.
Goes without saying he gets all his information from tv and the local fishwrap. I pointed that out too. No use.
Don’t even get me started on all the kids who were 14, 15, 16 and 17 in 2008. A whole new batch of PA voters fresh out of public skool.
Romney may win but it will be no thanks to PA.
"Here in central PA, I lost a friend the other day. Hes 90 and were neighbors. Always respected his common sense and wisdom. No, he didnt die. We got into a discussion of politics."
There are people who simply will not listen to anything, and then there are people who are open-minded- but they haven't been adequately persuaded yet. If it's the latter, that means you haven't found out what makes them tick.
Maybe your neighbor truly is a goner, in which case, you should cut your loses and move on to convincing others, or maybe (I don't mean to point fingers here- I've been in the same boat before), you need to take a different approach. We don't improve if we simply throw up our hands every time we suffer a setback. Remember, people will only change their views when they convince themselves that they are right.
Your neighbor is 90. I watched the first debate with a number of people in their late seventies and early eighties. When Romney was speaking about the IPABs, one of them turned to me and said at his age he wouldn't be alive under the IPAB regime with surgery he recently needed. Who do you think he's voting for?...
Wouldn’t waste too many resources on PA. More likely wins from Wisconsin, Colorado, Nevada, and New Hampshire.
Stay in touch with the guy. He’s 90. He’s stuck where he is. It’s frustrating and sad, but he’s stuck. But probably still has some good qualities, as you described. If Romney wins, and the Repubs take enough DC power to run things, the guy might be forced to admit some successes on their part. If Obama wins this guy will see the worst of the worst come to pass.
I hope when Obama brings up the 47% comment in tomorrow’s debate that Mitt Brings up “Clinging to the their guns and bible” comment!!! He was referring to Pennsylvanians!!!
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I will indeed keep visiting my 90-yr-old acquaintance, I just won’t enjoy it as much. We never got into politics before and we got on just fine.
A man his age ought to know better. He knows better about everything else!