Given the state of the economy and the utter mismanagement by Obama how can Romney be losing here?
It’s not part of the rust belt for nothing. Is there nothing that will loosen the screw?
“Is there nothing that will loosen that screw?”
Considering Keystoners looked the other way in 2008 when 0bama insulted them (”bitter clingers”) and openly stated his intent to cripple the coal industry, not to mention John Murtha`s deriding his constituents as “rednecks,” it`s clear that screw is in there rather tightly.
While I’m not an expert, I’m a life long resident of Pennsylvania.......It’s the union machine and the welfare crowd. The union machine is convinced the steel mills will reopen if ONLY the rich people stop making a profit. Union bosses tell them that all of the time, while the union bosses vacation in the Cayman Islands. Well, except the coal miners who voted for Obama in 2008 and are not going to make that mistake this year. The central part of PA is filled with hard working people. Miners. Farmers. Small Business owners. The city of Pittsburgh is filled with the welfare crowd who, sadly, are killing each other, we hear about a shooting every day and the rich liberals living in the trendy urban areas who “feel good” that the poor people are being given more. Of course, they don’t give them anything, they just “Feel good” about it. Some of the more conservative bedroom communites have been inundated with East Coasters, moving here because of our growing medical industry and trying to bring with them their insane liberal politics. Central PA (it was James Carville who referred to central PA as Alabama) didn’t turn out so well to vote for McCain in 2008. I think it will be different this year but enough to overcome the “dead” vote in Philly? Not so sure. But, give it a try. Just vote!