Skip to comments.Ridge Predicts Romney Win Pennsylvania (Obvious Ping Alert)
Posted on 11/01/2012 4:03:29 PM PDT by goldstategop
RUSH: Tom Ridge was on America's Newsroom today with Bill Hemmer. Hemmer said, Is this a head fake, Romney spending all this money in Pennsylvania? You think they have a legitimate shot winning at Pennsylvania?
RIDGE: They've had a quiet ground game going on in Pennsylvania that nobody's noticed. We've had more contacts in 2012 than we did in 2004 and 2008 together. The base is really excited, and at the end of the day, Pennsylvanians are suffering from the past four years with a lack of leadership in the White House.
HEMMER: You're saying now that you think Romney wins your state?
RIDGE: Yes, I'm gonna go on record to say he wins it. It's gonna be close. Very, very close.
RUSH: Tom Ridge, a big establishment Republican guy, is predicting Pennsylvania for Romney. Now, if he really didn't think Romney was gonna win, would he say that? Would he say, Well, I don't really know? He wouldn't say that. What he would say is, Bill, it's too close to call. Its really hard to say. Anything can happen. It all depends on... He could have said that to cover himself.
No. He said, I think he's gonna win it.
Now, he won't pay a price if they don't. Don't misunderstand. But still, he could have gone the other way. Here's Major Garrett, formerly of Fox, now at National Journal. He's on CBS This Morning with Norah O'Donnell. She said, State polls. They show Obama with a lead in Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Ohio. He has a five-point lead in Ohio. You've been talking to team Obama, top officials in Chicago. What do they make of these numbers?
GARRETT: I was in Chicago two days ago, and they are supernaturally confident about the president's ability to win reelection. That's a normal place for the Obama campaign. The Obama campaign know their voter contacts, and if they know what they know they're going to win. But if everything they knew was wrong, they're going to lose. If everything we understand about this election is wrong, then we're gonna lose.
RUSH: That's a hell of a thing to say. If everything that we know is wrong, we're going to lose. These people do have the ability to lie to themselves. That's just a strange thing to say. Here's Karl Rove. He was on The O'Reilly Factor last night. By the way, the Koch brothers -- the evil, scheming, one-percenter Koch brothers -- have a PAC, Americans for Prosperity.
I'm being facetious. I love 'em. I know them. The Koch family is a great family. Anyway, they've thrown $1.5 million in Pennsylvania ads. They started yesterday. All told, there's over $6 million of Romney money in that state now, and $650,000 of Obama money. That's not a head fake. That is not head fake. Somebody else said, Well, you got the money. Why not just burn it? That's not burning the money when you put $6 million in there for the people on the ground in there.
They've sent people on the ground in there that were not in there. Oh, and what else did I see? What else? Somebody sent me a note. The Obama campaign has sent out a request for people to man the phones in Pennsylvania. Where did I see that? Is it Pennsylvania that I saw that? Was it...? Somewhere. Something tells me it was Pennsylvania where they've sent out a request for people to answer the phones.
RUSH: I was right. It's Howard Dean's brother, Jim Dean, asking for Obama supporters to go man the phones in Pennsylvania. It's not a head fake. My buddy Jeff Lord sent a note last night, it was on the top of my head here, Jeff Lord, the American Spectator. "Howard Dean's brother has sent out this request for Democrats in the state to show up and help them do phone banks." There's no early voting in Pennsylvania. Only absentee. CBSPhilly.com: "New Poll Shows Romney with Momentum in Pennsylvania." Pennsylvania's a coal state. Ohio is a coal state. West Virginia is a coal state.
And there are stories -- I've got 'em in the stack, haven't had a chance to get to 'em -- coal miners are livid at Obama. There are quotes from coal miners. It kind of breaks my heart a little bit. They're talking about how Obama's actually putting them out of business. And I'm thinking, I told you guys this during 2008's campaign. Obama said he was gonna put the coal business out of business. And he's doing it. He promised to do it. He said, (paraphrasing) "You can start a coal-fired plant if you want to but you're gonna go bankrupt with my regulations." So Pennsylvania's a coal state, big coal state. Ohio is as well. Of course, West Virginia is a coal state. Colorado is a coal state. Colorado coal miners are up in arms.
Folks, there's so much stuff going on here under the radar that the Drive-Bys will not tell you. It's like they won't tell you about Benghazi. They're not gonna tell you the problems that Obama's got in this race. They're doing just the exact opposite. So that's right. That is not a head fake. You send people in to answer the phones or man the phones if you're a Democrat.
I think he's right.
A little prediction:
After Bary’s historic beat down next Tuesday, he will go
away and pout for a while. Then he will start traveling the
globe on little “missions” using his mystical powers to fix
the worlds problems.
He’s going to grab this plan from the playbook of the other
famously incompetent Democrat ex president, Jimmah Catuh.
It didn’t work for Jimmah either. You can’t polish a terd.
At the end of the day its still just a terd.
Barry will try to be some kind of U.S. President in exile.
It will take a new Federal law, limiting the actions of ex
presidents, to reign him in.
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I’m stubborn when it comes to believing the PA hype. We’ll see.
PA= Fool’s Gold
If it’s that close—say under 50K—then we won’t know who won Pa until sometime on Wednesday.
There is going to be a lot of whipping and thrashing and robo-calls this weekend in the low rent districts. Every time you pick up a phone in Philly it’s going to be Bubba or Jesse Jackson pleading on the other end.
I independently think Romney will carry PA. It is nice that Ridge thinks so as well, but no one in PA listens to Ridge these days.
I remember watching election returns growing up in PA. The RAT candidate would often jump out to a big lead as Philly and Pittsburgh reported numbers early.
Then, as the results from the rural counties in the “T” came in, the lead would gradually shrink and often the GOP would come out on top.
Many a liberal has gone to bed in PA on Tuesday night thinking their candidate had won only to wake up shocked the next morning.
Praying for a repeat of that next week.
Hard not to stereotype here.....I heard this part of Rush's program today and muttered all the while: In 2008, O'Biden outright promised to put coal out of business, yet carried coal states.... Now these states are "livid"?... are coal folks stupid, stubborn, naive, what??? Is it a case, as in so many states including mine, that the urban liberal vote overwhelms the "normal" people?
In any case, despite all the breathlessness, I'll believe PA goes Romney when I see it.
This reveals a lot about Limbaugh. He's good friends with ultra-lefty Koch brothers. These guys promote higher taxes, radically pro-same-sex marriage and abortion. It's amazing they give money to any Republicans. But I guess they get their money's worth. What issues exactly is Limbaugh conservative on?
I am with you. I doubt we win it, and if we do, it probably means icing on the cake to expand the electoral count. We will win OH, WI, IA and NH before PA flips. Part of me also says if PA is EVER going to go Republican, this is the year. The left is not as motivated, indys are on our side, Obama has royally pissed off the coal region, meaning we should trend ahead of normal in the western region. I think we also will see at least some of the Reagan Dem types choose Romney over Obama. I don't count on it, but if not now, when?
All Romney has to do is saturate the OH and PA with the video, unedited, of Obama’s promise to bankrupt the coal industry, and conclude it with “I’m Mitt Romney, and I disapprove this message”....