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Romney tries to put PA in play
CNN ^ | 11/1/12 | Jim Acosta

Posted on 11/01/2012 9:06:41 PM PDT by LittleSpotBlog

Norfolk, Virginia (CNN) –In a late campaign push to change the battleground map, Mitt Romney will travel to Pennsylvania on Sunday in the hopes of capturing the traditionally Democratic-leaning state. A Romney campaign official confirmed to CNN the GOP nominee will stop in the Philadelphia area Sunday afternoon.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; pennsylvania; romney; swingstate
Okay, PA FReepers. Lay it on me. Is Romney spending the last precious hours of the campaign in vain? To try and manufacture an image that he has a chance there? Or can he really turn the tease state red?

Everyone, especially those of us in swing states, get out and vote!!!!

1 posted on 11/01/2012 9:06:45 PM PDT by LittleSpotBlog
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To: LittleSpotBlog

I’ve spent most of my life in PA. It is forever a tease for the good guys. It’s “in play,” but will ultimately go to The Marxist. That said, I think it is smart for Romney to push here & strategically, it helps him win.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 9:11:12 PM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

Journalism malpractice

Pennsylvania is in play.
Romney is not trying to put it in play.

Pennsylvania citizens fed up with Obama put it in play. Voter id laws put it in play. Obama’s presidency put it in play.


3 posted on 11/01/2012 9:11:44 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: outofstyle

McCain did it when he realized Ohio was lost. This time folks are really considering someone new after this mess. Cricket even Michigan is close.


4 posted on 11/01/2012 9:13:47 PM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: epluribus_2

This is more like in 08 when Obama pushed into NC and IN and everyone thought he was crazy. Romney is pushing for a convincing win. Not quite landslide but more convincing than either Bush win.


5 posted on 11/01/2012 9:18:17 PM PDT by Conservative Actuary
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To: LittleSpotBlog
PA is in play! I live in Plum, PA just east of Pittsburgh. You see 20 Romney or stop the war on coal fire Obama signs for every one Obama sign. Everyone I talk to about this is so excited we are counting down the days until the election. We are now at D-day+4. Here is something that may help that I do not see factored into the polls. We passed a law that you must show id to vote. A few weeks back they delayed it for this election, but the effect will still be almost the same. The poll person will still ask for an ID. You don't have to show it. If you have an outstanding warrant or have some reason that you don't feel comfortable showing id, you will not vote.
6 posted on 11/01/2012 9:22:13 PM PDT by Plumres
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To: Plumres

You guys are reassuring me. Romney has to win this election. I can’t wait to know the outcome, because this back and forth of confidence and despair (entirely on my part) is painful!

FOUR MORE DAYS!!


7 posted on 11/01/2012 9:30:05 PM PDT by LittleSpotBlog
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To: outofstyle

how does it help him win if ultimately it goes to zero?


8 posted on 11/01/2012 9:32:57 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

Take out the voter fraud in Philly and maybe PA is in play. Just sayin’.


9 posted on 11/01/2012 9:35:16 PM PDT by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: paul51

The MSM reports it, more than the MSM would report something that was NOT news, like Romney going to a Republican State.

Free Media is the name of the game right now!

That, and the “Romney Surge” meme


10 posted on 11/01/2012 9:38:59 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: LittleSpotBlog
Two areas are flippable that have been Democrat in recent Presidential elections. The Philadelphia suburbs -- enough has already been said about that -- and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Coal Country. The GOP should be laying down massive fire about the EPA and 0bama's war on coal in that territory.

Additionally, If The Roman Catholic Church is really serious about the Life Issue and the thousands or millions of additional unborn children who will be murdered by 0bamacare (and the Roman Institutions that will be required to fund that) then the Dioecesis Scrantonensis needs to get priests to read a letter this coming Sunday reminding Catholics of their duty not to materially assist in, to vote for, or to endorse any candidate who supports: abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, same-sex marriage, or cloning. These issues are non-negotiable and parishioners should be further warned that they are de facto excommunicated if they vote for a candidate who supports these issues.

This message is being read out in many places across the country on the last two Sundays before the election. I have not heard if the Diocese of Scranton has been one of them. It has the potential to have a huge impact in PA if it has. It could also have some effect with Reagan Democrats in the Archdiocese of Johnstown/Altoona as well.

11 posted on 11/01/2012 9:42:09 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Is the US Episcopate serious? We'll see.)
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To: LittleSpotBlog
Romney has to win and Obamacare must go! Two more things are happening right now.

1) Obama should have stayed in the Sandy disaster area and look like the President. Believe me, I am glad he left, but the anger in NY and NJ is white hot.
2) People are now signing up for 2013 health care. They are seeing large increases in cost and reduced benefits. I work for a Wall Street Bank and they have already told us in 2014 we are only going to have one plan. It will be a high deductible plan. your deductible will be several thousand dollars before any coverage kicks in. I will have worse Health care then if I worked as a full time clerk at Wal-Mart. These two things are firing up the voters and guess who is going to take the brunt of it? The Democrats. They went all in with Obama and they are going down with the ship because of Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid. The political three stoogies!

12 posted on 11/01/2012 9:45:10 PM PDT by Plumres
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To: epluribus_2

In 2008, McCain staff started releasing negative stuff about Palin 5-6 days before election. No leak till now from Romney camp, it means they are confident. Obama camps are in panic.


13 posted on 11/01/2012 9:53:26 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: LittleSpotBlog

I dont think Romney would be wasting his time in PA unless he is confident that Ohio will be a certain win for him.

Romney is smart and knows what he is doing.


14 posted on 11/01/2012 10:20:08 PM PDT by GregH
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To: LittleSpotBlog

Yes, I think he is. Looking at the latest polling in the last two days, seems Mitt got done in by Sandy. I hope I’m wrong, but I suspect Obambi pulls it out and the country is basically done.


15 posted on 11/01/2012 10:21:54 PM PDT by muwarriors92
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To: outofstyle

It’s “in play,” but will ultimately go to The Marxist. <<

Yup...but only because of a 103% voter turnout...


16 posted on 11/01/2012 10:24:28 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: muwarriors92
Yes, I think he is. Looking at the latest polling in the last two days, seems Mitt got done in by Sandy. I hope I’m wrong

Sure you do, n00b.

Take your miserable concern-trolling elsewhere.

17 posted on 11/01/2012 10:25:19 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: muwarriors92
Try this on for size, n00b.

http://www.wenzelstrategies.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/CU-Ohio-Statewide-Poll-Topline-Report-11-1-2012.pdf>

18 posted on 11/01/2012 10:32:32 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: Chunga

Chunga, if I was trolling I would be starting posts to troll. I’m worried sick about this election. I have several friends that work for several Senators, all GOP. I’m worried. Just my nature, I don’t like where the polls are going the last few days. Hope like hell I’m wrong. If I am, we will both be celebrating on Tuesday night along with my wife.


19 posted on 11/01/2012 10:34:10 PM PDT by muwarriors92
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To: muwarriors92
Looking at the latest polling in the last two days, seems Mitt got done in by Sandy.

Shove the negativity, n00b! We're trying to shore up enthusiasm here!

Buzz off!

20 posted on 11/01/2012 10:40:12 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: muwarriors92

Yes, Obama got a small bump from Sandy, but the idea that Mitt has been “sunk” by it is way over the top.

While the Dems on their sites are saying it definitively has ended the election, most (if not all) of our analysts see it as just a temporary blip that will largely be forgotten by next Tuesday.

Am I concerned? Sure, but I would be concerned if we were up 20. That is just my nature.

The point is, Romney is in a good spot and had a very real chance of winning this thing Tuesday. Giving up now is quite simply not an option.

Lets bring this one home!!


21 posted on 11/01/2012 10:46:33 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: comebacknewt

Thanks...I’m with you. Hope you are right.


22 posted on 11/01/2012 10:51:29 PM PDT by muwarriors92
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To: Chunga

Who or what is Wenzel Strategies?

However, a good friend of mine just wrote this and it appeared on Breitbart, so that makes me feel better.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/30/Why-Obamas-Desperate-for-Early-Votes-and-Nate-Silver-Is-Wrong


23 posted on 11/01/2012 10:53:10 PM PDT by muwarriors92
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To: muwarriors92
Who or what is Wenzel Strategies?

Are you unable to click the link, view the pdf file, view the prominently displayed website URL, copy and paste it into your address bar and check them out?

24 posted on 11/01/2012 10:57:00 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: Chunga

I did, and I must tell you I’ve never heard of them. What kind of track record do they have? I understand they are a conservative polling firm. That’s great, but just as we would question a liberal polling firm the same is true of a conservative one.

I want polls that are going to tell me what is going to happen, without the bias. Just my two cents.


25 posted on 11/01/2012 11:24:39 PM PDT by muwarriors92
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To: muwarriors92
So you have friends that work for Senators and Brietbart...yea right. You sound like you are full of crap. Signed up August this year, hmmmmm. Nice touch bringing in you have a wife also. You are really some guy on his Ipad down at Starbucks in a scarf and skinny jeans aren't you? A homosexual DU troll, how cliché, you guys were much better back in 2008, more covert, more nuanced. Must really just frost you being on the other side this election, not coming here to taunt but to lash out, vent you frustration that your messiah, your Hope and Change is about to get deposed and humiliated. That your fantasy where you can marry your BF and your Sister can’t have her baby sucked out into a sink because it interferes with her aspirations of getting her PhD in Anthropology and ME pay for it may not come to fruition. That there are no unicorns and fairy plans for Green Energy economies in Mitt Romney’s agenda, that America will have to go back to work, and that pursuing a 3rd college degree and binge drinking into your late 20’s IS not a career.

I know you are going to retort, act insulted, try and hopelessly defend your cover here. But….We still invite you to stick around, debate honestly, be who you are, be an adult, that this 2008 act is tiresome and does you no good, really. You will not dampen our enthusiasm or spirits, we are going to win Tuesday and no amount of snark, nastiness or taunting on your end is going to change that. Not woofing my friend, it’s just your reality, Romney will be the 45th President of the USA and nothing you can do about it, start accepting that.

26 posted on 11/02/2012 1:49:16 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: muwarriors92

polls without bias? hmmm..... conservative polls usually shoot for the truth


27 posted on 11/02/2012 2:18:54 AM PDT by bewildered
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To: LittleSpotBlog

Many part of PA are booming with the Marcellus play. All so counties getting rich from it will be hard GOP. Most of PA is GOP but Pittsburgh and Philly are Dems. This will be a squeeker but I really think Obama is in for a BIG surprise.
The energy sector here is strongly GOP.


28 posted on 11/02/2012 2:29:13 AM PDT by IC Ken
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To: LittleSpotBlog
1) PA IS "in play." Romney not "hoping" about anything. Ryan in MN!!

2) Zero is in CO. Huh? That was supposed to be in the bag for him.

3) You can tell by the schedules who is winning.

29 posted on 11/02/2012 4:02:38 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: paul51

Maybe because the early voting shows a R advantage and he is doing extremely well in Bucks Co, the key to it all.


30 posted on 11/02/2012 4:05:58 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: LittleSpotBlog
Is Romney spending the last precious hours of the campaign in vain?

If you never try to change minds you will never begin to make head way in a state and you as a party have determined to paint yourself into a smaller and smaller pathway to victory.

31 posted on 11/02/2012 5:19:34 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: muwarriors92

32 posted on 11/02/2012 5:26:47 AM PDT by o2bfree (All us minorities got us an Obamaphone!!!)
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To: paul51
I think it helps Romney to campaign in PA because it presents an air of confidence and suggests momentum. It puts Obama on defense & it gets press in OH.
33 posted on 11/02/2012 5:50:38 AM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

I’m probably younger than a lot of Freepers, but I live in Bucks County (Philly swing suburb), and I have never seen this much support for a GOP candidate since 2000. There’s very little, if any, Obama yard signs or bumper stickers.

Hopefully Romney will pick up the suburbs and win this thing!


34 posted on 11/02/2012 5:58:51 AM PDT by Shadow44
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To: pburgh01

Pudner and I went to school together at Marquette University. He was a Senior when I was a freshman. Guess who was my classmate? Scott Walker of Wisconsin. And yes, I know several folks that are staffers for the Senate...if you know anything about Marquette and the Les Aspin School of Government you would know why.

Pudner is awesome and he wrote a great article that I linked. Here’s a nice youtube clip of him last year talking about our passion, Marquette basketball as well as politics. He has worked on Republican campaigns for his company for many years. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFt9icKBuKY&noredirect=1

It’s a shame you act the way you do. Rasmussen out today, he now has it tied. Are you going to call Rasmussen a “homosexual DU troll”? http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_scott_rasmussen/an_unpredictable_end_to_a_very_predictable_election

Really, some of you are incredible. I already voted for Mitt, so did my wife. I am merely talking about what the polls say and I’m labeled something. Awesome. It’s going to be razor tight, all about turnout. Praying for the best.


35 posted on 11/02/2012 7:17:31 AM PDT by muwarriors92
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To: pburgh01

Best damn post I have ever read!


36 posted on 11/02/2012 8:40:43 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

An anecdotal story from tonight:
I was at a ballroom dance event in Harrisburg tonight and went to dinner at the restaurant there. As luck would have it sitting across from me was a family Mom, Dad, and two young adults...perhaps their kids. I overhear the conversation. Some of the things I heard were. Mom says “Tea Party Idiots”, “I hate Chris Christi” “I hate Tom Corbett” (R gov of Pa). The young adult says “There is only one reason that I’m voting for Obama and that’s because he got Bin Laden”. And the father says, “Pennsylvania is a lock because there will be 500,000 votes coming out of Philadelphia”. I am listening to this and couldn’t keep my mouth shut. So I say to the young male, “Obama didn’t get bin Laden the navy seals did” It was like I poked a hornets nest. A storm of invective was sent my way. Husband: “I don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh or watch Fox news I use my brain” “Romney is an elitist” “He doesn’t care about half the country”,”Republicans trying to suppress the vote with voter id”, “My disabled sister shouldn’t need a voter id”. Wife: “Look at the video ( the 47% video) that proves he doesn’t care”, mockingly laughing at me “hahahahaha the liberal media right hahahahaha” .

My responses as calmly as i could was to ask about Benghazi ...no reply. To ask if they knew of the Alabama utility company who drove up to New Jersey to offer help with the power outages but turned back because they were not union... no reply. Asked husband where he got his news? He said many different places. He kept repeating that PA is a lock because there will be 500,000 votes coming out of Philadelphia. I asked him where he works....he works for the labor department...gee fancy that.

Meanwhile in the booth next to this family was a couple, who became my back up. They were definitely urging me on. In fact when the husband said he doesn’t watch fox news....the guy said maybe you should.

Anyhow the conversation died down. They stopped paying attention to me. I tried once to get the attention of the wife but she wouldn’t acknowledge me. Here comes I wish i could have said this alert. If i could have talked to her I would have said, “Ma’am you mentioned Tea Party idiots. I have an IQ close to the mensa range. So you remember that the next time you spew your bigoted hatred” (That line was well rehearsed on my drive home) When they were leaving I said trying to be friendly, “Have a good rest of your evening” They just ignored me.

I chatted with the couple in the next booth. They told me they were from Western Pennsylvania. And all of Western Pa is for Romney except perhaps for Pittsburgh. That they had never seen anything like it before. They also told me they have a friend from the CIA and that if he heard what this family in the next booth was saying he would have pulled a chair up to their booth and started a conversation.


37 posted on 11/02/2012 8:59:59 PM PDT by PaulZe
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To: PaulZe

Loved your story! And you’re braver than me, lol.


38 posted on 11/06/2012 1:18:11 PM PST by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby!)
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