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Dem senator unsure of vote for Obama or Romney
Associated Press ^ | April 20, 2012 | DONNA CASSATA

Posted on 04/20/2012 11:41:19 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia says he's unsure whether he'll vote for President Barack Obama or likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

In a statement Friday, Manchin said he has real differences with both Obama and Romney. He also said many West Virginians believe the last 3 ½ years have not been good.

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1 posted on 04/20/2012 11:41:25 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

read later bump


2 posted on 04/20/2012 11:44:00 AM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just public window dressing to get him cozy with the voters in WV. He will vote for Obama.


3 posted on 04/20/2012 11:44:41 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lemme see... support the Marxist Sociopath or the Socialist Sociopath ? Decisions, decisions...


4 posted on 04/20/2012 11:45:46 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He also said many West Virginians believe the last 3 ½ years have not been good.


Put this in the “NOT ****, SHERLOCK!” file


5 posted on 04/20/2012 11:46:05 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Obama 2012: Dozens of MSNBC viewers can't be wrong!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Right....

He’s just making “independent” noise like he did in 2010. At the end of the day, he’s “down for the struggle.”


6 posted on 04/20/2012 11:47:14 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I drove through West Virginia last week. I particularly liked a big billboard I saw that (I think) proclaimed the area an, OBAMA NO JOBS ZONE.

ML/NJ

7 posted on 04/20/2012 11:50:26 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Probably looking for another Naval Base for WV.


8 posted on 04/20/2012 11:57:19 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Free ThinkerNY

he Voted for Obama in 2008, despite KNOWING that Obama wanted to kill the mining Industry.

WHAT THE HELL DID HE THINK WAS GOING TO HAPPEN?
He just wants to save his own butt.


9 posted on 04/20/2012 11:59:16 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If Manchin cares at all about West Virginia, he’d better not vote for Obama. Obama is doing all he can to shut down coal production. If he succeeds, he’ll kill West Virginia.


10 posted on 04/20/2012 12:00:42 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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Unless he leaves the democrat party he is lying. His vote well be for 0bama even if he says it isn’t.


11 posted on 04/20/2012 12:03:14 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedys float, Mary Jos don't)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Manchin is in a bad way. The Democrat party has turned as strongly against coal as it is for abortion. And they do not tolerate dissension or disagreement. The old Klansman, Robert Byrd was powerful enough to try and protect coal, but now that he is simmering in a vat of lava somewhere, Manchin has neither the pull or the juice to protect coal.

So he can but hope that the onerous Romney wins, and legalizes coal again, though truthfully the onerous Romney is probably on the MMGW bandwagon along with Obama.

Yet it all comes down to the West Virginians. If they are dumb enough to vote themselves a Great Depression, then none should stand between them and their Democrat disaster. Kind of a shame, really, but if people are bound and determined to ruin themselves, it’s just best to stay out of the way.


12 posted on 04/20/2012 12:08:40 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Wonder what Sen. Joe Manchin’s FR handle is?

He has a lot of company here, regarding his uncertainty.....

13 posted on 04/20/2012 12:11:26 PM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: AU72
Probably looking for another Naval Base for WV.

I hate to break it to you, but there is a Navy Base in West Virginia. It's at Sugar Grove (in Pendleton County) just to the North of our listening station for alien radio signals in Greenbank, WV (which requires a National Radio Quiet Zone). That zone helps the Navy's mission which the local newspaper said was monitoring satellite transmissions from the various embassies in DC for intelligence. I can neither confirm nor deny that news story.

I did serve almost four years there when it was a Naval Radio Station. It is now a Naval Security Group Activity. By the way, it is the only active (as opposed to reserve) duty base in the state.

14 posted on 04/20/2012 12:13:27 PM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Manchin is in a bad way. The Democrat party has turned as strongly against coal as it is for abortion.

He is in trouble. He has lost the West Virginian's for Life endorsement because of his support for Obamacare.

15 posted on 04/20/2012 12:15:58 PM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: MachIV

Yup, you hit it on the head. Manchin’s two-year fill-in is up and now he’s facing re-election for a full Senate term. WV is mostly conservative, and he wants six more years in office.


16 posted on 04/20/2012 12:37:25 PM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Collar getting a little tight now that you’re seeing some disturbing numbers Joe?


17 posted on 04/20/2012 12:41:17 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Retired COB
I hate to break it to you, but there is a Navy Base in West Virginia.

I know, that's why I said another naval base. Bobby Byrd could deliver the pork to WV like nobody else.

18 posted on 04/20/2012 12:43:13 PM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72
I know, that's why I said another naval base. Bobby Byrd could deliver the pork to WV like nobody else.

We had some of the locals believing that there were underground tunnels and we were refitting submarines back in the mountains --- kinda like the Germans did in WWII.

19 posted on 04/20/2012 1:19:23 PM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“He also said many West Virginians believe the last 3 ½ years have not been good.”

No Really?!

If only the REPUB had been elected to the Senate from WV. It is too late for this RAT to have regrets.


20 posted on 04/20/2012 1:35:03 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: MachIV

I would not be surprised if Manchin changes over to the GOP column in the future. The Dems are destroying the economy in WV. Their war on coal is raising the unemployment rate to high levels.

A state like WV is sufficiently rural and in “fly-over” country that for the Dems, they would not care if they lose their votes. Dems only like Ivy-league folks (or at least it seems that way). Manchin seems to be swimming upstream in the party of Obama.


21 posted on 04/20/2012 3:30:29 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: MachIV
Just public window dressing to get him cozy with the voters in WV. He will vote for Obama.

Yeah, but his vote matters less than the doubt he's sowed with this statement.

22 posted on 04/20/2012 4:13:42 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: ml/nj

Is that the billboard in Beckley on I-77?


23 posted on 04/22/2012 8:01:26 AM PDT by Starrling
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