Skip to comments.Dem senator unsure of vote for Obama or Romney
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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Just public window dressing to get him cozy with the voters in WV. He will vote for Obama.
Lemme see... support the Marxist Sociopath or the Socialist Sociopath ? Decisions, decisions...
He also said many West Virginians believe the last 3 ½ years have not been good.
Put this in the “NOT ****, SHERLOCK!” file
He’s just making “independent” noise like he did in 2010. At the end of the day, he’s “down for the struggle.”
Probably looking for another Naval Base for WV.
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.
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.
Unless he leaves the democrat party he is lying. His vote well be for 0bama even if he says it isn’t.
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.
He has a lot of company here, regarding his uncertainty.....
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.
He is in trouble. He has lost the West Virginian's for Life endorsement because of his support for Obamacare.
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.
Collar getting a little tight now that you’re seeing some disturbing numbers Joe?
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.
“He also said many West Virginians believe the last 3 ½ years have not been good.”
If only the REPUB had been elected to the Senate from WV. It is too late for this RAT to have regrets.
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.
Yeah, but his vote matters less than the doubt he's sowed with this statement.
Is that the billboard in Beckley on I-77?