Good news: Chris Matthews hiring campaign staff for Senate run in Pennsylvania

posted at 1:30 pm on November 28, 2008 by Allahpundit

The wages of Franken.

FiveThirtyEight has been hearing for some time that Matthews is serious about running for the United States Senate, but it took a trip to Georgia among the Georgia-runoff-congregated and well-connected Obama organizer throng to confirm.

According to multiple sources, who confirmed the Tip O’Neill staffer-cum-MSNBC host has negotiated with veteran Obama staffers to enlist in his campaign, Chris Matthews is likely to run for United States Senate in Pennsylvania in 2010. Matthews, 62, would run as a Democrat.

A Quinnipiac poll in August put him within five points of Specter, with 55 percent saying they don’t know enough about him to form an opinion yet. That sounds absurdly high for a guy who’s been yakking about politics every weeknight for the past 10 years, but relative to most other Democratic challengers, it’s probably absurdly low. As dispiriting as it is to see celebrities running for office now, they’re not a bad bet for a party trying to unseat an incumbent: They’re well funded, have prominent connections, and can make up the name-recognition gap more quickly than the average joe. The trick is getting voters to take them seriously, which is impossible if you’ve ever watched “Hardball” and perfectly possible if you’re among the vast majority who haven’t and know him only by his resume. Surely he has as much gravitas as a guy known chiefly for tedious bits on Weekend Update in the 1980s.

I can’t imagine the political climate will be worse for the GOP in two years, although that’s for the same reason I can’t imagine the economy will be much worse: It’s not based on reason so much as avoiding nausea at the very thought. Assuming that things are better, Specter should be okay. The Democrats’ generic advantage will have shrunk and conservatives will put their distaste for his RINOism aside lest they end up saddled with a senator from MSNBC. Exit question: Pennsylvania’s gain is Obama’s loss. Who’ll transparently shill for him at 5 p.m. every day now?


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Guy’s too weird and too much of a loose cannon to get elected. He’d make Joe Biden look careful and disciplined.

alex342 on November 28, 2008 at 1:33 PM

ahahahahahahaha

lodge on November 28, 2008 at 1:33 PM

Can a “two leg tingle” be far off?

Rovin on November 28, 2008 at 1:34 PM

Oh man, I think I just threw up some of my Thanksgiving dinner in my mouth…

*runs to the bathroom*

Liberty or Death on November 28, 2008 at 1:34 PM

Will he use his current slot to campaign till the next cycle? And actively pursue his future opponent without any sort of equal time kicking in?

lorien1973 on November 28, 2008 at 1:35 PM

It really is a Black Friday.

a capella on November 28, 2008 at 1:35 PM

Let them hang themselves.

Firebird on November 28, 2008 at 1:35 PM

Who’ll transparently shill for him at 5 p.m. every day now?

I read that Glenn Beck’s show will be ob Fox at 5 p.m.
Maybe he…uh…prolly not.

eeyore on November 28, 2008 at 1:37 PM

Endless material for campaign ads.

Theworldisnotenough on November 28, 2008 at 1:37 PM

Matthews, 62, would run as a Democrat.

You don’t say!

Who’ll transparently shill for him at 5 p.m. every day now?

Who? Any other “journalist”. Take your pick. Any of them will do, I’m sure.

Kensington on November 28, 2008 at 1:40 PM

By the way, shouldn’t he resign from MSNBC immediately, in order to perpetuate the lie that journalism and political advocacy can’t mix?

Kensington on November 28, 2008 at 1:41 PM

Tinglemania! Look at the bright side: we will no longer have to suffer Chris Matthews being a major player in TV news

Baphomet on November 28, 2008 at 1:41 PM

Tinglemania! Look at the bright side: we will no longer have to suffer Chris Matthews being a major player in TV news

Baphomet on November 28, 2008 at 1:41 PM

There ya go.

MrScribbler on November 28, 2008 at 1:44 PM

I’m not sure who is worse, Spector or Matthews?
Wasting time worrying about a damn football game when our borders are open, our citizens are being assasinated by gangs, and the country is swimming in debt OR
A leg tingling commentator who IS NOW CONFIRMING WHAT WE ALL KNEW…that he is a schill for the democrats.

How about this. Get a real conservative republican to unseat Spector and then, embarrass the hell out of Mr. Leg Tingle when he loses so badly his leg falls off. How about that? Two birds with ONE stone.

HornetSting on November 28, 2008 at 1:45 PM

Surely he has as much gravitas as a guy known chiefly for tedious bits on Weekend Update in the 1980s.

Dennis Miller wasn’t tedious.

fluffy on November 28, 2008 at 1:49 PM

In my opinion Matthews is only doing this to be closer to THE ONE so he can continue to get those “leg tingles” which proves to me Matthews is teh gay.

Anyone willing to bet when Matthews finally comes out of the closet?

Liberty or Death on November 28, 2008 at 1:49 PM

May the fleas of a thousand camels crawl up his leg that has the tingle.

abinitioadinfinitum on November 28, 2008 at 1:52 PM

We had a conservative challenge Specter last time and the RINO powers that be shat on him so that Specter could win because he’s so valuable. RINOs, RINOs, RINOs I’m sick of them and that’s why I’ve never been a registered Republican.

Jeff on November 28, 2008 at 1:53 PM

May the fleas of a thousand camels spiders crawl up his leg that has the tingle.

abinitioadinfinitum on November 28, 2008 at 1:52 PM

FTFY!

upinak on November 28, 2008 at 1:54 PM

Upon hearing this news, Keith Olbermann began immediate negotiations with David Paterson to replace Hillary.

JammieWearingFool on November 28, 2008 at 1:57 PM

upinak on November 28, 2008 at 1:54 PM

That will work

abinitioadinfinitum on November 28, 2008 at 1:57 PM

Matthews, 62, would run as a Democrat.

Really?

Who’ll transparently shill (leg) thrill for him at 5 p.m. every day now?

Entelechy on November 28, 2008 at 1:59 PM

Arlen Specter or Chris Mathews? Is there a difference here? The people of Pennsylvania voted for The One, so I don’t have a lot of sympathy for them, but this is inhuman.

sharrukin on November 28, 2008 at 1:59 PM

By the way, shouldn’t he resign from MSNBC immediately, in order to perpetuate the lie that journalism and political advocacy can’t mix?

Kensington on November 28, 2008 at 1:41 PM

Speaking of “perpetuation”, the “MIM’s” (morons in Minnesota) who have given credence to an idiot like Franken will accelerate the “celebrity candidates” who think they should represent a mass of lemmings. Look for more liberal media darlings in the future….and keep a set of barf bags next to the monitor.

Rovin on November 28, 2008 at 2:00 PM

Wonder if the people of Pennsylvania are starting to feel the thrill running up their leg?

pilamaye on November 28, 2008 at 2:01 PM

Oh this is a really juicy tidbit,I can’t wait for
Chris to have a meltdown or cat-in-ip-tion fit when
he loses!

Who’s next?

I suppose Oprah or Maher,or even Colbert will be next!

So,I guess anybody can be in politics,gawd help the USA!
(Sarc!)Ha ha.

canopfor on November 28, 2008 at 2:01 PM

Tis a pity. If such buffoons as Al Franken and Chris Matthews are elected to the Senate, then who will appear on television? So much for gag comedy and gag political commentary.

PercyB on November 28, 2008 at 2:02 PM

Answer to exit question: Whoever it is the bar has been set pretty low. No high standards there. Rosie could qualify.

scalleywag on November 28, 2008 at 2:03 PM

Who’ll transparently shill for him at 5 p.m. every day now?

“Hardball” will lose its real meaning.

Entelechy on November 28, 2008 at 2:04 PM

Sink me. The American voters may have decided to banish their statesmen and exalt their buffoons.

PercyB on November 28, 2008 at 2:04 PM

Just considering the run must have made his leg tingle like a wet squirrel on a high-tension power line.

But to be actually negotiating with Obama campaign veteran staffers, the Oracle of the Leg must be damn near full leg cramp-inducing vibration, on the verge of full leg separation.

FlatFoot on November 28, 2008 at 2:06 PM

Absolutely superb!

He might even win in PA!

I shouldn’t I guess but I find the idea of Senator Matthews comical.

Ares on November 28, 2008 at 2:06 PM

This is a great thing. That seat was probably vulnerable to any other challenger. I wonder if either Specter or Chrissy will have any challenge in their primaries (it’d be cool if both got beat).

malan89 on November 28, 2008 at 2:08 PM

“Hardball” will lose its real meaning.

Entelechy on November 28, 2008 at 2:04 PM

Hitler only had one… I doubt Chrissy has any to begin with.

upinak on November 28, 2008 at 2:10 PM

Rovin on November 28, 2008 at 2:00 PM

When I first heard that AL Franken was running….I laughed out loud(kinda the same way I did when I heard The One picked Joe Bidden)….

Look what happened. I swear to God, people just go out and vote without any inkling of what they’re voting for.

Mathews running does not seem so ridiculous now.

Hopefully, Norm will hold on and win…but the fact that it’s even close just makes me want to gag.

BigWyo on November 28, 2008 at 2:11 PM

with 55 percent saying they don’t know enough about him to form an opinion yet

That’s what being on such a highly rated network will do for ya!

innominatus on November 28, 2008 at 2:11 PM

Whenever I think someone is a mindless hack who couldn’t possible be elected senator, they’ve won handily. Repeatedly. Give that man a seal and change his set to a parthenon, he’ll fit right in.

scalleywag on November 28, 2008 at 2:11 PM

Talk about comedy gold!

Gothguy on November 28, 2008 at 2:12 PM

Jeff on November 28, 2008 at 1:53 PM

GWB was one of his big supporters.

Look for more liberal media darlings in the future….and keep a set of barf bags next to the monitor.

Rovin on November 28, 2008 at 2:00 PM

As they lose their jobs from the dying (old) media, they need an income…affirming that you’re absolutely right.

Politics will be a perfect fit, as the old media of today and politics are the same thing.

The voters are the fools, and will deserve them, if they let them in.

The fact that it w/b a conflict of interest that his wife is a reporter doesn’t even enter his, nor the (old) media’s mind. This in and by itself speaks volumes of how dumb we have become, or how overestimated we were all along.

Entelechy on November 28, 2008 at 2:13 PM

If these tools keep reelecting Murtha I see know reason why Chris Matthews can’t win.

Mark1971 on November 28, 2008 at 2:18 PM

Breaking: Olbermann runs for Hillary’s seat in New York.

Entelechy on November 28, 2008 at 2:19 PM

Hitler only had one… I doubt Chrissy has any to begin with.

upinak on November 28, 2008 at 2:10 PM

Hitler had only one ball
The other was in the kitchen wall
His mother cut it off when he was very small

Al Franken has two
But they are very small
And Chris Matthews has none at all

PercyB on November 28, 2008 at 2:21 PM

Olbermann has the runs down his leg while seated in New York.

scalleywag on November 28, 2008 at 2:23 PM

PercyB on November 28, 2008 at 2:21 PM

Should not read funny comments whilst eating soup.

scalleywag on November 28, 2008 at 2:24 PM

If they can re-elect Murtha ..hell why not?

Jamson64 on November 28, 2008 at 2:25 PM

And they almost re-elected Stevens, a convicted criminal!
Aack.

scalleywag on November 28, 2008 at 2:26 PM

And they almost re-elected Stevens, a convicted criminal!
Aack.

scalleywag on November 28, 2008 at 2:26 PM

Uh, who isn’t in the house and senate…at least, they should be convicted.
Kennedy, Kennedy (son), Murtha, etc….

HornetSting on November 28, 2008 at 2:28 PM

Specter needs to retire before he becomes another Thurmond or Byrd. I hope that Specter’s replacement is a man similar to Specter or the deceased Senator Heinz. I hate it when I’m forced to vote Democratic, because the Republican has gone so far off deep end that I’m unable to tolerate it. I won’t regret voting against Rick Santorum, even if Coleman and Saxby were to both lose. Santorum’s comparison of homosexuality to bestiality was just too insane for him to be allowed to be in the Senate.

thuja on November 28, 2008 at 2:28 PM

Maybe Olbermann will be his campaign manager and Rachel Maddow will be his spokeswoman. That plus Matthews with his natural grace and charm should put the campaign over the top in rural and west Pennsylvania.

/sarc

meltenn on November 28, 2008 at 2:33 PM

This in and by itself speaks volumes of how dumb we have become, or how overestimated we were all along.

Entelechy on November 28, 2008 at 2:13 PM

Considering the outright disgust and low opinions of congress or the senate, the door’s wide open for incompetents such as Matthews and Franken. Why not fill both houses with Rosie O’Donnal’s and Woody Harelson’s or start a new reality show called, “So, you want to be a Senator”

Rovin on November 28, 2008 at 2:46 PM

We’ll see what the RNC will do. There should be enough video to show Matthews to be mentally unstable. Not everyone could get spontaneous leg tingles.

jencab on November 28, 2008 at 3:04 PM

If gets elected at least we would have all the mentally unstable in one asylum…..

DL13 on November 28, 2008 at 3:08 PM

He’s still on my **** list for abusing Michelle. He’s the spawn of a liberal and a caveman.

Paul-Cincy on November 28, 2008 at 3:12 PM

jencab on November 28, 2008 at 3:04 PM
We’ll see what the RNC will do. There should be enough video to show Matthews to be mentally unstable.

Couldn’t the same be said for Franken? But the RNC didn’t get it done there.

Paul-Cincy on November 28, 2008 at 3:13 PM

Conservatives need to draft somone viable to run in the primary against Sphincter.

thomasaur on November 28, 2008 at 3:14 PM

Animal House may have been a portent.

whitetop on November 28, 2008 at 3:21 PM

Specter, Matthews.

Great, another “none of the above” election.

Zorro on November 28, 2008 at 3:24 PM

Let’s hope Tweety is the Dem challenger to Arlen Specter. The Republicans will hold onto a seat.

chunderroad on November 28, 2008 at 3:25 PM

Exit answer: Not sure. But no doubt there’s no shortage of slobbering sycophants who’ll assume apply for the position.

Can you imagine? Senators Murtha and Matthews?!

Are Pennsylvanians that doubly stupid?

locomotivebreath1901 on November 28, 2008 at 3:43 PM

Geez, when are you guys gonna stop banging on we Keystoners? We lost Santorum probably because the RINOs really didn’t like him. I thought he was great. When Lynn Swann ran for governor against Fast Eddie Rendell the R party gave him so much support that you wouldn’t even know anyone was running against Rendell. Pat toomey came within a hairs breadth of beating Spector in the primary because, as I said earlier, the RINOs including GWB backed Spector. And I’ll repeat, that’s why I never say I’m a Republican. I am a Conservative. I despise the R party.

Jeff on November 28, 2008 at 3:52 PM

“Matthews, 62, would run as a Democrat.” I’d say he’s an Obamacrat who won’t be getting that thrill up his leg every night on MSNBC–if he runs.

locomotivebreath1901:
“Can you imagine? Senators Murtha and Matthews?!
Are Pennsylvanians that doubly stupid?”
Apparently so and…perhaps Congress’s favorable rating is too high.

Christine on November 28, 2008 at 3:59 PM

I guess that’ll be Senator Snugglebuggle Kissyface, then.

Exit question: Pennsylvania’s gain is Obama’s loss. Who’ll transparently shill for him at 5 p.m. every day now?

My money’s on Noonan. She’s certainly been auditioning for the job recently.

Snowed In on November 28, 2008 at 4:03 PM

Wait – does this mean he won’t be on MSNBC? That’s bad news for Fox!

hawksruleva on November 28, 2008 at 4:05 PM

What’s with the Senators Murtha and Matthews? Murtha is a crooked congressman from Johnstown not a senator. Our other illustrious senator is Bobby Casey, a do nothing and know nothing D rubber stamp who won on his old man’s name.

Jeff on November 28, 2008 at 4:05 PM

Running as a Democrat?

Breaking: Dog bites man

Black Adam on November 28, 2008 at 4:08 PM

Paul-Cincy on November 28, 2008 at 3:13 PM

I agree. But we will get new leadership in the RNC (I pray) by the time Matthews runs.

But knowing how the RNC likes to screw things up, we’ll have some idiotic leader.
It is important to have Steele or Newt as chairman.

jencab on November 28, 2008 at 4:10 PM

We had a conservative challenge Specter last time and the RINO powers that be shat on him so that Specter could win because he’s so valuable. RINOs, RINOs, RINOs I’m sick of them and that’s why I’ve never been a registered Republican.

Jeff on November 28, 2008 at 1:53 PM

Pat Toomey (later to form Club for Growth) was the conservative challenger. Lots of GOP money went to Specter, who was really threatened by the support for his opposition, the “reason” being that Specter’s seniority and position on the Judiciary Committee was supposedly to ease approval of Bush’s Supreme Court appointments. We saw how that party loyalty worked out, didn’t we?

Specter more often than not forms alliances with Democrats when it comes time to create “gangs”. At heart, he is a Democrat. His role in defeating the Bork nomination is bitterly remembered in the western part of Pennsylvania, an area which is neglected by Specter until it is time to run for election again.

The narrow election of Specter over Toomey led to Specter’s forming a campaign war chest for his next run shortly afterwards.

I imagine that the powers of moveon.org and the DNC will do all that they can to put Matthews into a senatorial seat and to challenge any contender just as they did to the representative (I can’t recall his name at the moment– someone help me here) who was raising questions intel leaks and disregard of intel information in government agencies.

I would really like Toomey to run again to defeat both Specter and Matthews. With the damage that a Dem-controlled Congress is likely to do to the economy, perhaps Pennsylvanians will be willing to embrace Toomey’s responsible fiscal conservatism.

Would it be folly to ask Santorum to run again?

How about Lou Barletta?

We folks posting at Scrappleface would support Scott Ott for senator, too.

onlineanalyst on November 28, 2008 at 4:33 PM

If the people of Pennsylvania can reelect Murtha after his “racist” and “redneck” tirades then I guess they’ll vote a hack moron like Matthews in as well.

You know, only a few short decades ago this hack would have been fired from his TV gig and laughed into non-existence for even suggesting a run at the Senate.

My how times change … for the worse.

Democrats … this is how you would like to be represented?

darwin on November 28, 2008 at 4:34 PM

Democrats … this is how you would like to be represented?

darwin on November 28, 2008 at 4:34 PM

They’d love another yes-man/stooge.

thomasaur on November 28, 2008 at 4:40 PM

If these tools keep reelecting Murtha I see know reason why Chris Matthews can’t win.

Mark1971 on November 28, 2008 at 2:18 PM

Big, REALLY BIG, DNC and moveon.org money was channeled quite late into Murtha’s campaign, allowing the old toad to buy full-page ads, radio, and tv spots filled with lies, half-truths, and innuendoes. Opponents of Murtha have to battle a big machine and absurd Dem-dominated gerrymandering. Murtha does not know how to conduct himself honorably, whether in the House or on the campaign trail.

onlineanalyst on November 28, 2008 at 4:42 PM

We folks posting at Scrappleface would support Scott Ott for senator, too.

onlineanalyst on November 28, 2008 at 4:33 PM

We could never be that sane. Plus, I’d miss the talented, good man, instantly.

Entelechy on November 28, 2008 at 4:44 PM

Look how close Stuart Smalley is to winning, if he can win, ANYONE CAN!!! BLAHHHHHHHHH

reshas1 on November 28, 2008 at 4:46 PM

This just in:

I am announcing my run for a Senate seat.

It seems to be the popular thing to do these days. Why not?

cannonball on November 28, 2008 at 5:36 PM

Chris Matthews is likely to run for United States Senate in Pennsylvania in 2010.

I wish he’d declare, alreay, and get the heck off the air!

Matthews, 62, would run as a Democrat.

Well, Duh!!!

Is this supposed to be a joke?

seanrobins on November 28, 2008 at 6:00 PM

Matthews, 62, would run as a Democrat.

Talk about “needless to say”!

ddrintn on November 28, 2008 at 6:03 PM

If Toomey or Santorum could beat Specter in the primary could they possibly lose to Chris Mathews? Casey won because he is a very centrist Democrat. Nothing about Mathews is even close to the center.

cadams on November 28, 2008 at 6:16 PM

Scratch Franken losing being the greatest thing in spite of Obama being Prez. Matthews losing next election would be the greatest!

Grafted on November 28, 2008 at 6:28 PM

Am I the only one that really, reaslly wants Chrissy Matts to run? I swear, if he does, we need to make his opponent, whether its Specter or not, the best funded republican in 2010. I’ll give till it hurts. If he actually has the testicular fortitude to run and come out of his protective cocoon, this gives us a chance to slam his silly, unfair, Obama-loving ass. And Palin needs to go to PA to campaign against him. Let’s hammer this MSMoron, and then pray that Olberloser runs for governor of what ever state he is from.

Shotgun Messiah on November 28, 2008 at 7:46 PM

Matthews can’t get off his knees long enough to run for anything.

try again later on November 28, 2008 at 7:47 PM

Don’t like Chris Matthews? How about Keith Olbermann? Here’s a site to see!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/fire-keith-olbermann

afotia on November 28, 2008 at 8:29 PM

We need to consider (1) the acorn fraud which will not go away (2) The funding fraud we saw with obama probably will extend to the senate races as well (3) The dems will do everything in their power to let illegals living in timbuktu to vote democrat.(4) Matthews friends in the press will continue the ‘he walks on water’ stuff for him. (5) Matthews might be able to use his show to shill for himself.

Whatever Republican runs will have a hard time

I think that once he sets things in motion, Rush, Hannity and Boortz should announce their canadacies.

The Romans kept the people in line with bread and circuses. We made things more efficient by making our government a freaking circus.

bullseye on November 28, 2008 at 8:56 PM

How’s Matthews going to be able to get out and about to meet voters with his leg tingling like it does? Is he counting on his tingle to be the “magic bullet” that will help him defeat Spector?

Gohawgs on November 28, 2008 at 9:18 PM

Don’t think the people in Pennsylvania won’t elect Chrissy Mathews. They elected Murtha so they’ll pretty much elect any idiot.

I have little respect for the Pennsylvanian electorate.

Guardian on November 29, 2008 at 12:03 AM

Goodness, thought I was seeing things! Matthews? Another fruit in the basket. Never liked him.

sheebe on November 29, 2008 at 2:09 AM

OMG! Say it ain’t so!
Our tax dollars will be buying “spit masks” for the entire Senate.

hopefloats on November 29, 2008 at 2:20 AM

locomotivebreath1901 on November 28, 2008 at 3:43 PM

Murtha is Not a Senator..he is a Congressman. The people of Pennsylvania did not re-elect Murtha…the people of the 12th district of Pa. re-elected him.

I live in Pa and Im getting sick and tired of everyone saying we ALL re-elected him. Only the people who live in his district can vote for him.

As for Mathews running for Senator…ewwwwww.

becki51758 on November 29, 2008 at 7:07 AM

Guardian on November 29, 2008 at 12:03 AM

That shoulD say you have no respect for the PEOPLE OF THE 12th DISTRICT OF PA.

becki51758 on November 29, 2008 at 7:09 AM

Eh. Like him or not, Specter has a very high approval rating here in Pennsylvania. Matthews will have to defeat that, not to mention his brother’s bad reputation here.

rightwingprof on November 29, 2008 at 7:57 AM

If it gets Matthews off the air, let them take Specter’s seat. He a RINO, isn’t he?

la.rt.wngr on November 29, 2008 at 10:11 AM

Matthews – the face of the Democratic Party. Har!

littleguy on November 29, 2008 at 11:02 AM

I can’t imagine the political climate will be worse for the GOP in two years, although that’s for the same reason I can’t imagine the economy will be much worse: It’s not based on reason so much as avoiding nausea at the very thought.

Ed, the economy hasn’t even begun to falter. Repeating the severe recession of the early 1980s would be an optimistic scenario at this point. By this time next year, people will be wishing they had the economy of 2008.

Vashta.Nerada on November 29, 2008 at 1:24 PM

It was bad enough that my home state elected Murtha for another term? Now if they elect Matthews, I’m going to stop telling people where I grew up. If it weren’t for the Steelers I would have already disowned them…

BiasedGirl on November 30, 2008 at 12:02 AM

The criteria to be a volinteer for Chris are as follows.
1. Can’t be grossed out by having spit hit you in the face during a normal coversation with Chris.
2. Can’t be offended when Chris gets an erection whenever in the presence of a Obama picture.
3 Must love all liberal ideas and endorse them unless they come from the mouth of Kieth Oberman. Embrace the ideas but don’t give Oberman the credit.
4 Woman must have hair no longer than Rachel Maddow.
5.Men must either be gay or bisexual or if not either of the two be willing to die for their right to marry.
6 Be willing to support our troups in every war but openly hope we lose every war.
7 Hate the Clintons before every election but love them after Obama puts yet another one of their cronies in his cabnet.
8 Have a open pocketbook and a willingness to get your old folks in retirement homes to give their money the mathews campaign.
9 Last and not least be ready willing and able to vote as many times as possible and then after turned away at the 34th precinct declare that your voice was not heard and your disenfranchised dispite already voting 33 other times.

Irvin88 on November 30, 2008 at 1:07 AM

Is Representative Murtha so unusual?

The Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas of Pennsylvania have been pulling the Democratic lever for the last 70 years. The “Y” or “T” area between those cities sometimes swings the state to the Republicans.

The strange thing is that Murtha was mostly from the rural area, toward the center of the state, east of Pittsburgh. However, it was a bad year for Republicans. Murtha’s opponent was from outside the area (called a carpetbagger from Northern Virginia). And like numerous other Democratic legislators, Murtha brings home the earmarks. THAT is the coup de grace in many areas.

The Republicans have to find a solution to earmarks and stay virtuous if they ever get empowered again.

IlikedAUH2O on November 30, 2008 at 4:33 AM

He’s a shoe in. In the tradition of the likes of Jefferson, Murtha, Nagin, etc. It’s only fitting that ‘The Land of The Free’ is represented by crooks, liars and thieves. He’ll fit in perfectly. It is better than him being on TV anyway.

Griz on November 30, 2008 at 9:27 AM

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