Romney: I’m going to win Pennsylvania … in November

posted at 11:11 am on April 6, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Mitt Romney is feeling confident — not to say cocky. At the very same time that he downplayed his chances to win the Keystone State primary April 24, he expressed an expectant hope that he’ll win Pennsylvania in the general election:

“As you know I want to win Pennsylvania in November,” Romney said at a small rally held on the roof of a downtown Harrisburg office building. “I’m going to win Pennsylvania in November.” …

Pennsylvania hasn’t voted Republican in a presidential election since 1988, but he expressed confidence that he could pick up the state’s 20 electoral votes this fall.

“The people of Pennsylvania, on Nov. 6, I believe will vote for me and give me the support I need to become the next president of the United States,” he said. …

As for the more pressing matter – the April 24 Republican primary showdown against Rick Santorum – Romney was careful not to overstate his chances.

“Newt Gingrich won his state, I won my state, I think people expect the senator to win his home state,” he said. “But I’ll pick up a lot of delegates, and we have several other states with contests the same day – I hope to win all of those, and if I can win the others and pick up some delegates here, it will give me an even stronger lead.”

These juxtaposed remarks might be some of Mitt Romney’s most brilliant. At this point, he has every reason to expect that he’ll be the nominee. The math heavily favors him and prominent conservative figures in the Republican Party have, by their endorsements, anointed him “conservative enough.” Few folks are talking about a Rick Santorum comeback and even fewer are talking about a White Knight. As jarring as it might be to hear Romney jump over the last few months of the primary process to the general, then, he’s justified.

Furthermore, by focusing his predictions of victory on the general, he adds not only to his growing aura of inevitability, but to his growing aura of electability. He diminishes the importance of a Santorum victory. “So Santorum wins Pennsylvania?” Romney seems to be saying. “Everybody wins at home, but don’t think we need a Pennsylvanian to carry the swing state in the general election. Obama’s not from there — and he’s only further alienated ‘bitter clingers’ in Pennsylvania country.”

If Romney wins Pennsylvania in April — as at least one poll shows him poised to do — then so much the better for him.


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Is this a bit too far fetched?

Romney/Murkowski 2012!

Seeing as how they share so many liberal views today …

DannoJyd on April 6, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Romney needs to end the primary contest ASAP and focus all his attention on Obama and the Democrap smear machine. They’ve already drafted creepy commie Larry O’Donnell and pothead pervert Bill Maher to slander Romney’s religion (after slandering Rick’s Catholicism).

The race needs to start now. The GOP needs to unite and defeat President Jackass.

Philly on April 6, 2012 at 3:08 PM

BTW, reminding those who live in the Keystone State just what the jug-eared socialist in the White House called them in 2008 would not be a bad part of the GOP strategy for 2012.

Happy Nomad on April 6, 2012 at 3:05 PM

And Obama has a new item he claims Americans are foolishly “clinging” to: Capitalism. Guns, religion, capitalism. Three strikes, you’re out, Barry.

Buy Danish on April 6, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Romney needs to end the primary contest ASAP and focus all his attention on Obama and the Democrap smear machine. They’ve already drafted creepy commie Larry O’Donnell and pothead pervert Bill Maher to slander Romney’s religion (after slandering Rick’s Catholicism).

The race needs to start now. The GOP needs to unite and defeat President Jackass.

Philly on April 6, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Agreed. The primary season is virtually over. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich could show a lot of class by officially dropping out out of the race now and getting behind Romney 100%. We must have a united team.

bluegill on April 6, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Who ever wins Pittsburgh and Philadelphia wins PA.

How does he plan on winning these 2 cities?

liberal4life on April 6, 2012 at 11:19 AM

From the understanding Obama is underwater in Pennsylvania. Which means there is a very good chance Pennsylvania votes Romney

Conservative4ev on April 6, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Forgot to mention they just passed voter I’d too uh uh no dead people voting

Conservative4ev on April 6, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Mitt needs to speak personally to PA residents in his ads this month. It would benefit him to make a personal connection with them now. Not a narration – a personal appeal.

Philly on April 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Who ever wins Pittsburgh and Philadelphia wins PA.

How does he plan on winning these 2 cities?

liberal4life on April 6, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Ummm… how exactly is there a Governor Corbett or a Senator Toomey right now? They sure as hell didn’t win either city.

That being said, Corbett did win Allegheny County and I think there’s a good chance Romney could also do so. Obama has become absolutely toxic to blue collar voter there. If Romney can win Allegheny (or atleast keep the margin very close there) and also wins the Philly suburbs (Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, and Bucks counties), there is almost no way he loses PA. Even the Philly machine can’t manufacture enough votes to overcome that.

Nelsen on April 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM

The primary season is virtually over. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich could show a lot of class by officially dropping out out of the race now and getting behind Romney 100%. We must have a united team.

bluegill on April 6, 2012 at 3:16 PM

I don’t disagree with the idea that the primary follies need to end to start a unified campaign against the real enemy BUT isn’t it really up to Romney’s people to broker the deal that gives Romney a clear shot to the nomination? We can drag this out where Gingrich, Santorum, and Paul wait until the convention to leverage the general campaign message. Or we can do it now. But it really is up to Romney’s people to do so now instead of demanding that the presumptive losers gracefully drop out. Santorum in particular has enough capital in delegate votes that he should have influence in the ultimate GOP ticket. Paul and Gingrich not so much.

Happy Nomad on April 6, 2012 at 3:54 PM

He just Might Prez Downgrade struck again on friday news dump

Egan-Jones cuts U.S. rating on debt burden

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/06/ratings-usa-egan-idUSL2E8F629N20120406

Conservative4ev on April 6, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Mitt needs to speak personally to PA residents in his ads this month. It would benefit him to make a personal connection with them now. Not a narration – a personal appeal.

Philly on April 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM

And presumably an appeal that doesn’t start with “I know people who own steel mills.” :0

Seriously, I think your advice is spot on for the Romney campaign from now until victory in November. Americans don’t despise Romney for having money but they can’t really relate to the life he has led any more than they can relate to a sorta Muslim sorta Christian President raised largely overseas and clearly views America different than the rest of us.

Happy Nomad on April 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Begging the question again. Romney’s got it locked up, so why is he worrying about Santorum AT ALL? Good Lord, you ‘bots and your problems with logic.

ddrintn on April 6, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Making a go at beating Santorum in his home state in order drive a stake through the heart of his rivals campaign is what you call worrying? As long as Sweatervest refuses to accept defeat like a man, he has to be dealt with like an annoying expensive gnat.
What is your logic exactly? You’re mad that Romney is still campaigning against his primary challenger even though he’s winning by a long shot? ok. eye roll.
I’m thinking of a number. It starts with 11 and ends with 44.

Buttercup on April 6, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Making a go at beating Santorum in his home state in order drive a stake through the heart of his rivals campaign is what you call worrying? As long as Sweatervest refuses to accept defeat like a man, he has to be dealt with like an annoying expensive gnat.
What is your logic exactly? You’re mad that Romney is still campaigning against his primary challenger even though he’s winning by a long shot? ok. eye roll.
I’m thinking of a number. It starts with 11 and ends with 44.

Buttercup on April 6, 2012 at 4:13 PM

One of the arguments of you Romney zealots is that Romney has the nomination locked up, and it’s “wasting” money to continue the primary. Now you’re defending the concept of Romney spending money attacking Santorum?

I guess anything is acceptable as long as Romney is doing it, huh?

JannyMae on April 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Mitt needs to speak personally to PA residents in his ads this month. It would benefit him to make a personal connection with them now. Not a narration – a personal appeal.

Philly on April 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM

People with car elevators in their homes do not understand blue collar folks

liberal4life on April 6, 2012 at 4:22 PM

People with car elevators in their homes do not understand blue collar folks

liberal4life on April 6, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Why not?

Chuck Schick on April 6, 2012 at 4:29 PM

People like you keep repeating he’ll lose, though he’s polling within striking range in all the states that count–and this in polls that are weighted against the GOP to begin with. So it’s time for you to admit defeat and get behind the winner. Right now, as far as I’m concerned, every post used to attack Romney is a post that helps elect Obama–just as every swipe Santorum takes at Romney only helps to re-elect Obama.

writeblock on April 6, 2012 at 1:51 PM

I will actively fight for a Tea Party Candidate I can vote for if Mitt is the nominee. I will never support a Democrat as our nominee. An arrogant SOB that in 2002 repudiated our Party saying he did not know a single Republican and was to the left of the Democrat he was running against. A Democrat who got more for the Democrats in Mass than any one thought possible.

I detest Romney. He is evil pure and simple.

Steveangell on April 6, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Romney: I’m going to win Pennsylvania

RCP and Rasmussen seem to disagree. As does recent history, actually. I don’t really see how he expects to win PA when actual Republicans have so much trouble winning statewide races. Toomey for one.

Buckshot Bill on April 6, 2012 at 4:53 PM

I guess anything is acceptable as long as Romney is doing it, huh?

JannyMae on April 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Of course.

Romney is a Democrat as are his supporters all RATS.

Steveangell on April 6, 2012 at 4:58 PM

One of the arguments of you Romney zealots is that Romney has the nomination locked up, and it’s “wasting” money to continue the primary. Now you’re defending the concept of Romney spending money attacking Santorum?

I guess anything is acceptable as long as Romney is doing it, huh?

JannyMae on April 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM

As long as Santorum won’t accept defeat, Mitt has to continue the primary battle and yes it is a waste of money.
Money we need in the General to beat Obama? Is that concept really so difficult for you? Evidently yes because it’s been explained to you about 1144 times and you still don’t get it.

Mittbot-Zealot

Buttercup on April 6, 2012 at 5:03 PM

NATIONAL POLLS:
USA Today/Gallup 3/25 – 3/26 901 RV 49 45 Obama +4
CNN/Opinion Research 3/24 – 3/25 925 RV 54 43 Obama +11
McClatchy/Marist 3/20 – 3/22 846 RV 46 44 Obama +2
PPP (D) 3/15 – 3/17 900 RV 48 44 Obama +4
Reason-Rupe 3/10 – 3/20 1200 A 46 40 Obama +6
FOX News 3/10 – 3/12 912 RV 46 42 Obama +4

Obama is whipping Romney nationally. Which means he will win by close to double digits in PA.

Thanks Mittbots, you have delivered a 1980 landslide to Obama.

angryed on April 6, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich could show a lot of class by officially dropping out out of the race now and getting behind Romney 100%. We must have a united team.

bluegill on April 6, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Class is what neither man has. Santorum especially is an obnoxious individual. It’s all about him. Smugness personified–which is why Pennsylvanians turned on him. The more you know him, the less there is to like.

writeblock on April 6, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Who ever wins Pittsburgh and Philadelphia wins PA.

How does he plan on winning these 2 cities?

liberal4life on April 6, 2012 at 11:19 AM

The GOP is implementing Voter ID. Let’s see how the Dems rack up the numbers with that in play.

writeblock on April 6, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Romney needs to end the primary contest ASAP and focus all his attention on Obama and the Democrap smear machine. They’ve already drafted creepy commie Larry O’Donnell and pothead pervert Bill Maher to slander Romney’s religion (after slandering Rick’s Catholicism).

The race needs to start now. The GOP needs to unite and defeat President Jackass.

Philly on April 6, 2012 at 3:08 PM

The question I have is whether he should simply ignore Santo or if he should bury him. The former may be the best course, but it does leave a yipping curr to nip at his heels for a while longer. A quick kill and disposal in a shallow grave for Santo’s campaign means delaying the general election campaign until business is taken care of, but it would result in a cleaner start when he begins the election in earnest.

MJBrutus on April 6, 2012 at 5:15 PM

I detest Romney. He is evil pure and simple.

Steveangell on April 6, 2012 at 4:43 PM

This is overreaction squared. What’s to detest? He’s a Mormon? He gets a little rough with the opposition? He flip-flopped on this or that? Big deal. He’s a good businessman, a good family man, he gives more to charity than most politicians, he’s smart, he’s articulate, he’s center-right politically and he polls fairly well. Time to get on board and quit griping.

writeblock on April 6, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Obama is whipping Romney nationally. Which means he will win by close to double digits in PA.

Thanks Mittbots, you have delivered a 1980 landslide to Obama.

angryed on April 6, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Rasmussen Tracking 4/3 – 4/5 1500 LV 46 46 Tie

And that while Mitt is still mired in the mud with the likes of Santo and Newt while PBHO pontificates from on high. I say Mitt is in great shape and that you need to find a clue.

MJBrutus on April 6, 2012 at 5:18 PM

I detest Romney. He is evil pure and simple.

Steveangell on April 6, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Congratulations! You’ve been clinically diagnosed as one of the early sufferers of RDS.

MJBrutus on April 6, 2012 at 5:19 PM

NATIONAL POLLS:
USA Today/Gallup 3/25 – 3/26 901 RV 49 45 Obama +4
CNN/Opinion Research 3/24 – 3/25 925 RV 54 43 Obama +11
McClatchy/Marist 3/20 – 3/22 846 RV 46 44 Obama +2
PPP (D) 3/15 – 3/17 900 RV 48 44 Obama +4
Reason-Rupe 3/10 – 3/20 1200 A 46 40 Obama +6
FOX News 3/10 – 3/12 912 RV 46 42 Obama +4

Obama is whipping Romney nationally. Which means he will win by close to double digits in PA.

Thanks Mittbots, you have delivered a 1980 landslide to Obama.

angryed on April 6, 2012 at 5:04 PM

First, none of these polls sampled likely voters. That alone would give Romney the edge. Second, excluding the outlier CNN poll, all the polls show Romney within striking distance–or within the margin of error. Third, except for the ridiculous CNN poll, Obama is below 50%–which means the undecided vote could decimate his chances, given that it goes against the incumbent 80% of the time. Fourth, polls at this stage of the game mean nothing. But even at that, Romney’s in excellent shape.

writeblock on April 6, 2012 at 5:26 PM

The question I have is whether he should simply ignore Santo or if he should bury him. The former may be the best course, but it does leave a yipping curr to nip at his heels for a while longer. A quick kill and disposal in a shallow grave for Santo’s campaign means delaying the general election campaign until business is taken care of, but it would result in a cleaner start when he begins the election in earnest.

MJBrutus on April 6, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Mitt’s already made the kill of Santorum so he ought to be ignored. He should tout his own record and hammer Obama relentlessly.

In fact Santorum’s dropping out of the race would mean the end of any residual media interest in the primary campaign, along with the free coverage and exposure that comes with it. Losing Pennsylvania doesn’t really hurt Mitt, and if Santorum wins it and uses it to keep his campaign running through the next round of states (Indiana, West Virginia and North Carolina) then our presumptive nominee gets even more free media coverage in one of the big states Obama considers critical to his re-election. We ought to relish that.

alchemist19 on April 6, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Congratulations! You’ve been clinically diagnosed as one of the early sufferers of RDS.

MJBrutus on April 6, 2012 at 5:19 PM

You are wrong, he has end stage disease.

galtani on April 6, 2012 at 5:30 PM

writeblock on April 6, 2012 at 5:26 PM

However, the one that I cited (by Rasmussen, one of the best) is more recent and does show LV’s. And a larger sample than all of angry’s citations :-)

MJBrutus on April 6, 2012 at 5:31 PM

alchemist19 on April 6, 2012 at 5:29 PM

That’s one way to look at it, and it has validity, IMHO. I think I’m just weary of the process and am looking forward to its merciful conclusion.

MJBrutus on April 6, 2012 at 5:33 PM

You’re the genius who objected to Romney saying the economy was improving when it was (slightly and not due to anything Obama had done as Romney pointed out in the same statement).

Basilsbest on April 6, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Yeah, what’s smart is to write the DNC’s ads for them! Brilliant.

ddrintn on April 6, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Guess you did not see the horrible jobs report. 126k jobs added means 100k more Americans out of work. How is that improving?

Do not buy the MSM generated false narrative. We are in high inflation thus it looks to untrained eyes that things are getting better because people do not factor in inflation. But the inflation is very real just look at $4 per gallon gass and the prices for food and everything else except electronics.

Steveangell on April 6, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Sorry for the delay in correcting you. I just got back from Mass. In my comment in question I referred to the statement Romney made regarding the jobs growth in February (227K), not March. Work on your reading comprehension.

And I don’t need you to tell me not to trust everything I read in the MSM.

Basilsbest on April 6, 2012 at 5:37 PM

This is overreaction squared. What’s to detest? He’s a Mormon? He gets a little rough with the opposition? He flip-flopped on this or that? Big deal. He’s a good businessman, a good family man, he gives more to charity than most politicians, he’s smart, he’s articulate, he’s center-right politically and he polls fairly well. Time to get on board and quit griping.

writeblock on April 6, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Mitt is a Democrat has been his entire life. He only ran as a Republican because in Mass no one uses the Republican ticket so it is easy to get on it at the last minute. He repudiated the Republican Party consistantly until 2005 when he got to thinking Republicans are so stupid they would let me run on their ticket for President. But he continued governing as a Democrat. He could care less what the people of his State wanted. They vote for lower taxes he derails that and increases taxes instead. They vote no Gay Marriage he derails that illegally. Anything to promote the Democrats Agenda.

His religion is what makes him pure evil though. He is a Mormon and most Mormons are very good people but not Mitt. He pays his tithing for political reasons while at the same time snubbing the Church saying I do not care what they think I am pro Abortion and Pro Gay. Pure evil. So evil the largest Rabbi group in America 850 Orthodox Rabbis petitioned the Mormon Church to sanction them. But the Mormon Church did not even respond. Why? Well in the late 19th Century the US Government confiscated every thing the Church owned because the Church would end new Polygamous Marriages but not end existing ones that were legally preformed. Eventually the Church caved and broke up many very happy Marriages. But from then on the Church was very aware that there is no freedom of Religion in America so they are very very timid.

It is pure evil to run in the Republican Party and lie day after day with nearly every word out of your mouth. His recent speech nailed it for me. Every “Conservative Accomplishment” he cited was an outright lie. Even now he pushes the primary Democratic agenda item increase the taxes of the top 1% by championing the elimination of their deductions another dagger in GOD’s back (no charitable deductions for the top 1%).

Mitt is pure evil.

Steveangell on April 6, 2012 at 5:43 PM

His religion is what makes him pure evil though.

Steveangell on April 6, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Thank you for making yourself clear.

MJBrutus on April 6, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Mitt is a Democrat has been his entire life. He only ran as a Republican because in Mass no one uses the Republican ticket so it is easy to get on it at the last minute. He repudiated the Republican Party consistantly until 2005 when he got to thinking Republicans are so stupid they would let me run on their ticket for President. But he continued governing as a Democrat. He could care less what the people of his State wanted. They vote for lower taxes he derails that and increases taxes instead. They vote no Gay Marriage he derails that illegally. Anything to promote the Democrats Agenda.

His religion is what makes him pure evil though. He is a Mormon and most Mormons are very good people but not Mitt. He pays his tithing for political reasons while at the same time snubbing the Church saying I do not care what they think I am pro Abortion and Pro Gay. Pure evil. So evil the largest Rabbi group in America 850 Orthodox Rabbis petitioned the Mormon Church to sanction them. But the Mormon Church did not even respond. Why? Well in the late 19th Century the US Government confiscated every thing the Church owned because the Church would end new Polygamous Marriages but not end existing ones that were legally preformed. Eventually the Church caved and broke up many very happy Marriages. But from then on the Church was very aware that there is no freedom of Religion in America so they are very very timid.

It is pure evil to run in the Republican Party and lie day after day with nearly every word out of your mouth. His recent speech nailed it for me. Every “Conservative Accomplishment” he cited was an outright lie. Even now he pushes the primary Democratic agenda item increase the taxes of the top 1% by championing the elimination of their deductions another dagger in GOD’s back (no charitable deductions for the top 1%).

Mitt is pure evil.

Steveangell on April 6, 2012 at 5:43 PM

LOL!

alchemist19 on April 6, 2012 at 5:51 PM

I referred to the statement Romney made regarding the jobs growth in February (227K), not March. Work on your reading comprehension.

And I don’t need you to tell me not to trust everything I read in the MSM.

Basilsbest on April 6, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Every sane person in America understands the economy is horrible. 46% have a close friend that can not find work.

Yet here Mitt is following the Democratic talking points.

Wake up if it looks like a duck smells like a duck and quacks like a duck it is a duck. Mitt is a Democrat. Every action he takes supports the Democrats. Even now while he is pretending to be a Republican his true allegiance shows through if you pay any attention. Not a single Republican voted for Obama Care but Mitt said he would have and wrote articles supporting it when it passed.

Mitt is pure EVIL.

Steveangell on April 6, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Mitt needs to speak personally to PA residents in his ads this month. It would benefit him to make a personal connection with them now. Not a narration – a personal appeal.

Philly on April 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM

People with car elevators in their homes do not understand blue collar folks

liberal4life on April 6, 2012 at 4:22 PM

That’s the moonbat meme that Duh Won and his flunkies wish to peddle. Romney made every penny he has – he did not inherit it. He had the same education as Obummer, so there’s not way to sling mud at that. Those who do not curse success will not have an issue with how well Romney has done in his life, all without the help of government handouts or programs.

He spent his life in his church. He spent years in his church counseling families, particularly those in need and crisis. He worked his way up the corporate ladder and the church hierarchy. Funny how the Obamas have not chosen a church where they attend regular services, as their predecessors did.

It’s sad that the left is spreading anti-Mormon and class warfare hatred. They’re desperate.

Philly on April 6, 2012 at 5:58 PM

His religion is what makes him pure evil though.

Steveangell on April 6, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Thank you for making yourself clear.

MJBrutus on April 6, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I will make it more clear. There is no doubt in my mind the Church of Later Day Saints is the true church (Mormon Church). I am a lifetime member and have studied scriptures for 58 years but every thing I study just proves more and more the Church to be the only true church on earth. Though most members do not study much and just take the word of others on most things. They are generally very naive believing anyone that pays their tithing must be a good person. Repeating Mormon Myths as if they were facts even when the President of the Church makes it clear that our Primary belief is Jesus Christ died on the Cross for our sins.

In reality we believe in GOD, Jesus and Satan the same as all Evangelical churches. In other words no man can know GOD. No man can begin to understand the war in heaven or what it was like before we came to Earth. So no we do NOT believe Jesus and Satan were brothers we believe that we do not know what the War in heaven was only that Jesus Christ was to be our Saviour.

Steveangell on April 6, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Thanks Mittbots, you have delivered a 1980 landslide to Obama.

angryed on April 6, 2012 at 5:04 PM

You know the election isn’t for 7 months, right?

Chuck Schick on April 6, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Obama is whipping Romney nationally. Which means he will win by close to double digits in PA.

Thanks Mittbots, you have delivered a 1980 landslide to Obama.

angryed on April 6, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Was your use of the non sequitur intentional or not?

alchemist19 on April 6, 2012 at 6:14 PM

One of the arguments of you Romney zealots is that Romney has the nomination locked up, and it’s “wasting” money to continue the primary. Now you’re defending the concept of Romney spending money attacking Santorum?
JannyMae on April 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM

You are doing a fine job of expressing your Rage Against the Machine Mitt by using words like “zealot”, but you’re not doing a thing to actually, you know, make a cogent point.

One more time for the Groundhog Day crew: While Romney does not have the magic number of delegates yet, Santorum cannot win. Save a heavenly intervention, it’s mathematically impossible. It’s unfortunate that precious funds which could be used to defeat O are being wasted in the primary at this point in time when the outcome is already known by everyone but the most stubbornly delusional. Every day we spend talking about Santorum is a day where we’re not focused on the O, and where the oxygen is being sucked up with futile internecine battles. BTW, in light of your illogical, emotional commentary, I find it endlessly amusing that you say I’m a “psycho”.

writeblock on April 6, 2012 at 5:26 PM

How clever of him to conveniently leave out Rasmussen which polls LVs and has them tied. Apparently he thinks we’re too limited in our abilities to find Real Clear Politics polls to expose his deception. Or maybe he just cut and pasted his polling info from some Rage Against Mitt website or something.

He had the same education as Obummer, so there’s not way to sling mud at that.
Philly on April 6, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Actually Mitt has an MBA and a law degree so he’s way up on O right there.

Buy Danish on April 6, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Buy Danish on April 6, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Not to mention that Mitt did something with his life after graduation.

MJBrutus on April 6, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Obama is whipping Romney nationally. Which means he will win by close to double digits in PA.

Thanks Mittbots, you have delivered a 1980 landslide to Obama.

angryed on April 6, 2012 at 5:04 PM

You did inspire me to check what polling had been done on in Pennsylvania and the most recent Romney vs. Obama poll I could find by a reputable pollster was a Quinnipiac one from a week and a half ago. It shows Obama up 45-42 among registered voters.

So the Bamster is well below 50%, and since likely voters trend Republican by and extra point or two then right now the race is essentially tied. So where do you get off claiming Obama will win Pennsylvania by double digits?

If you’ve got some ironclad reasoning then the Obama campaign will probably be very interested in it so they don’t have to commit any resources to a state where the polling is so wrong and they have it in the bag.

alchemist19 on April 6, 2012 at 6:24 PM

He spent his life in his church. He spent years in his church counseling families, particularly those in need and crisis. He worked his way up the corporate ladder and the church hierarchy. Funny how the Obamas have not chosen a church where they attend regular services, as their predecessors did.

It’s sad that the left is spreading anti-Mormon and class warfare hatred. They’re desperate.

Philly on April 6, 2012 at 5:58 PM

First of all I will assume you are a Mormon.

If so you believe in our Temples thus our Temple is the place to be. Our Temple would be the one place you could sit and feel closer to God than any other place on Earth. But along with this is the ability to fall harder than others could ever fall.

Square Mitts being a Stake President and Bishop with him being very pro Abortion and Pro Gay Rights. So Pro gay rights that he stood by and said nothing when the people of Mass called a Constitutional Convention and the Senate President illegally gaveled it closed with no vote to end Gay Marriage. I can not. I am not Mitts judge however my eyes and ears work fine. By their works shall ye know them. Mitts works are 100% evil as Governor. That was after he was Bishop and Stake President.

Mitt is pure EVIL.

Steveangell on April 6, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Not to mention that Mitt did something with his life after graduation.
MJBrutus on April 6, 2012 at 6:19 PM

But, but, O was a Community Organizer! He sacrificed the filthy lucre of corporate life to hang with Bill Ayers and Bernadine./

Buy Danish on April 6, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Mitt is a Democrat has been his entire life. He only ran as a Republican because in Mass no one uses the Republican ticket so it is easy to get on it at the last minute. He repudiated the Republican Party consistantly until 2005 when he got to thinking Republicans are so stupid they would let me run on their ticket for President. But he continued governing as a Democrat. He could care less what the people of his State wanted. They vote for lower taxes he derails that and increases taxes instead. They vote no Gay Marriage he derails that illegally. Anything to promote the Democrats Agenda.

His religion is what makes him pure evil though. He is a Mormon and most Mormons are very good people but not Mitt. He pays his tithing for political reasons while at the same time snubbing the Church saying I do not care what they think I am pro Abortion and Pro Gay. Pure evil. So evil the largest Rabbi group in America 850 Orthodox Rabbis petitioned the Mormon Church to sanction them. But the Mormon Church did not even respond. Why? Well in the late 19th Century the US Government confiscated every thing the Church owned because the Church would end new Polygamous Marriages but not end existing ones that were legally preformed. Eventually the Church caved and broke up many very happy Marriages. But from then on the Church was very aware that there is no freedom of Religion in America so they are very very timid.

It is pure evil to run in the Republican Party and lie day after day with nearly every word out of your mouth. His recent speech nailed it for me. Every “Conservative Accomplishment” he cited was an outright lie. Even now he pushes the primary Democratic agenda item increase the taxes of the top 1% by championing the elimination of their deductions another dagger in GOD’s back (no charitable deductions for the top 1%).

Mitt is pure evil.

Steveangell on April 6, 2012 at 5:43 PM

1. Ridiculous. Romney was never a Democrat. He’s been a Republican his entire life–as was his father before him–as are most Mormons.

2. He did not “govern as a Democrat.” He balanced the state budget while eliminating billions in deficits–without raising taxes. He governed as a center-right Republican. All this in a liberal state.

3. He is pro-life–but like a lot of politicians tried to fudge his position when he ran for governor of a liberal state. That doesn’t make him pure evil–it makes him a politician.

4. Your comments about his Mormonism are off the wall.

writeblock on April 6, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Steveangell on April 6, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Ooookay./

Buy Danish on April 6, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Wow, this place is filled with Mittbamabot propaganda.

I guess that you are all on board the socialized medicine train, the Cap and Trade train, the quantitative easing train. Why don’t you just join the progressive party?

I will never vote for socialized medicine, Cap and Trade or quantitative easing.

I also am sick to death of the Bush-wackers and Tokyo Rove.

You are as deaf as the Obamabots.

Romney believes in Keynesian economics, duh!

Where have you dolts been, under a rock?

Keep voting for the same old failed policies. The adults will keep on fighting to dump the Bush-wackers.

Jayrae on April 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Philly on April 6, 2012 at 5:58 PM

First of all I will assume you are a Mormon.

If so you believe in our Temples thus our Temple is the place to be. Our Temple would be the one place you could sit and feel closer to God than any other place on Earth. But along with this is the ability to fall harder than others could ever fall.

Square Mitts being a Stake President and Bishop with him being very pro Abortion and Pro Gay Rights. So Pro gay rights that he stood by and said nothing when the people of Mass called a Constitutional Convention and the Senate President illegally gaveled it closed with no vote to end Gay Marriage. I can not. I am not Mitts judge however my eyes and ears work fine. By their works shall ye know them. Mitts works are 100% evil as Governor. That was after he was Bishop and Stake President.

Mitt is pure EVIL.

Steveangell on April 6, 2012 at 6:25 PM

No, I am not a Mormon, but I have no issue with Mitt’s religion and his commitment to serve his community is admirable. These are the things the libtards do not want you to know. Mitt and his surrogates need to get these stories out to the public.

Philly on April 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM

1. Ridiculous. Romney was never a Democrat. He’s been a Republican his entire life–as was his father before him–as are most Mormons.

2. He did not “govern as a Democrat.” He balanced the state budget while eliminating billions in deficits–without raising taxes. He governed as a center-right Republican. All this in a liberal state.

3. He is pro-life–but like a lot of politicians tried to fudge his position when he ran for governor of a liberal state. That doesn’t make him pure evil–it makes him a politician.

4. Your comments about his Mormonism are off the wall.

writeblock on April 6, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Wrong on all four. Totally wrong.

Mitt voted for Tsongas in the primary which meant in Mass where he voted he was registered as a Democrat. Independents can only vote if they change their registration and vote. They can change it back but they are Democrats for that election and until they change it.

He did govern as a Democrat. Examine his record.

He was pro Abortion his entire term. He lies he is Pro Life but his actions are 100% pro Planed Parenthood who he also donated to.

Guess you are a naive Mormon. Mitt pays tithing so I will believe all his lies and not check them for the truth. Wake up.

Steveangell on April 6, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Wrong on all four. Totally wrong.

Mitt voted for Tsongas in the primary which meant in Mass where he voted he was registered as a Democrat. Independents can only vote if they change their registration and vote. They can change it back but they are Democrats for that election and until they change it.

He did govern as a Democrat. Examine his record.

He was pro Abortion his entire term. He lies he is Pro Life but his actions are 100% pro Planed Parenthood who he also donated to.

Guess you are a naive Mormon. Mitt pays tithing so I will believe all his lies and not check them for the truth. Wake up.

Steveangell on April 6, 2012 at 7:39 PM

1. He was automatically registered as a Dem when he voted once for Tsongas–it was not something he did on his own. But that didn’t make him a lifelong Democrat as you contend. That’s just ridiculous. He’s been a Republican all his life. He comes from a family that was staunchly Republican. This is another example of Romney-haters throwing out all kinds of absurd claims hoping something will stick.

2. He was not pro-abortion his “entire term” as you claim. That’s another non-truth. In fact he declared himself pro-life two years into his governorship and put his money where his mouth was by vetoing a bill making the “morning after” pill more accessible as well as by vetoing an embryonic stem cell research bill.

3. I am not a Mormon. I’m also not a religious bigot. Mormons are for the most part morally upright, play-by-the-rules, family-centered people who should command our respect. Their theological principles are their own business.

writeblock on April 6, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Gallup: 0bama up to 50%

Backlash from Mittens selection? Could be!

DannoJyd on April 6, 2012 at 9:06 PM

1. He was automatically registered as a Dem when he voted once for Tsongas–it was not something he did on his own. But that didn’t make him a lifelong Democrat as you contend. That’s just ridiculous. He’s been a Republican all his life. He comes from a family that was staunchly Republican. This is another example of Romney-haters throwing out all kinds of absurd claims hoping something will stick.

2. He was not pro-abortion his “entire term” as you claim. That’s another non-truth. In fact he declared himself pro-life two years into his governorship and put his money where his mouth was by vetoing a bill making the “morning after” pill more accessible as well as by vetoing an embryonic stem cell research bill.

3. I am not a Mormon. I’m also not a religious bigot. Mormons are for the most part morally upright, play-by-the-rules, family-centered people who should command our respect. Their theological principles are their own business.

writeblock on April 6, 2012 at 8:39 PM

1) You admit Mitt was a registered Democrat one of numerous lies Mitt said in debates.

2) Mitts actions speak loud and pro abortion. Only words speak otherwise. I hear not words over actions.

Mitt is EVIL and will lose.

Steveangell on April 6, 2012 at 9:46 PM

The anti-Republican lefty trolls and Mobys are really coming out tonight.

whatcat on April 6, 2012 at 10:19 PM

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

http://earlyreturns.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/early-returns-20/53-post-gazette-staff/4242-romney-makes-giant-pa-ad-buy

The carpet-bombing begins when the Easter Bunny leaves.

Philly on April 7, 2012 at 11:48 AM

And here is what its like to live, work and own a business in Philly. Pay up, sucka.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20120406_Stu_Bykofsky__City_has_100_ways_to_leave_you_poorer.html

Philly on April 7, 2012 at 12:12 PM

I hope Romney prevails in PA in the general, too, but one thing he absolutely must keep in mind is that there are still quite a number of people in and around Pittsburgh like this that he will need to maneuver around.

PatriotGal2257 on April 7, 2012 at 12:52 PM

5+ point win in PA will end Rick Santorums political career. I’ve got my fingers crossed.

Swerve22 on April 7, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Romney’s ads in Pittsburgh will run closer to the primary. He should be running them ASAP, I think.

Philly on April 7, 2012 at 4:18 PM

drivel4life isn’t any worse than the professional Romney haterslovers who are supposed to be all concerned about getting Obama out of office, and actually foolish enough to believe Mr. Slick the Magical Eunuch-korn Romneycare is the ONLY candidate who can beat obama bin laden.

cableguy615 on April 8, 2012 at 5:21 PM

3. I am not a Mormon. I’m also not a religious bigot. Mormons are for the most part morally upright, play-by-the-rules, family-centered people who should command our respect. Their theological principles are their own business.

rightblock on April 6, 2012 at 8:39 PM

cableguy615 on April 8, 2012 at 5:25 PM

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