Don’t tell the Obamabots, but Pennsylvania is still very much up for grabs on November 4th. If you look hard enough, the evidence is there.
Let’s first look at the map of Pennsylvania and how each county voted in the 2004 Presidential Election. You’ll see that there are 4 distinct areas that voted Democrat in each corner of the state. Aside from Philth-adelphia, which has a track record for voter fraud, the other areas are not neccessarily guaranteed to remain “blue”.
There may be a big backlash in the Southeast “racist” and “redneck” region of PA after John Murtha just couldn’t keep his mouth shut. This very well may carry over to the Presidential votes, and hurt Obama.
In Northeast PA, also a traditionally blue-collar, heavily Catholic, and Democrat area, there are a lot of unhappy campers amongst Democrats, so Biden may not be able to count on “hometown” votes. After all, he did say “no coal plants here in America“, as well as his blatant lie that he is a “hard coal miner“. Being that this area has major reserves of Anthracite coal still waiting to be mined, thus leading to a potential economic boom, voters may not take kindly to these Biden gaffes.
I haven’t really seen much information on the Erie area, so I can’t comment on that area.
Other signs that indicate a closer race in Pennsylvania than the pollsters would like us to think: a reported internal Obama poll at the beginning of the month, which showed him just 2 points above McCain; the constant bombardment of ads by the Obama campaign; BHO wearing blue jeans to a rally in Philth-adelphia this week (presumably to make him look more common); bringing Bill Clinton in at the 11th hour to campaign in PA; Fast Eddie Rendell touring the state by bus this week to campaign for BHO; “surrogates” for McCain providing interviews daily in the Wilkes-Barre media market (Fred Thompson and Rudy Guiliani just in the past 24 hours alone); and the McCain campaign pounding PA hard with stops around the state. I also think that the Dems have a false sense of security with all of the new voter registrations, with most being done by ACORN. The vast majority of the registrations are of young people, a voting block that historically is less likely to vote. So, that actually could be a disadvantage to Obama, since most new registrations are Democrats.
So if you’re a bitter clinger PA voter, hang in there. It’s not as bad as the media and public pollsters would have us believe, and a McCain upset may very well occur.