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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 12:15 AM
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Pennsylvania Dem's! Is Santorum beatable?
I truly can't stand that ass! It seems to me that he is too far right for Pennsylvania which tends to vote blue. What do most people in your state think of him? Has he exposed himself as a nut job or am I giving Pennsylvania too much credit?
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jaysunb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 12:20 AM
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1. Not if they use the machines..
n/t
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hopein08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 01:16 PM
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17. Except for a few counties...
that just had their electronic votes for Nov. 2004 decertified, the majority of PA still uses the old fashioned lever polling booths. At least as far as I know. I think there is supposed to be a changeover but I don't know when. But I did look up the voting systems last fall and the majority of western PA (Ricky's stronghold) uses lever booths.
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jmcon007 Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 12:24 AM
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2. He's behind in the polls......he'll lose.
We just have to be sure of fair elections....
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PA Mamma Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 12:57 AM
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3. It all depends ...
How hard the folks in PA are willing to fight.
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tech3149 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 01:03 AM
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4. If I have anything to say about it
He's already moldy burnt toast and can stay in VA.
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 12:08 PM
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11. Fuck that! We don't want him!
I hear Calcutta is nice this time of year. (Plus, there's very little of that pesky man-on-cow sex.)
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demodonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 01:35 AM
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5. We can beat him, but not on rigged machines.

PA needs a law requiring Voter Verified Paper Ballots, and SOON. We are one of only 14 states with nothing even proposed.

We need help.
www.votepa.us

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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 12:08 PM
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12. With a Democratic governor, can't you get a voter law passed?
n/t
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Harry S Truman Donating Member (300 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 11:31 AM
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6. He's been so lucky
to have ever gotten THIS far. The media don't reveal enough of what a total nut-job this guy is. He gets far too much credit even from semi-reliable media sources.
Example: The NRA covered the state last time with "Sportsmen for Santorum" signs and literature. Yet not one expose was ever done on the fact that Santorum has never picked up a hunting rifle in his life - he's a braindead nerd who stands for nothing except religious extremism.
Another example: His totally bizarre idea that marriage is not about love, it's about having children. That should have been bannered on ever paper in the state. Fuck, the guy was basically telling childless couples that their marriages were moot.
His extremism basically comes from the fact that he is probably the most dangerous, empty-headed freak in givernment. Even the GOP knows it - why isn't he Majority Leader now - he's been in politics longer that Frist. Because he's insane.
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noel711 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 11:33 AM
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7. Oh yes....
I've had conversations with conservative little old ladies' who think the president is the bomb and they are tired of SAntorum's antics. Just you wait...heck, maybe I'll run against him!
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 12:09 PM
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13. That sounds encouraging! nt
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 11:44 AM
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8. Get behind Pennacchio, a progressive Democrat
He must get through the primaries first. The one to beat is Casey. Casey is considered establishment compared to Pennacchio. The latter has been running a grassroots campaign using the internet as a valuable aid, much like Dean.

Go here to read up some more:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/3/28/212815/845
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globalvillage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 11:58 AM
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9. I'd like to consider him, but ...
Casey is polling 14 points higher than Santorum. He has Ed Rendell's endorsement, and he has name recognition in PA. He has an excellent chance of ousting Santorum, and that's what's most important to me. I'm going to have to go with Casey.
http://www.bobcaseyforpa.com/
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 12:32 PM
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15. Yes, but I hold out hope the field could change 12 months from now
Pennacchio has already been campaigning in earnest by using many of the same methods Dean and some others utilized. Casey hasn't officially kicked off his campaign yet.
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globalvillage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 12:35 PM
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16. I will keep an open mind. n/t
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PA Mamma Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 04:13 PM
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18. Exactly !!
We need to fight to get Santorum. But the Dem Machine is sitting on their hands again. :mad:

We need to be on Ol' Frothy Mixture like this:

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2005/5/20/11615/0665

But they're not -- it's so frustrating.

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Sgent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 12:15 PM
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14. I don't live in PA
but I would vote for whomever is most likely to unseat Santorum.

At this point, I don't even care if they are a DINO... even 90% of rethugs in the Senate are better than this POS. I live in Mississippi, and I MUCH rather have Trent Lott than Santorum.

Lott btw will not be beaten if he runs (there's talk of retirement).
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 12:06 PM
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10. He's polling at 100% of the sodomized puppy vote.
Other than that, I think he's vulnerable.
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