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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:14 PM
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Obama camp adds 65,000 registered Dems to Pennsylvania
Rendell in 2002 was able to turnout a higher percentage of Democratic voters in the Southeast than voted in the Southwest. This is central to any Obama victory. To win he must push his turnout higher in the Southeast. Here enthusiasm and Obama volunteers could make a big difference. The Obama campaign has already begun a major voter registration drive to add Democrats to the roles. The current Democratic pickup is 65,000, most of whom will be Obama voters.

Dr. G. Terry Madonna is Professor of Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College and Dr. Michael Young is Managing Partner of Michael Young Strategic Research.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/03/obama...
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:17 PM
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1. Excellent! Thank you for sharing n/t
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:18 PM
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2. This an important state in Nov and good to see this...
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:18 PM
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3. There's that ground game at work-excellent! nt
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:18 PM
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4. That makes me feel so good just thinking
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 02:19 PM by zidzi
about all the new voters who have registered in PA and across the country 'cause of Obama.

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olkaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:19 PM
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5. wow
That really is impressive.
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littlebit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:20 PM
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6. Great
Hopefully most of them vote in november.
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Window Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:22 PM
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7. K/R.
:kick:
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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:22 PM
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8. I'll do my part here in SW PA.... but outside of Allegheny county... LOTS OF RACISTS....

Most of my extended family among them.


(I live 20 miles south of Pittsburgh, just barely in Washington County).


However... I think... if Obama comes here a few times... he could make a BIG difference here, and lose it by a LOT less.
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:35 PM
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15. Word.
I live in Westmoreland County and know exactly what you are talking about. However, I did get a 62-year-old white male to register the other day who had never voted before in his life. He wants to vote for Obama.

Obama definitely needs to get here and do some campaigning. PA is not a lost cause to him.
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:23 PM
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9. Didn't I read that he helped get 100K before
Bill's 1992 election? He has an amazing ability to get this stuff done.

I hope he can get another 65K before the deadline.
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:57 PM
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23. 150,000 - it was a 15% rise in Chicago nt
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Nitrogenica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:25 PM
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10. Great news!
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slick8790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:27 PM
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11. I'm going out to Philly next weekend to work for the Obama campaign to register voters.
I missed the opportunity to volunteer here in NJ (was between candidates on Feb. 5, former Edwards supporter), but I'm gonna work my ass off in PA.
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:39 PM
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13. And i am going to be registering all summer in urban SW OH for the GE
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:16 PM
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19. Fantastic work, slick8790 and rosebud57
I am gladdened with every report I hear of an individual or group effort to register voters. Well done!
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:31 PM
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30. I'll be further north but doing the same
:hi:
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:51 PM
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21. G'd bless you!
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:33 PM
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34. Sounds wonderful!
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:27 PM
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12. that is truly amazing
good news.
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InAbLuEsTaTe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:51 PM
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14. This is how you build a party. Keep it up!
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:05 PM
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16. I just spent the afternoon registering voters
It's heavily Hillary out in redneck country in Southwestern PA. It was an eye opener for me because I mostly know people from near Pittsburgh and they're almost all Obama supporters.
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:15 PM
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17. Yup, yup, and yup.
In 2004, the Democrats in the city of Philadelphia gave Kerry 542,000 votes. The potential is there.
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sueragingroz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:16 PM
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18. Here's the big challenge: will they bother to turn out now?
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:26 PM
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20. Oh I definitely think so!
This back and forth between the candidates is not covering up for the fact that the economy is not just in a recession, but a full blown depression, and I think that regardless of who people vote for, it will not be for a repuke. The turnouts have been consistently record-breaking to date.
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MojoMojoMojo Donating Member (579 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:51 PM
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22. After "God Damn America" they will be voting Clinton
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ORDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:04 PM
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24. uh huh. you tell 'em.
:kick:
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:06 PM
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25. Blacks will desert Obama in droves for going to a black church with a black pastor
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Pavlovs DiOgie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:04 PM
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26. Remember when he wasn't..
...black enough? Well now he's black enough and definitely not a Muslim! Obama will overcome this negative coverage and show that he can take a punch or two. It's all good.
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MojoMojoMojo Donating Member (579 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:29 PM
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29. Blacks wnot desert him ,but the white RW would miss the Super Bowl if they had to ,just to vote
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Gore1FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:40 PM
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32. Only if Wright is on the Ballot.
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JimGinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:14 PM
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27. I've Been Registering People This Week, And I Will Be Next Week Too...
Most of the people I've talked to (so far) that are already registered democrats are excited about Obama.
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NewHampster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:16 PM
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28. Got to register as many Republicrats as you can
yep. I'm sure all those republicans will vote Obama in November. Suuure!
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:33 PM
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31. Ah he's registering new voters and independents who have seen the light.
but nice try. :eyes:
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:42 PM
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33. Yea! About 125 of that are people I registered!
And we're not even close to being done yet!

:woohoo:
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 11:58 AM
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35. Good job!!
:thumbsup:
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:16 PM
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36. Another "Democrat for a day" maneuver - see BO appeal to GOP-ers, indies:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI_m3UPpRRY
God forbid dems get to decide their own primary in one state!
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:18 PM
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37. yeah I saw Obama's ad telling Rethuglicans to switch parties for the primary...BE A DEM FOR A DAY!!
Edited on Sun Mar-16-08 12:20 PM by ElsewheresDaughter


McCAIN AND THE GOP THANKS HIM VERY MUCH!



.
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powergirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:20 PM
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38. We must welcome all new Democrats into the party
We need them to win the General Election - period. How many Democrats has Sen. Clinton registered? Why wouldn't their campaign be doing the same thing?

:shrug:
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powergirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:20 PM
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39. We must welcome all new Democrats into the party
We need them to win the General Election - period. How many Democrats has Sen. Clinton registered? Why wouldn't their campaign be doing the same thing?

:shrug:
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:21 PM
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40. I Saw Obama's "BE A DEM FOR A DAY" ad and McCAIN AND THE GOP THANKS HIM VERY MUCH!
Edited on Sun Mar-16-08 12:22 PM by ElsewheresDaughter
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mrreowwr_kittty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:24 PM
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43. Meanwhile, your candidate has Rush doing the GOP outreach for her.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:23 PM
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41. KEEP IT UP:
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:24 PM
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42. After this weekend, that will double!
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