Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Posted: 1/30/2006 4:43:12 PM EDT
Pennsylvania (Santorum-R) - Numerous polls show Sen. Rick Santorum (R) trailing his likely challenger, state Treasurer Bob Casey (D). A recent Quinnipiac University poll shows Casey at 52% and Santorum at 34%. The poll also shows Casey earning the support of 22% of Republicans, a sign that Santorum's high-profile neoconservative views are beginning to alienate party moderates. College professor Chuck Pennacchio (D) and attorney Alan Sandals (D) are also running. Chess instructor Dave Baker is running for the Greens. Despite the lopsided poll numbers, this race is a toss up. Oct. 9
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 4:51:03 PM EDT
Probably cause Casey is a more moderate Democrat than most Dems. He's religious which helps. Plus PA is a Dem State. Plus he has name recognition.

Not saying I'd vote for him, but just to throw some thoughts out there.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 4:54:54 PM EDT
Some people are quick to defame him. Just Google "Santorum" and hit "I'm Feeeling Lucky".
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 4:55:01 PM EDT
That's what I get too.

They're making a big deal of his opposition to abortion.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 4:57:29 PM EDT
PA is a strange state. Wedged between NY, NJ, and MD, so it's sure to have it's share of loonies.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 5:36:42 PM EDT
Most of the state is (R), except for Philly and Pittsburg.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 5:50:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By billclo:
Most of the state is (R), except for Philly and Pittsburg.



So then whats with the huge support of Casey?

Link Posted: 1/30/2006 5:58:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By metalsaber:
PA is a Dem State



It pains me everytime I hear that....while the areas around the big cities are typical liberal enclaves, most of our state is fairly rural, and regionally conservative. The problem with PA, like America in general, is that although the majority of the land mass is represented by conservatives, the population density coincides with those damn city liberals. PA's gun laws are pretty far from what one might expect in a 'Dem state'...and I will most likely remain a resident as long as that remains the case.

Having the experience of being a former PRNJ resident, there is a big difference between that type of democrat ruled police state, and PA which is still a decent place that happens to be governed by a democrat.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:02:21 PM EDT
I suspect media cheerleading for Casey. There were polls that showed Kerry leading Bush by a landslide also.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:25:20 PM EDT
Because Rick Santorum is a douchebag.

He's one of the most liberal RINOs in congress.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:48:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By texas_mustang_01:
Because Rick Santorum is a douchebag.

He's one of the most liberal RINOs in congress.



You obviously have no clue about Santorum's stance on major issues.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:51:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By texas_mustang_01:
Because Rick Santorum is a douchebag.

He's one of the most liberal RINOs in congress.



You are ignorant.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:56:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By texas_mustang_01:
Because Rick Santorum is a douchebag.

He's one of the most liberal RINOs in congress.



???? Are we talking about the same Rick Santorum? Hardly a RINO. Get your facts straight there Tex.

FB
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 7:02:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By texas_mustang_01:
Because Rick Santorum is a douchebag.

He's one of the most liberal RINOs in congress.







American Conservative Union rating:

Senator Rick SANTORUM (R)
Pennsylvania
2004 Score - 96
Previous Year's Score - 90
Lifetime Score - 87
Years of Service - 14
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 7:04:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By texas_mustang_01:
Because Rick Santorum is a douchebag.

He's one of the most liberal RINOs in congress.



What planet are you on?

Santorum is so far right even I have a bone to pick with him.


- BG
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 3:17:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2006 3:20:11 AM EDT by Bob243]

Originally Posted By Burley:
PA is a strange state. Wedged between NY, NJ, and MD, so it's sure to have it's share of loonies.



Yea, alot of them live in moved to the poconos, drive two hours to work every day, and have their nose so far in the air they need a beacon.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 3:19:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fatbarrel:

Originally Posted By texas_mustang_01:
Because Rick Santorum is a douchebag.

He's one of the most liberal RINOs in congress.



???? Are we talking about the same Rick Santorum? Hardly a RINO. Get your facts straight there Tex.

FB



+1
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:07:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By macro:

Originally Posted By metalsaber:
PA is a Dem State



It pains me everytime I hear that....while the areas around the big cities are typical liberal enclaves, most of our state is fairly rural, and regionally conservative. The problem with PA, like America in general, is that although the majority of the land mass is represented by conservatives, the population density coincides with those damn city liberals. PA's gun laws are pretty far from what one might expect in a 'Dem state'...and I will most likely remain a resident as long as that remains the case.

Having the experience of being a former PRNJ resident, there is a big difference between that type of democrat ruled police state, and PA which is still a decent place that happens to be governed by a democrat.



Good post, macro.

Now do me and CRC a favor and explain this Casey thing. I don't get it either; this fascination Pennsylvanians have with the Caseys. Is it purely name recognition? I've never understood it.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:20:02 AM EDT
I grew up in PA. My wife and I are both from there and have family there. There are ALOT of people in PA who vote for Democrats because "that's what they've always done."
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:23:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By billclo:
Most of the state is (R), except for Philly and Pittsburg.



Yeah. Look at the voting demographics. Typical minority voting patterns in large cities overwelming the rest of the state. Can we say 'New Yawk'
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:25:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Coolio:
Now do me and CRC a favor and explain this Casey thing. I don't get it either; this fascination Pennsylvanians have with the Caseys. Is it purely name recognition? I've never understood it.



I'd have addressed it in my earlier post had I been able to. I am not facinated with Casey. Frankly, Im not in the least bit interested in him. That said, name recognition, while a proven factor in electibility, is a poor indicator of ability to lead. I have no idea what people see in him, if in fact they do see something in him as the polls suggests. I would offer this, turning an election into a popularity contest is a sure way to may things worse...not better.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:29:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By macro:

Originally Posted By Coolio:
Now do me and CRC a favor and explain this Casey thing. I don't get it either; this fascination Pennsylvanians have with the Caseys. Is it purely name recognition? I've never understood it.



I'd have addressed it in my earlier post had I been able to. I am not facinated with Casey. Frankly, Im not in the least bit interested in him. That said, name recognition, while a proven factor in electibility, is a poor indicator of ability to lead. I have no idea what people see in him, if in fact they do see something in him as the polls suggests. I would offer this, turning an election into a popularity contest is a sure way to may things worse...not better.



Yup. We've done THAT before.
Exhibit A: Ed Rendell.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:32:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By texas_mustang_01:
Because Rick Santorum is a douchebag.

He's one of the most liberal RINOs in congress.



You are thinking of Arlen Spectar.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:33:43 AM EDT
texas_mustang_01: are you sure you aren't thinking about Arlen Spector?
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:38:48 AM EDT
I'm gonna move down there and help the votes go the correct direction.
NY is a lost cause, I believe PA is my best option for freedom.

You guys got some extra farmland for a Pro-2A NY'er?
I only need enough room for a .50cal
Top Top