- A NOVA perspective on Virginia politics -
MSNBC looks into the Pennsylvania Senate Race, and has quotes from both Senator Santorum, and Bob Casey.
With Casey being pro-life, I just don't see Santorum winning the state.
posted by too conservative @ 2/06/2006 09:13:00 PM
Is this the post which was supposed to explain what Santorum's "Extreme" abortion views are?It's fun to watch the democrats trying to teach the moderates in our party how to win elections by being the other party. At some point, the democrat base is going to get tired of electing democrats who oppose their issues as the republican base is. Meanwhile, isn't it interesting that in a blue state, the democrats think they need to support a pro-life candidate to win the election, while here in virginia the moderate republicans are saying we need to be more like democrats?I'd rather lose on principle than win on the opponent's platform.
He's down 16 points a year out. He's an incumbent.He's cooked.
This has nothing to do with him being extreme..which infact I do not find him to be.I like Senator Santorum..but I also commend Senator Casey for not giving up his morals, and being pro-life.
But he is going to lose because he's extreme. Penn is trending dem and he's one of the most socially conservative Republicans in the Senate. Classic out of touch with your consituents thing...kind of like the Cooch.
The PA race is shaping up to be the race of the year. Even Hillary is getting herself involved in the controversy.Clinton Defends Contribution to CandidateAt the end of the day will Casey be able to rely on traditonal Democrat voters to come out to the polls considering his pro-life stance?
Ha. Yeah right.Against most other republicans you may be right. But this is Santorum....
What about this - what does a tight Governor's race do to the Senate race? Anything?
hirons:It might hurt, because blacks might come out to vote for Swann, and then vote democrat elsewhere.More likely, democrats will have larger turnout to try to beat Swann. Meanwhile, if Swann wins because of attracting moderates, they might not vote for Santorum.But if Swann takes off, it demoralizes democrats, they DON'T show up, the conservatives hold their noses and vote for Santorum, and he gets back in.And if NARAL follows through on their threats, Casey may not get traditional democrat support. Hard to imagine Emily's list sending him big bucks.
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