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    Corbett's association with the Penn State scandal, in a way (remarkably!) that discredits him with Paterno apologists and critics alike, will swamp any Republican bump from voter suppression.  And I'm a skeptic about that bump, because our marginally-documented voters have lower turnout than theirs which should equalize the impact of their disparate numbers.  The mystery of Pennsylvania (and we're not the only ones!) is the enthusiasm of some lower-class White voters for Republicanism, so let's not go all-in on the basically racialized assumption that everyone poor and dubiously documented (by the new Republican standard) the is non-White.  It wouldn't be the first time that something Republicans assumed to be right was really wrong.

    Getting back on-track, the GOTV mobilization from this outrage (and it is an outrage, but one done to individual voters rather than to us as a party) will be broadly helpful and I'm hoping it will further dissuade our party from the pointless and ultimately destructive task of persuading conservative-leaning independents, over using the voters we already have.

    Mitt Romney '12: Berlusconi without the sex and alcohol!

    by Rich in PA on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 06:04:19 AM PDT

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