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  •  Still have to disagree with you. PA Dems are much (1+ / 0-)
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    better about getting over the hump and getting behind the candidate.  They got over Specter losing to Sestak in the primary and Specter ever gracefully took Sestak to lunch with his Senate colleagues to try and help him out.  He immediately endorsed Sestak after losing the primary.  Rendell was considered liberal in the 2002 primary when Casey was the establishment's pick but he pulled off an upset and his more socially liberal stances helped him win the the Philly suburbs where they're fiscally conservative but socially liberal.  Plus Pittsburgh, my home town, is the 5th gay friendly city in the U.S. according to the Advocate's January 2011 issue:

    Plus here's why Schwartz is a team player:

    The Burgh is also pretty green:

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    by poopdogcomedy on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 04:10:51 PM PDT

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    •  I work in Pittsburgh but (0+ / 0-)

      I live in the Alabama portion of the state. I have worked polls here and have done doors for multiple candidates.The people here and in the T are not likely to sit out on Corbett when faced with a Schwartz candidacy.Yes,she can win in the Rendell manner if she obtains a big enough vote in Philly and the bedroom counties.I doubt that she is as popular as Ed was there when he first ran. At this time it looks like the Dem primary will be expensive and bloody,so the ultimate winner may not recover in time.It's still a long way off and not everyone who is going to be in has joined the race. If she gets the nomination I will do my part to help elect her,but I am troubled that she is the person the Corbett people want to run against. They aren't stupid,even though he is a poor politician. As to Rendell/Casey that race turned more on the fact that the former created a lot of good will in the bedroom counties with his successful tenure as mayor.

      •  Hey, I'm not saying that beating Corbett won't be (0+ / 0-)

        easy and yeah I'm aware that Corbett's hardcore constituency will be out for him or hold his nose but what I'm wondering is by the time the election gets closer how much of Corbett's hardcore base will truly come back for him.  Plus you're forgetting the Scranton area which is heavily Democrat and she can win that area as well.  Plus I think the Erie area is up for grabs as well.  Sestak won it in 2010.  Now I understand the abortion argument and planned parenthood issues but I really don't think they're going to drag Schwartz down.  If anything, she can and has made the mandatory ultrasound bill and Corbett remarks issues and if Corbett and his people hammer away at that too much, he's only going to anger women, especially younger female voters, to come out for Schwartz.  Now I admit I'm worried about the primary as well but again I think Democrats will put that shit aside and get behind whoever the nominee is.  The days of "Democrats fall in love, Republicans fall in line" I think are coming to an end.  Corbett's people may not be stupid but they can overplay their hand.

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        by poopdogcomedy on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 05:12:16 PM PDT

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