Skip to comments.Toomey: 'I think Gov. Romney's going to carry Pennsylvania'
Posted on 11/05/2012 1:00:46 PM PST by Anti-Hillary
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) predicted Monday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would carry the state of Pennsylvania, pushing back against Obama campaign adviser David Plouffe's suggestion that GOP efforts in the state were a "desperate ploy" to find an alternative path to 270 electoral votes.
But Toomey noted that in 2010, Republicans swept statewide offices in Pennsylvania, and he predicted a similar electorate for Tuesday's presidential vote.
"If you take a look at what happened the last time Pennsylvanians went to the polls, which is 2010, Republicans swept," Toomey told CNN on "Starting Point." "I won a statewide office. We elected a Republican governor. The U.S. congressional delegation and the state House assembly. So the fact is Republicans control the government at all levels by big numbers, and I think that this election is going to be much more like 2010 than 2008. I think Gov. Romney's going to carry Pennsylvania."
President Obama has consistently led in polling of the state, although recent surveys show the race has been tightening. Both Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), campaigned in the state over the weekend, but a poll released Sunday by Muhlenberg College gave the president a 3-point advantage there.
Still, Toomey said he believed independents and undecideds would break hard for Romney in the hours before Election Day.
"One of the standard, time-honored rules in politics, which I happen to think is generally true, is that the undecided voters late in a race break for the challenger," Toomey said. "The person they know very well is the incumbent. Everybody knows who President Obama is. Everybody has an opinion of President Obama. If they're not with him now, they're not going to be with him tomorrow."
The Pennsylvania lawmaker added that Republicans in the state had "the enthusiasm and the momentum and energy."
"I've got to tell you the intensity and energy is absolutely electric," Toomey said. "That rally last night, almost 40,000 people ... that was just terrific. That's the way it's been across the commonwealth."
It’s about time the residents of PA atoned for Arlen Spectre.
I am trying to convince everyone I can to vote for Romney, and since I am a home health nurse I spend all day driving around, and I am seeing a lot more Romney signs than obama. Of course this is in the middle of the state which has always been strongly conservative. The problem is philadelphia and all the 47% there.
As for snarlin arlin, I kept gagging everytime I heard someone talking about what a statesman he was when he died, I wrote to him frequently while he was in office and his responses were always that he was voting the way he wanted to. Needless to say I quit voting for him many years before he actually got kicked out of office.
Re Dave Plouffe or whatever. We have adopted a neighborhood cat, a mixed Persian and something else, which we named “Fluffy” (aka Plouffe).
On ocassion, his tail stinks from his poop hitting it when he goes. This definitely reminds me of David Plouffe, a stinky ahole.
The difference is that our Fluffy is much smarter than Stinky, never lies to us, and earns its keep by getting rid of mice and rats. Maybe we should send him and the rest of our “pride” of cats over to the White House to do a lot of house cleaning.
Dear Lord please let Romney take PA AND TOM SMITH TOO!
ROMNEY WILL BE IN PITTSBURGH TOMORROW!!!!!!! No time or place yet but Fox says he will be here.
That gets coverage in 3 states. He wouldn’t be here if he didn’t think he had a good chance!
If R & R win PA the landslide will ensue...
I am putting all my hope on Romney based on what Michael Barone is saying. I have that much respect for him, will not rib him if he is wrong for sure!!!!
But back to topic of Toomey...What else would he say....Could he say anything but? :)
I voted for Toomey against Specter years ago. In 2010’ we got him in. We have the momo to do this and we ARE going to do this.
AWESOME and AMEN
He could say “it looks good but too close to call, it all depends on voter turnout”
Good point...my bad
“But back to topic of Toomey...What else would he say....Could he say anything but? :”
While there is truth to that, I do believe Toomey’s words are right. Even though registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans in Pennsylvania by like 2 to 1, what we need to remember is that:
(1) Pennsylvania has been trending Republican lately, as Toomey mentioned, with his election as Senator, and a Republican sweep in the Governor’s Office and the state legislature
(2) We need to remember the coal miners-—Obama and his administration have been virtually waging an all-out war on the coal industry and that very likely has many coal mining families VERY angry-—this will help Romney in Pennsylvania and also in other coal mining regions like West Virginia and also southeastern Ohio.
I remember in the 80’s that PA was the home of Reagan Democrats hope this time its the Romney Democrats.
yes a other poster already made me see that I said a dumb thing :) Here`s hoping...btw I buy into Barones theory with hook line and sinker
Love the fact that Romney is heading again to PA on Monday
I hope so. 2004 was a big disappointment...I thought for sure PA would have gone for Bush’s second term. 2008 was a for sure for Obama which I knew from the beginning so it was not as much of a disappointment. However, if PA does not go for Romney in 2012 then I give up on my state that I lived in for most of my life.
If he is wrong, he is going to look foolish.
Well it won’t be just like 2008 or 2010. It won’t be like 2008 since obama’s appeal has faded. It won’t be like 2010 because fewer people vote in non-presidential election cycles. I just hope it is MORE like 2010 than 2008.
With the disruptive effects of Sandy on the five boroughs of NYC and on North Jersey, RAT strongholds, he might even get New York, New jersey or BOTH!
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We’re working on it.
PA has good people, hard-working, decent folk who are sick of Philly and Pittsburgh determining our political fate.
On the same page as you, SueRae.
Arlen was a liberal pile of garbage, opportunistic and out for himself.
Toomey’s a good man.
Casey needs to go next; Tom Smith is another good, decent man.
Whose making sure that the next U.S. Senate is controlled by conservatives in the U.S. Senate? I feel as if the U.S. Senate races are being ignored, and, if the Democrats and RINOS maintain control of the U.S. Senate, then, it’s going to be very difficult to impossible to repeal ObamaCare, pick conservatives for federal judicial openings, cut taxes, cut and reduce red tape and government regulations, shrink government, etc.!
>also in other coal mining regions like West Virginia
Even tho they had to move the polling station into town where there is some electricity, I will drive the tractor there if I need to. I may smell like a horse after a week without power but I am pulling the R levers.
Screw the rats, screw the power company bosses and FUBO!
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From Toomey’s lips to God’s ears.
Tom Smith - Senate
John Maher - Auditor General
Laureen Cummings (Slate Belt)
Charlie Dent (ABE area)
Diana Irey Vaughan - State Treasurer
David Freed - Attorney General
Go out and vote - drag along any Republican friends, neighbors, etc.
Remind any Democrats you know to vote on Wednesday.
I think Toomey is right. While it is true that some of the SE PA counties are getting bluer, like Chester and Berks counties, the central and particularly the western parts of the State are getting redder. Much redder. In 2004, Kerry beat Bush 57-42 in Allegheny county (Pittsburgh). In 2008, when Obama swamped McCain everywhere, he beat him in Allegheny county 57-42. In fact, in some SW PA counties, McCain actually outperformed Bush. The only thing I can think of is not that they like John McCain, but that those counties are trending more heavily GOP. Or, it could be that PA basically hates Obama. Hillary easily beat him in the 2008 primaries, and he underperformed in the 2008 general election compared to other places in the country.
This time around, Romney should be able to pile up huge vote margins in central and western PA to offset Philadelphia. SW PA is similar to West Virginia, and they hate Obama in West Virginia. I am upping my chances for a Romney victory in PA to 60%. Hope I’m not wrong.
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You bet! It was them there "clingers"...
What’s so exciting is that our KIDS want to go - your son, my son and his wife, PaMom’s son. Our kids are not stupid. They KNOW what this election means! Even if we can’t make it to the rally, they are making the effort! They are all determined to get out there and vote for Romney and Smith and show their support! I KNOW Pa.is going for Romney/Ryan! I can’t wait until tomorrow night!
I was driving through town today and noticing the many, many Romney signs - and the very few Obama signs. It was so heartening to see! And remember the business here in Indiana, Pa that was threatened by the Democrat for having campaign signs in front of his business? Well, the signs are back! Yesssss!!!
I live in Florida but I donated to Pennsylvania chapter of Americans for Prosperity. Romney will win Florida!
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Yep, WV def. hates Obama. I love it. I love that they gave Hillary her biggest margin over Obama even though Obama had already wrapped up the nomination, and I love that a felon almost beat Obama there in 2012.
And WV borders both PA and Ohio. If people think the invisible line separating the two states changes the people’s thinking, they’re wrong. People close to the WV and KY border in Ohio and the WV border in PA are going to be voting against Obama in HUGE numbers.
If Romney wins Pennsylvania and Ohio, he almost certainly wins the election.
Very similar here. Many Obama signs have been moved. Not as visible. More Romney, war on coal signs. Pray Romney takes PA then we deal with him later.
My kids, too but we're in NY. There are some really tight races here for the House seats.
My son drove in 2 hours from college to vote because he doesn't trust the mail in ballots.
My daughter sees the handwriting on the wall for her generation when they are older and is doing what she can voting tomorrow.
That is so heartening to hear! It is amazing to hear that a college student would drive two hours to vote! God bless him! I was in NY several weeks ago - Vestal/Binghamton area. I was surprised to NOT see Obama signs! I didn’t see many Romney signs either, but NO OBAMA SIGNS! Wow!!
We need the evangelicals to come out HUGE for MITT tomorrow. A little crossover on the early voting wouldn’t hurt either.
Obama voters will show almost at 2008 levels and Romney voters will show at 2010 levels. Key is the Catholics switching from O to RR.
Can’t sleep. Can’t eat. Too excited and there will be tons at work.
Probably won’tget rest until Friday.
Spent the day with a friend from Ohio. He claims Ohio is going Romney but he is in a rural area.
Catholic voters, that is the big unknown.
You were special. I wrote to him a couple of times (always very respectfully) and never once got a reply. Zero!
The same letters were always cc'd to my congresscritter and to our other US Senator, and I always got at least the decency of a reply from their offices even if the reply was not to my liking. But I appreciated at least being acknowledged by them.
It seems that snarlin arlin and his office staff thought he was some kind of Royal who had no reason to deal or communicate with us commoners unless it was campaign season.
My daughter called me tonight to inform me she is going to serve as a Republican poll watcher in PA tomorrow. She was on her way to the local RNC HQ to pick up her credentials. Good for her!
The other daughter... I went to her house today to fix a leaking toilet. She called to thank me and I told her no thanks needed other than getting her butt to the polls tomorrow or she loses her free handyman. ;~))
That was a hoax. Reagan lost Democrat counties by as large a margin as Ford — or larger. The reason he won PA is that he won counties that Ford won by even larger margins.
The collar counties (Bucks-Montgomery-Delaware) were a lot more Republican back then.
Good for your daughters! Wow! A Republican poll watcher! :-)) She’s not just talking; she’s DOING!
I am surrounded by delco invaders, but even a lot of them are seeing the light.
Signs on my street are 10-1, even after rats stole a bunch of signs.
I am wearing red to vote and leaving early to get in line.
I've been waiting a long time for this.
FUBO, you commie rat anti-American bastard.