McCain needs Pennsylvania

If John McCain is to have any shot at winning the election, he needs to win Pennsylvania. Any feasible winning state combination for McCain includes Pennsylvania. The state of Pennsylvania has not voted for a Republican president since Ronald Regan.

Can John McCain win Pennsylvania? “You betcha.” More than any other state, race will play a factor in Pennsylvania voting. Pennsylvania has the second oldest population in the country, only surpassed by the state of Florida. The older a voter is, the greater likelihood of race being a factor in their voting decision.

The polling shows Obama leading in Pennsylvania by 7%, but that number will definitely tighten before Tuesday. Oddly enough, if McCain loses the election he can point to Sarah Palin as the #1 reason why. Palin has completed destroyed any support McCain had among the educated suburban white middle class women voters of Pennsylvania. McCain’s desperate attempt to appeal to women voters has completely backfired.

No matter who you intend on voting for this Tuesday, it is imperative that you go out and vote. This will be the most important election of your lifetime.


  • Lorin

    Stop being bipartisan, and tell people to go vote for Obama or stay home 🙂 I’m still somewhat optimistic that Obama can pick up VA and CO which would counter-act a PA loss, but PA is definitely concerning.

  • http://alexvalentine.org asv

    LOL Lorin..

    I should be telling people to go vote for Obama for stay home. 🙂 I’m blown away by VA being a tossup, and Colorado is looking real good

  • http://gailatlarge.com Gail at Large

    Man, was I ever glad to see it go 55% in favour of Obama in PA, versus 44% for McCain. That’s pretty decisive! And to see states like Ohio, Virginia, and Florida go blue — wow. (Although Florida was 51/49. But at least without controversy.)

  • http://alexvalentine.org asv

    Re: Gail

    I’m still in shock, the results are beyond my wildest expectations.