Tuesday, September 06, 2005

What do think?

What do you guys think about the upcoming Senate election in Penn. between Robert Casey, Jr (D) and Rick Santorum (R)? It is a bold move on there part to run someone who is anti-abortion and pro-gun. Do you think it will work or will it back fire like their newly professed religious devotion? (Fewer people see Democrats as friendly to religion now than felt that way a year ago, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press)


At 12:04 PM, Blogger Purn said...

I personally think it's a good move. PA went for Kerry in 2004 and Gore in 2000. It's a state that is both conservative and liberal. However, I think Santorum is too far right to accurately represent the middle of the road people.

"What do think?" is an interesting topic title.

Congrats, Shawn, on popping your Blog cherry. Let's give him a round of applause for losing his posting virginity. (clap clap clap)

At 3:04 PM, Blogger Steve said...

I think Santorum may have trouble in PA next year, and he is really being portrayed as a right-winger (which is partially true).

At 4:05 PM, Blogger Matt said...

It doesn't take much to portray Santorum as a right winger, he is. That being said he has the advantage of running an off year where a lot of moderates don't vote. The moderate vote goes way up in Presidential years and I think that will save Santorum, that and his name I.D.

However, as a whole this idea of running right leaning Democrats is a great idea on their behalf. The question becomes do they run on the right issues and govern on the left. If not I am all for it. It would show a general shift to the right which would allow us to get more right wingers in there from traditionally strong Republican states, and the moderate states would have a mix of Democrats and Republicans that support our basic ideology

This puts ideas like Pro-life and Pro-gun in the main stream rather than right wing ideas.

Great Post Shawn.


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