I mention the other 2 reasons in my last post, but here's one to mull over.
Someone observed that Sen. Obama is destined to lose Pennsylvania’s 21 electoral votes — and therefore probably the White House — because he made one simple but huge mistake in his primary battle with Hillary Clinton here:
He didn’t play the “sports card.”
By failing to pander shamelessly to the largest and most important voting bloc in Western Pennsylvania — white, socially conservative, Reagan Democrat sports fans — Obama missed a golden chance to endear himself forever to hundreds of thousands of men, women and children in the region who own Pittsburgh Steelers or Pittsburgh Penguins game jerseys.
Obama’s failure to exploit the Pittsburgh area’s sports vote cost him dearly against Clinton.
So pay little attention to those presidential polls that now say Pennsylvania is essentially a tossup. Obama is going to lose the state because he’s going to lose big to the John McCain-Sarah Palin father-daughter team in Steelers Country.
Meanwhile, Sarah of Alaska and Western Pennsylvanians fell in love with each other at first sight!
The moose-shooting hockey mom and former basketball starlet – a Steelers fan whose hubby is a he-man snowmobile racer and member of the Steelworkers union — already has stolen the hearts of local sports fans. of both sexes.
All Sarah needs is to show her face one more time before Election day, & it will cement their vote for the GOP ticket.
Local women there who are balancing kids and jobs love Palin because she looks, talks and acts like one of them.
Local men aren’t so complicated. They swoon over Sarah because unlike stone cold Hillary, Sarah is sweet, and sincere. Plus, they really like girls who like sports and guns.
Sen. Obama still can count on Philadelphia to produce the 300,000- or 400,000-vote margin he needs to overcome the Republicans who dominate the state’s counties.
Maybe a super turnout in Philly and its liberal suburbs will save Obama, time will tell.