Romney Can Still Win in Pennsylvania
According to recent surveys, President Barack Obama is leading by eight points in Pennsylvania. There was a time during the presidential race this year that the state was thought to be in play but that was not the case months before the general election in November.
By contrast, it is a tight contest in nearby Ohio. Analysts said that it is due to the time and resources the Republican ticket spent in Ohio. Choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate didn’t result in a dent in Obama’s numbers in Pennsylvania. There’s no local Republican that can help attract voters to their side. It is predicted that Senator Bob Casey will win over his Republican opponent. Kathleen Kane, a Democrat running for attorney general, is getting a lot of hype as a female trying to win a statewide office. She promises to review the Penn State Scandal and what Governor Tom Corbett’s involvement in it.
But Republicans, such as former congressman Robert Walker, remains optimistic about Romney-Ryan chances in Pennsylvania. He estimates that they can get a lead of 160,000 votes in Lancaster County. It will be more than what George Bush got. He describes it as a coal county, which will be more sympathetic to Romney-Ryan.
Mitt Romney recently introduced an energy plan that would appeal to that part of the state where coal and deep oil exploration will benefit its economy. Walker said that voters are still waiting for Romney’s vision of the future. He maintained that Romney should promote his energy policy in the state and how many jobs it will bring to the state. This will make the presidential tight in Pennsylvania.
The Senate race in the state is problematic for Republicans. GOP candidate Tom Smith is behind Casey by double digits. This means that Romney-Ryan can’t depend on the Senate race to generate interest among Republicans.