Comments on: Ed Rendell: Democrat and Phillies Fan http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/31/ed-rendell-democrat-and-phillies-fan/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:22:40 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/31/ed-rendell-democrat-and-phillies-fan/comment-page-1/#comment-110363 Sun, 02 Nov 2008 23:51:17 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1704#comment-110363 Thanks for the on-the-ground reportage, gang. Too bad that you’re missing all of the celebrity appearances–but, duty calls…

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/31/ed-rendell-democrat-and-phillies-fan/comment-page-1/#comment-110320 Sun, 02 Nov 2008 23:13:45 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1704#comment-110320 I should say that all of my calls have been of the automatic variety. I don’t know how they got my Philly number, though, as it only exists for DSL purposes and I don’t even know what it is, except when the bill arrives.

It’s nice to see Pennsylvania getting a little last minute attention.

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By: Profane http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/31/ed-rendell-democrat-and-phillies-fan/comment-page-1/#comment-110267 Sun, 02 Nov 2008 22:29:04 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1704#comment-110267 Bill Clinton will be at our campus tomorrow at 6:30, unfortunately along with Kanjorksi. I am envious that Indyanna got called by a real person, as I am being robo-called into submission. . .

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/31/ed-rendell-democrat-and-phillies-fan/comment-page-1/#comment-110244 Sun, 02 Nov 2008 21:31:03 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1704#comment-110244 Wow, if that doesn’t beat all! I just got a call from Mrs. Murtha, here in Philly. They’re sending the Big Dog himself in for a rally for Jack in Johnstown tomorrow afternoon. They’re pulling out all stops to hurl back this carpetbagging Cavalier from Virginia. I’m on my way to Johnstown tomorrow, but I’ll be on a train that will be in the mountains somewhere west of Harrisburg at 2 p.m. Otherwise I’d send in pics and a report for the blog.

Beyond that, Philadelphia seems primed to offer blowout margins to Obama come Tuesday. PA, FL, and Ohio may decide the case early enough that night to let people get some sleep, but then again, maybe not.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/31/ed-rendell-democrat-and-phillies-fan/comment-page-1/#comment-109928 Sat, 01 Nov 2008 21:38:21 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1704#comment-109928 Got a call today from Bill Clinton on behalf of Jack. It looks like they’re pulling out all the stops back in my other district. The state is said to be flooded with die hard McCainiacs this weekend, but we see none here in the east. Having stopped General Lee, we ought to be able to hold off the “Straight Talk Express” for three more days.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/31/ed-rendell-democrat-and-phillies-fan/comment-page-1/#comment-109236 Sat, 01 Nov 2008 02:33:45 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1704#comment-109236 p.s. I had to really pound the wikis hard to connect the dots with the Shame about Rays and the Evan Dando riffs! You learn something new every day on this corner.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/31/ed-rendell-democrat-and-phillies-fan/comment-page-1/#comment-109231 Sat, 01 Nov 2008 02:27:41 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1704#comment-109231 I think Obama will keep Pa. in the blue column. He should get a tsunami of votes out of Philadelphia that will wash over the western suburbs that Hillary carried last April. The Susquehanna Valley is the heart of the fabled “Republican T,” but even there the Republican mayor of a Harrisburg suburb has reportedly endorsed Obama. In the southwest corner it will be close but McCain needs it to be more than close. I drove down to Johnstown this morning. Cambria County is the Murtha stronghold, the only blue Pennsylvania county in 2000 not contiguously attached to any other blue terrain. There were more McCain signs in the remote countryside than Obamas, but in J-town the funky 1920s minor league baseball park that leans out over the Conemaugh River is shuttered up just like the Bethlehem Rolling Works. I think the need for butter outweighs the fixation on guns this time around.

More concerned about Murtha. When I got into Philly there were robomessages on my phone from Bob Casey and from Hillary urging support for Jack. And while I read the day’s blogpostings I got an actual call from a volunteer in J-town reading a script urging support for him. It’s not quite clear how much of a threat he’s facing, but I’m sure he can become Obama’s SecDef or roving something or other if the popular mandate is withdrawn on Tuesday. It’ll be hell on wheels for the northern Appalachian district if it has to be represented by some (reported) carpetbagger out of Virginia.

The Amtrak station in Philly was literally jammed with red clad Phillies fans returning from the huge parade today. I hoped to get a picture to send along, but my phone wasn’t accepting any storage commands for some reason.

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By: Profane http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/31/ed-rendell-democrat-and-phillies-fan/comment-page-1/#comment-108928 Fri, 31 Oct 2008 19:50:24 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1704#comment-108928 Despite the polls and prediction markets, McCain definitely has a chance in PA. I would not be in the least bit surprised if we wake up on Wednesday morning to an overall Obama victory coupled with a loss here; based, that is, on the entirely non-scientific conversations that I have had with my students and the local population. Obama gets significant negative reactions from those connected with rural PA, and, surprisingly, those in the urban working class. This is what Joe was supposed to take care of!

The only silver-lining for me where the Kanjorski/Barletta race is concerned (for which see this timely article in TNR: http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=5d6688e6-5f56-49c1-8ab0-e1c17f384fc2) is that I live in a gerrymander just across the Susquehanna from the 11th district. I have the choice of an incumbent freshman Democrat who won against the odds two years ago against a corrupt Republican, or his challenger, both of whom I am comfortable with.

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By: e.j. http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/31/ed-rendell-democrat-and-phillies-fan/comment-page-1/#comment-108885 Fri, 31 Oct 2008 19:22:05 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1704#comment-108885 Thanks for the on-the-ground report, Indyanna. As good as the polls look, I just can’t help but think that the McCain campaign knows something we don’t. They practically have Palin camping out there today. Why spend so much time if it really is a lost cause?

And for Fratguy, I met Evan Dando a lifetime ago, when I still did things on Friday nights like go to bars and hear live music! I’ll have fill Historiann in on the details sometime.

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By: Fratguy http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/31/ed-rendell-democrat-and-phillies-fan/comment-page-1/#comment-108823 Fri, 31 Oct 2008 17:21:48 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1704#comment-108823 And what are Mr. Historiann’s (if these exists such a person) thoughts on Evan Dando ??? Hmmmm ?

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