Guv, Senate (and Mayoral) Elections: Between Now And Wednesday
Today’s our last day to speculate about the 2010 elections, and that makes us sad. Know why? Cause we like speculating. So let’s!
Latest Poll: Toomey +4 (Public Policy Polling)
First off, nothing serious has changed over the last week between our potential senatorial buffoons. Rep. Joe Sestak and Pat Toomey have played it cool, though Toomey showed some emotion during their Constitution Center debate. That was something. But that was it.
Alas, there would be no October Surprise in Pennsylvania and, really, it’s all going to be based on tomorrow’s turnout in Philadelphia – which is why President Obama has spent so much time hanging here (you think he just really likes you, or something?) If you come out and vote tomorrow, and all your friends vote tomorrow, and you get your traffic sign-seeing-deficient grandparents to do a little votin’, maybe Joe Sestak has a fighting chance. Otherwise, give this one to the part of the state that slathers lead paint numerals on their would-be-junked Oldsmobiles.
Latest Poll: Corbett +7 (Public Policy Polling)
As for the governor’s race, Attorney General Tom Corbett seems to be letting the clock run out. Don’t tell Allegheny Executive Dan Onorato he didn’t have enough time, folks. The dude was still pronouncing his name for voters in October. At least if State Rep. Anthony Hardy Williams had won the 5-way Democratic primary, this thing would have been a show – and even if the populace decided they didn’t like Williams, they would have known it. Not just not cared enough to not learn the most basic identifying fact about the man.
That being said, stranger things have happened. The million dollar question: Should Onorato eke this one out, does he celebrate his “Dewey Defeats Truman” moment holding up an iPad or Droid?
(Tune in tomorrow. We’ll be liveblogging.)
Speaking of Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams, you know what makes tomorrow less sad than, say, a normal day in which blithering idiots chanting about hating government (which somehow makes them qualified to serve in government) take over a branch of government? The fact that as soon as the midterm election ends, the campaign for Philadelphia mayor begins. And we get the feeling Sen. Anthony Williams will start making waves on Wednesday to conquer this position. Or at least we hope.
We’re also hearing that the documentary former 3-time mayoral candidate/loser Sam Katz has made about Philadelphia is set to be released some time this year. In fact, exactly one month after the November elections – on December 2 – Sam Katz will be hosting a screening of the pilot episode of Philadelphia: The Great Experiment at the Philadelphia History Museum. Following the screening, everyone’s favorite current Philly Mag editor, Tom McGrath, will interview Katz at which time he will ask Katz whether or not the former Democrat, former Republican, current Democrat is going to primary the Great M. Nutt.
OK. He’s not set to actually ask that question. But c’mon man. Don’t make us lose our wood over here.