...but no one in the midwest considers any part of pennsylvania to be a part of the midwest. And I seriously doubt that any one in Pennsylvania thinks they live in a midwestern state. There is no confusion amongst the people who actually live in these places.
I have heard the washington and new york news people repeatedly talk about pennsylvania being in the midwest.
For heaven's sake, not only was Pennsylvania a colony, it was where the continental congress met, and contained the nation's capitol. No body who lives in the midwest would ever consider anyone who lives in pennsylvania to be midwesterners.
I am not debating or degrading the content of the post, but there needs to be some integrity regarding the use of historical and geographical terminology.
I would not put much faith in this polling. If Nancy Boyda hangs on to win re-election, it will be by a narrow margin. Even though people may approve of her, I still suspect that they would prefer to have a republican doing the job instead of her. And that Lynn Jenkins (more of a traditional moderate republican) would be the harder candidate for Boyda to beat.
As far as Kansas overall voting for Obama, I do not think there is much chance of that- although I do think he will win more counties than Kerry(John Kerry only won in two counties).
I do think it is possible for obama to get around 45% of the vote statewide.
It was fully within the power of the state parties to conduct a party primary or caucus that would have fully met with party rules. There is no reason that an election or caucus conducted by a political party has to follow state election laws.
They have each decided to publicly support a different major candidate on their sites- and then have exagerrated their support with extreme rhetoric.
so...let's judge them on that.
Kos tends to make grandiose, sarcastic pronouncements that, because Obama is winning, seem to eventually become the conventional wisdom. There is rarely any confusion, however, that his comments are exaggerated and are not necessarily to be taken at face value.
Jerome tends to make wonky, detailed declarations that, because Clinton is losing, eventually get proven wrong. There is also usually some confusion, however, to how much he is exaggerating.