Tuesday is Election Day…Your Vote is Vital!
The voter clock keeps ticking down toward next Tuesday, November 2nd when federal, state and local elections, termed most important and significant in recent years, will determine the future at those levels.
It would be unrealistic not to recognize the importance of these elections, particularly at the federal and state levels.
The whole Obama agenda is on the line when these elections will determine who will control the Senate and the House of Representatives. The pundits and experts are predicting a major Republican sweep which could change the makeup of both Congressional bodies. As we know, the Democrats have controlled both of these legislative bodies and have supported President Obama with his legislative quests.
Adding to the mix is the upstart Tea Party insurgency which could really stir up the muddied campaign waters. Nobody can predict what influence the Tea Party will have on the outcome of the elections. One thing is for certain – the electorate is charged up on both sides and the Tea Party only adds to the mix.
Another question arises – what about the Independents who in the long run – control elections with their involvement. One thing is the electorate is really stirred up and is anxious to be recognized with their votes.
Will the pundits and experts prove to be right with their predictions of a Republican sweep? Have they overestimated the feelings across the country? One other thing is for sure – People are unhappy and they want someone to blame! There is a strong anti-incumbency among the voters. They want to throw the bums out and bring the new bums in! The question is – how will this play out?
In Pennsylvania we have a battle between Democrat Joe Sestak and Republican Pat Toomey. Remember when the Democrats tried to dissuade Sestak from running in order to keep current Senator Arlen specter on the ballot. How will all this play out on Election Day.
We also have the hotly-contested gubernatorial campaign with Democrat Dan Onorato and Republican Tom Corbett fighting it out! Then comes the question – how will the national fever affect the Pennsylvania elections?
With the election coming next Tuesday, November 2nd – as the saying goes, it’s later than you think. It’s important that you educate yourself on all these elections. It’s also important that we have a well – informed electorate.
Then it is vital that you get out and vote next Tuesday!
Robert W. Dickey
President & General Manager
October 29, 30, 31, 2010
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