We’ll be looking at the results from the Chicago collar communities:
After voting for Barack Obama in 2008, all of them turned around and voted Republican by wide margins in the 2010 races for governor and Senate.
That this is a two man showdown demonstrates that Santorum has replaced Newt Gingrich as the Non-Romney in the race. That’s really very remarkable when one considers that Santorum lost his last general election race by double digits even as he declares that he is the one that will most definitely win Pennsylvania this NOvember.
Santorum used to have a lot of influence in Pennsylvania that cannot be denied. But that is not necessarily a positive. According to Arlen Specter 2006: “Hey, if not for Rick Santorum, I wouldn’t have been reelected.”
That Santorum bit of history altering influence did not work out so well:
As to Willard, he comes off a stunning victory in Puerto Rico by 75 points. Illinois voters better consider their vote with great care. Illinois voters owe the nation after foisting Barack Obama on us.