Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The majority of Horsham voters flip flopped on their support of President Barack Obama this time around.
If the majority of Horsham voters had their say, Mitt Romney, rather than Barack Obama would have been elected president Tuesday. According to unofficial election results from the Montgomery County Board of Elections, of the 81.96 percent of Horsham residents who hit the polls Tuesday, 50.05 percent, or 7,228 of Horsham voters chose Romney as compared to the 48.94 percent, or 7,068 voters who supported a second term for Obama. By contrast, in 2008, of the 72.77 percent of voters who turned out, 53.56 percent, or 7,409 voters chose Obama over the 45.79 percent, or 6,334 voters who opted for Republican John McCain, according to the county's official election results. Hatboro voters overwhelmingly supported Obama in 2008, as well as in his …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Patch chats with voters exiting the polls Tuesday in Horsham.
With temperatures at just under 30 degrees in the minutes leading up to the opening of Election Day polls, Bob Lunny waited for his turn in line. The first one at Horsham 3-2 on Witmer Road, Lunny was warm inside the Korean church. Why did Lunny get up so early to vote? "I didn't want to wait in line and it's cold," Lunny told Patch moments after exiting the polls at 7 a.m. "I wanted to wait inside." As for the candidates that got his vote, Lunny was offered less insight. "I didn't vote straight party lines," Lunny said, adding that he picked the "right people for the job." Others passed Patch hurriedly saying only that hitting the polls first thing was a necessity for their work schedules. Phyllis Lorusso said she's an early person and…
Monday, November 5, 2012
The website ISideWith.com matches your views with those of the presidential candidates.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Patch is collecting questions for the Hofstra presidential debate.
Friday, October 5, 2012
If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
Friday, October 5, 2012
If Wednesday's presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users across the country. Don’t wait …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Local readers discuss Oct. 3 debate in Bucks and Montgomery.
When Wendy Larson arrived to watch Wednesday night's presidential debate at Ann's Choice in Warminster, she had already decided on voting for incumbent President Barack Obama. "I made up my mind after the conventions," said Larson. "When I saw the Republicans, I didn't think they represented me." Ninety minutes later, Larson found herself back on the fence over how she will cast her ballot on Nov. 6. "Romney acquitted himself well," she said. "He showed he has more experience in dealing with the country's problems." Judging by the real time reactions posted by Patch users in Bucks and Montgomery counties during last night's liveblog of the debate, the general consensus is that Romney won the first of three scheduled debates between the …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Many Republicans dismiss the large lead some polls say the president has going into the first debate.
Add polling data to the growing list of things Republicans and Democrats don’t see eye to eye on. With Barack Obama, by the reckoning of most polls, surging ahead of challenger Mitt Romney in recent weeks, many prominent Republicans have begun questioning the methodology, and the motives, of the pollsters. The skepticism has trickled down to the local level. At Romney’s Sept. 28 rally at Valley Forge Military Academy—a state where he faces, according to election forecaster Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com, an 8.6 point deficit and has just a three percent chance of winning—each of the attendees Patch spoke with expressed the view that recent polling data isn't an accurate reflection of the state of the race. Sharon Kanze is among the …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Leder hosted $50,000-per-person fundraiser during which Romney called 47 percent of voters 'victims.'
Gov. Mitt Romney said in a video recently released by liberal magazine Mother Jones that 47 percent of American voters consider themselves "victims." "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what," said Romney in the video. "All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what… These are people who pay no income tax.” These comments were made at the home of 76ers …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Political blogger thinks former Senator Rick Santorum has a chance at doing a victory dance in the Republican endzone.
This is a contrary view, but Rick Santorum wins the GOP nomination. You can make an analogy that Santorum, the Pittsburgh Penguin, scored a hat trick with recent victories in Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri. Seeing pictures of both the Linux Penguin and the former junior senator from Pennsylvania (never got to the senior prom) has convinced me if they were not separated at birth – there are genetic components in play. But I think that giving him the name Pittsburgh Stealer may be a more proper description. (God, I hope the rest of the country does not blame the Philly area for this guy.) He is about to steal the nomination from Mitt Romney. It really doesn't take a lot of rocket science to see this. It is about numbers and personalities…