Well, who should I vote for?

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jonawebb
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Yes, because Corbett is insufficiently conservative. Embrace the dark side, Stu… come to the Democrats…


Ahlir
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If you mean Bob Guzzardi, my station had a small note pinned up explaining that Guzzardi is not a candidate, even though his name appears on the ballot. I don’t know if the machine could enforce this. Guzzardi was forced off the ballot for some technical reporting violations, following significant pressure by the Corbett people. My advice is, if the machine lets you, vote Guzzardi: you are not betraying the R, you are using your American freedom to voice an opinion. As a bonus, he’s from Forest Hills. One of us!

I was not asked for an ID!


StuInMcCandless
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Come to think of it, you’re right, he isn’t a candidate. I saw my wife’s election supplies (I’m not a Judge of Election this time, but she is), and there were several sheets to post about Guzzardi’s invalidation.


Drewbacca
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Thank you all for the great discussion. It informed the choice I would have made had I been eligible to vote today… #3rdpartyproblems


Pierce
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A lot of smart people are saying that climate change is going to be our biggest problem in the upcoming years. Wolff recognizes it’s a problem. That’s a huge improvement over Corbett.

I think Wolff is going to win no problem. The republican challenger is some 70 year old pro-Israel nut. I generally don’t care for moderates, but I guess beggars can’t be choosers and Wolff should be able to appeal to republicans


gg
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I am most often a Democrat, but I am not sure if I will vote against Corbett. I believe in real balanced budgets, not fake crap. Less debt and spending what we actually have. I don’t think we need more taxes in this state. We are taxed a lot. I am not a big fan of Corbett, but Wolff seems worse. Look how many people are employed by U of Pitt and UPMC which pay NO tax. they are groaning and creating jobs. I think we need to rethink taxation. I am green first however and that is a concern regardless, but I don’t think Wolff will do anything for that anyway. No one cares and green is still sadly taboo.


Drewbacca
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It’s an anyone but Corbett race for me, I detest the guy. I didn’t like him as A.G. and he’s only managed to annoy me more since becoming governor. I’m not a fan of partisans.

Balanced budgets require taxes. I don’t see anyway around this fact except in a fantasy world. Taxes took a hit during a week economy, creating debt… that kind of debt is OK. But I agree that budgets need to be balanced. I can’t take a position that taxes are too high and spending is too high without having the numbers in front of me. Without giving a clear example of what tax to cut or what spending to cut, there is no substance in a discussion…. that’s just talking about ideals instead of raw numbers. Who would you have voted for and why? What specifically do you dislike about Wolff’s plans? What taxes are we talking about?

I’m for anyone who isn’t going to hand away our natural gas to a for-profit and pass on the bill for clean up to the tax payer. Corbett doesn’t represent Pennsylvanians, he represents a political party and special interests. What good has he done for this state while in office to even consider giving him another shot?


jonawebb
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I’m a great believer in democracy. Tom Wolf isn’t the most liberal guy out there, but Pennsylvania has this weird conservative / liberal mix. He should have no trouble connecting with most of the state’s voters. If Corbett gets within 10 points of him in the polls I’ll be surprised. And we’ll show that rewarding your campaign contributors by handing the natural resources of the state over to them for free does, eventually, get punished. Plus, Wolf will expand Medicaid, restore some of the education cuts, maybe do something about high speed rail. All good stuff.

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