Barone on Pennsylvania Supreme Court Race
A Keystone Election. by Michael Barone. The American. December 22, 2009
I won't quibble with some of the general comments he has in there on the economy here... he has a thorough breakdown of the political numbers. He might be overinterpreting a bit because of the very low turnout in the whole election without any real headliner to motivate large chunks of folks, but he does have a point I didn't realize. He says:
...metro Pittsburgh in this recession has had lower than national average unemployment. It is one of the few major metro areas where George W. Bush ran ahead of his father and where John McCain ran ahead of Ronald Reagan.If that is true it has some implications on what motivated those Reagan Democrats people talk about. Gotta ponder that some.