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Joe makes clear that he is a manufacturer of springs. A vital and large part of industrial tchotchke. How large? You know there is a Spring Manufacturers Institute out there. He has some cool video from his spring making machines, but I hate to say there may be some other reasons there is a growing spring gap.
Given that the Republican primary for US Senate is so wide open (quick, can you name the 5 candidates running) I really thought this guy would have a decent chance of a plurality if he was running as an R... and I thought that before reading this AP story from yesterday that sure seems to confirm the thought. For the record I'm not casting any aspersions one way or the other with that. It's more a comment on how conflicted statewide election returns are in Pennsylvania. This again being the state that in the same exact election once voted overwhelmingly for Al Gore in one race and Rick Santorum in another. Its not a comment on whether you supported one of the two, or the other, but to split your vote and vote for both of them must just cause pain to the pollsters. Yet the deciding voters in the state did just that. So it's not uncommon in Pennsylvania to have candidates confuse party labels and party support.
Anyway, check out the video. It's so omni-political. You have to watch to the very end. Trust me.
update.. I worry about how Joe is going to do next week. If you look at the youtube stats for this video... well, you'll see