posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 05:35 PM
U.S. Rep. John Murtha says his home base of western Pennsylvania is racist and that could reduce Barack Obama's victory margin in the state by 4
percentage points. The 17-term Democratic congressman tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in a story posted Wednesday on its Web site that, as he put
it: "There is no question that western Pennsylvania is a racist area." He says it's taken time for many Pennsylvania voters to come around to
liking Obama, but he should still win the state, though not in a runaway. In a separate interview posted Wednesday on the Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review's Web site, Murtha says Obama has a problem with the race issue in western Pennsylvania that could shave 4 points off his lead in the
Should we begin testing all of Congress for senility, alzheimers, or drug use?
[edit on 15-10-2008 by Constitutional Scholar]