The LuLac Edition #466, April 22nd, 2008
After seven weeks of debate, campaigning and national attention this area has never seen, Election Day is finally here. Choose well, choose wisely, but most of all, just make a choice.
I'm terrible at making them, especially in terms of this contact sport they call politics, but here they are:
PRESIDENT: CLINTON by 8 percentage points: Like everything in this year's Democratic race, this will not be a slam dunk or conclusive. While the victory will be impressive, it won't be the double digits her campaign has hoped for. It will continue the contest but not in sharp, crystal clear lines the party so desperately needs right now.
STATE TREASURER: MANN: Running in a field against three men, the Allentown lawmaker will pull a Catherine Baker Knoll and get in.
CONGRESS: THE 10TH: Hackett by a hair over Meuser. The last minute campaign tactic on the pro life/pro choice issue, true or not backfires sending Hackett against incumbent Chris Carney. Carney, in a Democratic year beats the GOP winner.
STATE REPS: Murphy in the 113th with Shimkus getting on the GOP side, Staback in the 114th over Dudrich, Carroll in the 118th over Best and May in the 117th barely beating Boback.
BEST CAMPAIGN SLOGAN: "RON PAUL-WHAT'S THE POINT???"
BIGGEST WINNERS: Electronic broadcast media reps.
BIGGEST LOSERS: Electronic broadcast media reps. On the day after election, they'll be back to calling on Jack's Hoagie Shop and Billy Bob's Bait House to make their month.