Murtha told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today (h/t politickerpa.com) that he expects Barack Obama to win Pennsylvania on Nov. 4, but it will be close, thanks to all the racist white people in western Pennsylvania:
"I think Obama is going to win, but I don't think it's going to be a runaway," he said. "I think he wins Pennsylvania."
Mr. Murtha said it has taken time for the state's voters embrace a black presidential candidate.
"There's no question Western Pennsylvania is a racist area," said Mr. Murtha, whose district stretches from Johnstown to Washington County. "The older population is more hesitant."