Get used to having a gigantic umbrella over the Pennsylvania senate race, cause both Joe Sestak and the Obama White House are bein’ all shady. It goes like this: In February, Joe Sestak, then a long-shot candidate for the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate nomination said he’d been offered a job with the Obama Administration in exchange for dropping out of the...Continue Reading
We’re sort of bored with the blunt personal attacks Joe Sestak and Arlen Specter fastballed at each other over the last few months. We need something new. Something…icy. Say, uber-passive aggression with a touch of “My opponent isn’t bad person, just a terrible person.” Enter Pat Toomey’s first ad. Is there anything better than calling your opponent...Continue Reading
Final Thoughts on PA-Sen (D): If Specter Was An Independent Voice in Washington, How Come He Became a Democrat?
This is the last time we overanalyze the Specter-Sestak race because, hell, it’s over. Don’t take our word on the first half of that sentence. Grandpa Specter took a whipping last night at the hands of Joe Sestak. Over the last few weeks, we’ve gone over why Specter was going to lose and here, in what we may call a short-n-sweet blog, is why, ultimately,...Continue Reading
The Inky’s reporting low voter turnout thus far. And, apparently, that’s bad for Arlen Specter. It’s still early, but if it keeps up, we can blame the weather. Or Specter’s complete lack of principles/charisma. Both may be analyzed in the coming weeks by criminally boring and misleading cable news shows. Leah Pillsbury, director of civic programs...Continue Reading
Here’s a sad truth. After months of pandering to the left, duking it out to see which candidate devotes more time to reading Down with Colonialism!, whoever wins the Democratic primary between Sestak and Specter will begin portraying himself as one who represents Pennsylvania “from the center.” It’s the only way to compete in competitive statewide races...Continue Reading
Team Specter better have a devastating commercial ready. Muhlenberg/Morning Call tracking polls released both Saturday and Sunday showed Sestak ahead. That’s news. What’s shocking is what the polls show behind those up-front numbers. *Sestak gained two points between Saturday and Sunday, going from 44 percent to 46 percent, while Specter remained at 42...Continue Reading
There are only 11 days left in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary and Sestak has a new ad out featuring the Democrats’ old faithful—George Bush! Sestak’s newest ad makes you remember why you hated that Bush so much (In the words of Alex Pareene at Gawker, Bush was “a little fuckhead no one liked”). In the clip Sestak’s media team uses here,...Continue Reading