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« Reply #75 on: May 10, 2010, 01:50:36 pm »
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Those posts were made almost 7 minutes apart!  HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO KEEP TRACK OF THAT?
I think there's been a misunderstanding.
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« Reply #76 on: May 10, 2010, 05:46:55 pm »
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There is also a new Rasmussen poll out that shows Toomey and Sestak tied in the general while Toomey leads Specter by double digits. Any Democrat who votes for Specter in the primary at this point needs their head checked.
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« Reply #77 on: May 10, 2010, 06:03:56 pm »
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I'll be damn happy to see Joe show Specter the door, and I won't shed a tear if he wins the general, either. I don't care how much of a hardass Sestak is, or how comparatively liberal he is; better him than Benedict Arlen or Pat "Santorum Mk2" Toomey.
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« Reply #78 on: May 10, 2010, 06:05:41 pm »
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I bet I know what Phil is thinking now. I'd like to see his face on election night, no matter what the results are.
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« Reply #79 on: May 10, 2010, 06:56:32 pm »
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What has Sestak been doing that has made him grab all the momentum these past few days? Is it just that ad of Specter as a Republican?

Specter also ran that "Sestak the lousy sailor" ad, that backfired royally.
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« Reply #80 on: May 10, 2010, 08:40:37 pm »
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What has Sestak been doing that has made him grab all the momentum these past few days? Is it just that ad of Specter as a Republican?

Specter also ran that "Sestak the lousy sailor" ad, that backfired royally.

And Sestak's saved all his money for a massive ad buy in the last two weeks of the campaign.
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« Reply #81 on: May 10, 2010, 08:53:09 pm »
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What has Sestak been doing that has made him grab all the momentum these past few days? Is it just that ad of Specter as a Republican?

Specter also ran that "Sestak the lousy sailor" ad, that backfired royally.

And Sestak's saved all his money for a massive ad buy in the last two weeks of the campaign.

And that certainly didn't hurt either.  What started the collapse was the Specter ad.

There is also a new Rasmussen poll out that shows Toomey and Sestak tied in the general while Toomey leads Specter by double digits. Any Democrat who votes for Specter in the primary at this point needs their head checked.

That is what I've been saying.  Sestak is much more formidable in the general.

I'd like to see Specter win largely because he will be much weaker against Toomey.
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« Reply #82 on: May 10, 2010, 10:47:42 pm »
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Obama's commercial for Specter starts running tomorrow, according local Phila news.
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« Reply #83 on: May 10, 2010, 11:09:22 pm »
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Obama's commercial for Specter starts running tomorrow, according local Phila news.

So far, he's not really had a good track record of campaigning for candidates in time. Otherwise, Coakley might have had more of a chance back in January...
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« Reply #84 on: May 10, 2010, 11:25:27 pm »
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Good news. I hope Sestak wins. He is the only one who can defeat Toomey.
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« Reply #85 on: May 11, 2010, 01:09:42 am »
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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/05/the-night-beat-navy-in-the-crosshairs-health-care-progress-report/56477/

Obama will NOT be campaigning for Specter; earlier in the week it looked like he might. TV ad is TBD.
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« Reply #86 on: May 11, 2010, 01:34:34 am »
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There is also a new Rasmussen poll out that shows Toomey and Sestak tied in the general while Toomey leads Specter by double digits. Any Democrat who votes for Specter in the primary at this point needs their head checked.

Has the DSCC stopped pissing away money here (and Nebraska)?
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« Reply #87 on: May 11, 2010, 01:46:02 am »
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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/05/the-night-beat-navy-in-the-crosshairs-health-care-progress-report/56477/

Obama will NOT be campaigning for Specter; earlier in the week it looked like he might. TV ad is TBD.

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« Reply #88 on: May 11, 2010, 02:11:04 am »
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First competent decision the President's made in months. He's just sank Specter's boat.
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« Reply #89 on: May 11, 2010, 02:13:54 am »
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First competent decision the President's made in months. He's just sank Specter's boat.

I know, Obama doing something competent is shocking.
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« Reply #90 on: May 11, 2010, 02:32:55 am »
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As an active duty staff member and not having a horse in this race, I will happily say that the Department of the Navy as a whole was glad to see Sestak go.  Dem operatives in Philly will gladly concur with what was common knowledge on the waterfront; he's a major league A-hole.  I won't pick on his politics because I know and love many on the Left.  Personally, though, he's a prick, but then again, so is Specter.

Hard for me to cry if either goes down in flames.
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« Reply #91 on: May 11, 2010, 02:36:32 am »
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As an active duty staff member and not having a horse in this race, I will happily say that the Department of the Navy as a whole was glad to see Sestak go.  Dem operatives in Philly will gladly concur with what was common knowledge on the waterfront; he's a major league A-hole.  I won't pick on his politics because I know and love many on the Left.  Personally, though, he's a prick, but then again, so is Specter.

Hard for me to cry if either goes down in flames.

And then against asshole Toomey, only one asshole will be left standing.
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« Reply #92 on: May 11, 2010, 02:45:29 am »
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How about Specter's other buddies, Rendell and Casey?
Will they campaign for him or are they too running away from the stench of defeat?
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« Reply #93 on: May 11, 2010, 03:08:38 am »
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First competent decision the President's made in months. He's just sank Specter's boat.

I know, Obama doing something competent is shocking.

I don't really mind Obama supporting Specter; if not for Specter and his party switch, it's pretty clear that healthcare reform wouldn't have been passed. Obama and the Democratic Party owe the guy.
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« Reply #94 on: May 11, 2010, 06:51:03 am »
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Obama's commercial for Specter starts running tomorrow, according local Phila news.

So far, he's not really had a good track record of campaigning for candidates in time. Otherwise, Coakley might have had more of a chance back in January...


Well, with Specter, fwiw, Obama needs his vote badly for the rest of the year
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« Reply #95 on: May 11, 2010, 07:08:54 am »
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Well, with Specter, fwiw, Obama needs his vote badly for the rest of the year

Agreed, but it could help in a Democratic primary.  Specter has the habit of being sneaky.
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« Reply #96 on: May 11, 2010, 08:01:35 am »
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Specter voted against Kagan for Solicitor General, now he's lean approve for Supreme Court?  Sestak is having a field day with this.
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« Reply #97 on: May 11, 2010, 08:36:05 am »
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Just saw part of the commercial with Obama.  Biden is coming to help.  Roll Eyes

There is some speculation that Obama might be making a personal appearance.

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« Reply #98 on: May 11, 2010, 08:41:24 am »
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I understand why Obama is doing what he's here but it doesn't make me any less pissed off at him.
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« Reply #99 on: May 11, 2010, 08:48:51 am »
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Sestak's lead shrinks a point today. (47%-43%)
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