U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter has been defeated in a Pennsylvania primary in his bid for a sixth term after taking the risky step of switching to the Democratic Party.Say what you want about the man - he is willing to take a risk, work hard, play to win, and go for the high score. If success is defined by how you bounce off the bottom - Rep. Sestak (D-PA) is an unqualified success. I will give him that.It is too early to call him Senator Sestak (D-PA) as NOV is still waiting for him and Toomey is not a lightweight .... but would I bet Byron's union dues for the year against Sestak? No way. Even odds.
Voters Tuesday picked U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak as the party's nominee and rejected the 80-year-old Specter in his first Democratic campaign.
The vote also was a defeat for President Barack Obama, who supported Specter when he abandoned the Republican Party last year.
The moderate Specter cast his switch as a decision of principle after inflaming the GOP by voting for Obama's economic stimulus bill. But many Democratic voters questioned his motives.
Like I said when he was elected to the House; Congress can hold quite a few quirky and destructive personality types. That is fine - and that is up to the voters of Pennsylvania to decide if they want him.
Oh, one last note; Congressman Sestak - thank you for removing Specter. Squash players around the world will have a beer in your name tonight.