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  •  and that, in the end, is why Corbett (1+ / 0-)
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    will get a second term.

    Not the long political tradition, because peeps is mad as hell at Corbett, but the fact that the Dems have a really weak bench. Can't identify one single up-and-comer.

    pseudoscience can kill

    by terrypinder on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 08:58:49 AM PST

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    •  I think you're wrong (0+ / 0-)

      Leach, DePasquale, Kane, Sestak, McCord.  I cover some of the stuff going on in Harrisburg and I think there are people out there, we just got to force them into the race.  

      •  Going through your list: (0+ / 0-)

        I think Sestak is a lousy candidate. I like him, I really do, but I wish he'd stuck with PA-7.

        I think Kane is perfect where she is. Let's see what she can do in the AG's office for a full AG term, especially since she's the first Dem in the office in ages.

        Leach is an unknown outside of suburban Philadelphia. I like him too, but I can't think of too many things he's actually done in the Senate. There are a few, and Dems have been the minority party in the Senate for a great long time now, but I get mostly a blank.

        McCord is perfect where he is.

        DePasquale just got elected to a statewide office. Why do we need to poach Dems from offices that they just won? On top of that, I don't have a good read on his record from when he was in the House.

        pseudoscience can kill

        by terrypinder on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:19:30 AM PST

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        •  Even though Sestak (0+ / 0-)

          Didn't run that great of a Senate campaign, he would have won that race if it wasn't for the Tea Party fad that sparked up in 2009/2010.  He lost because of his support for medical reforms.  IMO, he's the Democratic Party's best shot for taking out Corbett, he just needs to run a good campaign and stop trying to spit out the establishment talking points.

    •  We actually have a big and decent bench, the PA (0+ / 0-)

      Dems just don't want a big, ugly primary hence why some big names are taking their time to make a decision.  We are going to beat Corbett in 2014 just be patient, it's still too early for any big names like Sestak or Allyson Schwartz to officially jump in.

      Funny Stuff at http://www.funnyordie.com/oresmas

      by poopdogcomedy on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:08:20 AM PST

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    •  It's the most bizarre thing (0+ / 0-)

      Of course, a lot of it is regional and racial demographics: most Democrats in PA are in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.  The first bunch are African-American which makes them toxic in a statewide race (no point putting more mildly) and the second bunch are too conservative to get through a primary.

      You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

      by Rich in PA on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:09:42 AM PST

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      •  indeed. (0+ / 0-)

        Anthony Williams tried. Look where it got him.

        (although that was one of the more delusional primary races---and his "bipartisan" reachout efforts really grate me.)

        pseudoscience can kill

        by terrypinder on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:22:40 AM PST

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