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  •  Specter should lose the Democratic primary. (1+ / 0-)
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    He's undermined the Democratic Party for thirty-five years - and now he expects a bailout from us?

    He's the political equivalent of the banking industry.  They screwed the consumer and then, when their bubble imploded, they expected the consumer to help them.

    He deserved to lose the Republican primary and he certainly deserves to lose the Democratic one.  I hope a Pennsylvania Democrat - almost by definition, more deserving of the nomination than Specter - challenges him and wins.

    •  He SHOULD be he probably WON'T (0+ / 0-)

      PA is really a "party" state.  The political machines have a great deal of influence here.

      If Ed Rendell - and the State Dem Party - say that no one will challange Specter, then no really viable candidate will step forward. No one who wants a political future wants to ruin their reputation with the party.

      It's a shame, because if more people challanged state party authority, the state parties wouldn't have the amount of control they do. But, no one is willing to take the plunge...

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