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  •  I'm not really on board with hating on the age (2+ / 0-)
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    highacidity, axel000

    thing.  I have a long list of reasons to dislike Specter, and that ain't one of them.

    •  Really? (1+ / 0-)
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      Even when the man in question is a very ripe 80 years old, a multi-cancer patient whose prognosis for surviving the next six years is somewhere south of 20%? And with a good possibility that a Republican governor will appoint a successor?

      Really? I think age (& health) plays a big part in the argument against Arlen.

    •  Not hating,... (0+ / 0-)

      but recognizing some historical reality.

      The US Senate has too many old, old men who find it hard to give up their offices. It's not about Dems and Reps, its about something else.

      It's time for Specter to retire. His enemies are shouting it. His friends should be urging him to do the same.

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