Arlen Specter, he of many faces, is gone. His epitaph will be that he turned his back on his friends, only to turn his back on those friends… one too many times out there, Arlen. Arlen Specter is a victim of his own perfidy. There was a time that Specter could count on wide support. Voters turned on him. Republicans didn’t like him and Democrats didn’t trust him. The huge inner city voter turnout he was gambling on didn’t develop.
The ‘incumbent’ syndrome most certainly came into play here as the voters turned away from Specter, voting instead for former Admiral, Rep. Joe Sestak. Sestak now goes on to face Conservative Republican Pat Toomey in November.
Rand Paul, son of Rep. Ron Paul of Nevada, won a walk-away victory in Kentucky against Republican Trey Grayson. Rand Paul was able to paint Grayson as the quintessential country club Republican. Paul proudly identifies himself as a ‘Tea Party’ member and they certainly came out for him in force.
The political gods have not been treating Barack Hussein Obama and the DeMarxist Congress very kindly. Blanche Lincoln has been forced into a runoff election with Arkansas Lt. Governor Bill Halter three weeks from now, and then the winner of that race will face Republican Representative John Boozman. Pre-election polling indicated that Boozman could beat either Lincoln or Halter in November. Democrat Mark Critz defeated Republican Tim Burns in pursuit of the late John Murtha’s Senate seat.
Hawaii’s special election is on May 22 and the Conservative Republican candidate Charles Djou looks to have a comfortable lead over both of his opponents in this winner-take-all special election. This was Obama’s home district.
I’d give a lot to be a fly on the wall at some of the DeMarxist huddles that are undoubtedly taking place about now…
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