Tuesday, June 2, 2009

OH, NOES!!! Obama may have to put on his campaign shoes "sooner" than "later" for Specter

Arlen Specter was promised an easy ride through the Democratic Primary in Pennsylvania, since he felt he could not win the Republican Primary.

Well, Congressman Joe Sestak has been out there questioning, "Why Specter should be the de-facto candidate for the Democrats? Especially for his convenience?"

New polling is showing that the Pennsylvanians are thinking like Sestak and Obama and Biden may have to start stumping earlier than later, with Governor Rendell trying to whip folks in order for Specter.

In our Friday interview, Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) called into question the idea that Pennsylvania Democrats will be automatically loyal to Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) just because he's the de facto incumbent. "Does that automatically buy loyalty--because you changed an R to a D--from those within the party?" Sestak asked, rhetorically.

"Well actually it appeared to do so within the wash political establishment, which was quite disturbing, but I think that's a long haul from where Pennsylvanians will be."

And, as it turns out, a new poll (PDF) suggests there's some evidence for this claim.

As you may know, U.S. Senator Arlen Specter recently switched from Republican to Democrat. Should Arlen Specter be the Democratic nominee for the 2010 election for US Senate or should he face a challenge from one or more other Democrats in the primary?

Specter should be nominee 28%
Specter should face challenge 63%
Undecided 32 09%

Democrats don't fall in line as Republicans do. I see Specter having problems in Pennsylvania.


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