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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Friday, April 10, 2015

Inside Info

I don't often have real inside information, but I do when it comes to Joe Sestak.

Senior Democrats don't want Sestak to be the Democratic nominee for the Pennsylvania Senate seat.  The reason stated in the article is that Sestak defied party leaders in challenging Arlen Specter, who had switched parties back in 2009.

From what I've heard, it may be because Sestak - and in particular, his brother - are terrible campaign strategists and not very adept retail politicians.  The brother basically ran off needed expertise for fear of losing control of the campaign.

Pennsylvania is a crucial pick-up opportunity, and Democrats can't let Sestak blow it again in this blue state.

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