China increases US treasuries holdings 2% | Main | CNN: Emails Paint Shahzad As "Frustrated Muslim"
May 17, 2010

White House Bracing for Specter Loss

I'm not happy about it.

CBS chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer is now saying that he has it on good authority that the White House is privately bracing for Arlen Specter to lose tomorrow.

Schieffer, to my knowledge, has not said this on national TV yet. But he made the claim in an interview with the local CBS affiliate in Philadelphia. "I have been told on background that the White House is preparing for a Specter loss here, and that the president doesn't want to be associated with that," Schieffer said.

I've also learned that Veep Joe Biden will not be doing any campaign events for Specter in the final stretch, though it's not immediately clear how significant this is. Last week, Biden said he'd be doing events for Specter "as needed."

But a Biden aide confirms for me that no campaign events are scheduled, even though Biden will be in Pennsylvania tonight speaking at his daughter's graduation.

The primary is, as Dan Rather says, tight as a tick, 42% Sestak 41% Specter.

The Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary goes down to the wire with U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak taking 42 percent of likely primary voters to Sen. Arlen Specter's 41 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll conducted through Sunday night and released today.

With 16 percent undecided and 25 percent of those who do back a candidate saying they might change their mind, the race is too close to call.

Specter strikes me as a very dispiriting candidate for Democrats (just as he had formerly been a dispiriting candidate for us). Specter would lose in the general. Sestak has a much better chance of winning.

Can we get Rush Limbaugh to re-activate those Operation: Chaos agents -- Republicans who'd declared Democratic to vote for Hillary over the stronger Obama -- and get this alte kacher nominated so we can trounce him?


digg this
posted by Ace at 02:38 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
RoyalOil: "They just cannot let slavery go. It means too much ..."

Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead): "Posted by: naturalfake at October 23, 2017 11:26 A ..."

Dr. Ponytail Douchebag: "Hey, Rep. Wilson--I've got a labcoat if you want t ..."

It's me donna: "So I see they are parading around the "bereaved" w ..."

H. Weinerstein: "'or as a hermarphrodite' Ahh yes, the Gaga mode ..."

naturalfake: "One other nice thing about the King Crimson concer ..."

Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead): "Posted by: SCOAMF at October 23, 2017 11:24 AM (E3 ..."

Mr. Peebles: "[i]Not one single end user was consulted in any ph ..."

Handjob Gloryhole: "Pssst. You have to stand closer. ..."

illiniwek: ""Saw on Drudge where she's demanding an apology ..."

Wolfus Aurelius [/i] [/b]: "[i]Yes, and continue to do so with f'd up 'drag qu ..."

SCOAMF: ">>>They have to pull down all the social ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64