Got some interesting primaries going on today in a few states. There are two that, by my way of thinking, bear watching.
In Arkansas, Sen. Blanche Lincoln is trying to stave off a challenge from Lt. Gov. Bill Halter. Lincoln will likely win a plurality, but then have to run again in a runoff against Halter. I admit to being amazed by how hard Obama and the other Dems in the Senate are working to KEEP her since she was a constant thorn in the administration’s side during the health care debate. Lincoln’s bending over backwards for the insurance industry and to appease her conservative constituents is troubling. Hey, if you wanna switch parties and be a Republican, at least be honest about it. If you vote like an elephant… you’re likely an elephant!
And speaking of party switchers…
Sen. Arlen Specter will probably lose to his ACTUAL Democratic challenger Rep. Joe Sestak. I can think of no more sleazy way for a politician to announce he is switching parties than for the Republican Specter to say that he’s becoming a Democrat because “I want to be re-elected.” Nothing about that sounds in the least way to be grounded in principle. “The Pennsylvania GOP wants this teabagger instead of me, so I’ll run as a Democrat instead.” Just sleazy. I hope he gets trounced.
Just my thoughts on a grey Tuesday morning…
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