The END of Arlen Spector

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    You heard it here first. This will be the last year we have this man as a US Senator. He is as liberal as republicans get. There is little chance he will be able to upset conservative challenger Pat Toomey in the primary. Last election the two went up against each other and Spector slipped by. So why is Toomey going to prevail this time around? Simple. First of all he squeaked by with a 51-49 margin. That was with the support of fellow Republican senator Rick Santorum. As oppose to Toomey, Santorum was more a favorite with his party because of his conservative values. However, when Spector refused to return the favor when Santorum ran his ill-fated bid against present senator Bobby Casey, Santorum will be nowhere to be seen in this race. Next, Spector had the support of President George Bush. Throughout the primary, Spector was shown time and time again with the soon to be re-elected president in 2004. Although, one can make the argument that the former president wasn't popular among the entire nation at the time, but he was so among members of his own party. Furthermore, I believe that Toomey will become much more negative than he was in his initial bid. Last time around, Spector ran one negative advertisement about Toomey after the other. This time around, Toomey will show his fellow Pennsylvanians how far to the left this guy is. Now, you remove the Bush and Santorum factors to go along with more of Toomey's experience and he will certainly pull ahead. This will be the final term in Spector's long senate career as he will not make it past the primary. However, if he somehow does prevail then I believe he will have no difficulty defeating whomever the Democrats head up against him-as he did back in '04.
     
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    Amen. He is no Conservative. He is a McCain-type Republican - the kind Democrats love to see run for president.

    May he be utterly defeated and dismissed into the oblivion of former political has-beens.

    Frailty - thy name is Spector!!!
     
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    Well, two PA senators with a "D" on the end of their names then.
     
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    I say we take over Canada and be done with it...
     
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    What's the difference? Specter is a fool... Better that the FOOLS in the Senate have Ds than Rs...
     
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    Sounds great... I've got a sling shot if you've got some rocks... Meet ya in Detroit on Friday; we'll split the cut Saturday at Noon...
     
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    Isnt he going to jail for killing that actress????
     
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    Arlen voted to spend all that money, he can fuck off.
     
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    Unfortunately there is another challenger in this race. In interviews with Peg Luksik she stated Toomey told her in February that he wasn’t running for the Senate. She says it’s up to Toomey to decide whether he wants to risk dividing the GOP’s conservative wing and allowing Specter to win a sixth term.
     
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    You don't even need the slingshot...
     

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