Williams Will Be Back
Demographics and the Democratic tide in this election were far too much for Williams to overcome. But Williams promises to be back. Good. He is far too impressive a Republican candidate not to take another shot.
He easily out debated Sestak in their one debate at Swarthmore College. (Sestak was smart to keep it at one. It is not his strong suit.)
Though Sestak told the Daily Times editorial board that he would not seek Arlen Specter's senate seat in 2010, that is a promise I expect him to break in the coming months. (It's not like he swore on a stack of bibles or anything.)
That would allow Williams to run against a Democrat to be chosen later, probably state Rep. Bryan Lentz, a solid candidate in his own right.
Again, demographic trends will be working against Williams but by then he will be better known in the county and he will have the advantage of history. Typically, after the first two years the party of a new president loses a few congressional seats. The 7th could be one of them.