The Sestak v. Specter Latest
A couple of highlights:
His desire to run despite the fact that the entire Democratic establishment is against his running:
“It comes from the military, a meritocracy and any idea of kings or king makers is anathema to that culture,” said Sestak. “I have the greatest respect for President Obama, and the entire Washington political establishment — in fact, I’m running fully in support of President Obama’s agenda.”Sestak brings up his military background just about every time he's asked a question about anything.
Q: "Congressman, what do you think of the Phillies chances this year?
A: "The team reminds me of when I wore our nation's cloth, commanding a battle group during the war in Afghanistan. Baseball is a meritocracy. Just like the military in which I served. The lead-off hitter, Johnny Rollings, isn't annoited by king makers. He wins the job on the field of battle. That's how the Democratic primary should be."
“I love my current job and it is where I thought I would be just a few months ago, (but) I believe that many people feel like I do, that we want a say in who our nominee will be,” said Sestak.
Translation: "That nominee should be ME!"
“Everybody ought to run if he or she wants to run,” Specter told “Fox News Sunday” when asked about Sestak’s likely candidacy. “And I’m ready to take on all comers.”
Translation: "Please, Please, Please stay out of this race, Joe. Pretty please with a cherry on top. Otherwise, I WILL CRUSH YOU."
“Politically Uncorrected” column authors Dr. G. Terry Madonna, professor of public affairs at Franklin & Marshall College, and Dr. Michael Young, managing partner of Michael Young Strategic Research, agreed with Rendell’s assessment.Joe is no recruit. He is a volunteer. Actually, he is worse. He's flying without orders from the high command. Ed Rendell has been sent out to shoot him down.
According to the pair’s most recent column, Sestak might end up “less the prospective giant killer and more the kamikaze mission recruit.”
“He’d get killed,” said Rendell. “Joe should run for Congress again, establish some seniority. … His time will come, but it’s not this year.”Translation: "His time will come, when WE say it will come."