A Suggestion for Joe
He's got to get out the torch and pitchfork crowd, says one consultant. Good luck with that.
Leftwing blogger Markos Moulitsas sayd, "Sestak is a proven fighter. The fact that he is bucking the party establishment to fight a righteous fight makes him even more admiration-worthy."
Righteous? Since when does personal political ambition make one "righteous"? There isn't a jot of difference between Sestak and Specter in terms of what they will vote for and against. They are both liberal Democrats.
Here's an idea for Sestak. He should come out for tort reform in the healthcare debate. Practicing defensive medicine (defensive against med-mal attorneys) costs the system $200 billion a year in unncessary and uncalled for tests. Specter's son is one of the biggest med-mal sharks in the state if not the country. He makes millions and his father, also a lawyer, has the complete backing of the trial bar when it comes to campaign dollars. Sestak isn't going to get many of those dollars anyway. Coming out strongly for med-mal reform would not only win him support from doctors, it would distinguish him from Specter. He could show Specter up as sop who votes to enrich his own son and his trial bar colleagues at the expense of doctors, good health outcomes and the nation as a whole.
Tonight he is having a town meeting on healthcare. Here's his opportunity to swing for the fences. See if he takes it.