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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 06:43 PM
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Sestak on Hardball is such a sympathetic individual
I watched it earlier on Hardball's first airing today. I was ready to grab a hanky before the interview concluded. So the guy is either genuine or he's really good at politics.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 06:47 PM
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1. I think he's the real deal,
and I shudder to think of what might happen to him as he moves up the political ladder....................
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 06:53 PM
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3. Well, he's managed to survive the House
I can't help but root for him.
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 08:00 PM
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14. I think he is the real deal, too. n/t
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 06:48 PM
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2. I vote genuine
I think he's standing on principle and I like him for sticking his neck out.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 06:55 PM
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4. That's my take after watching him every chance I get
I want to contribute to his campaign if he decides to make a Primary run.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 06:56 PM
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5. You saw that, too, huh?
I was just about to post about him. I find him very compelling. I find him to be the real deal. Someone else who lives here also likes him, but sees him as the consummate politician.

I really find him 1000% better than Specter.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 07:09 PM
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6. I wondered because of his background as career military
Edited on Mon Jun-01-09 07:09 PM by eleny
You have to know how to juggle the politics to get as far as he did. But I think he's got a real shot with this public persona. Sounds like he's got an uphill climb against the party bosses, though.

Rendell didn't come off that well in my opinion. He looked so pompous and sounded like a real old time boss to me. Meh.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 07:11 PM
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7. Yeah, Rendell is a big time party insider (boss)
I like Rendell, actually. But he's wrong to favor Specter over a life long Democrat.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 07:17 PM
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8. It would be awful if they try to break Sestak even if they know they jumped the gun
Backing AS out of desperation to get another Dem in the Senate smelled so bad to so many of us. And then comes Sestak with his straight shooting, mild manner and decency. This is sort of Shakespearean.
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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 07:33 PM
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9. Is he running then? I want to start contributing if he is. I'm not in PA, but
Edited on Mon Jun-01-09 07:34 PM by davidwparker
don't like the deal that was made. Plus, I think he is a great guy from the times that I've seen him on TV.

on edit: oh, if we fill Congress with people who have actually been in the military, maybe there will be a lot less war
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 07:41 PM
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10. He said he would run unless his family asked him not to do it
But he added that his family has been very supportive. They're going to take the next month or so to make a final decision. But he was very clear that he wants to run because Pennsylvanians ought to have the choice and not have a Senator that was an appointment.

I'm not a PA resident either and want to contribute as soon as he formally declares his candidacy.
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 07:47 PM
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11. I think he's also forcing Specter's to toe the line. I will definitely send him money. He was
right on about voters walking into the booth and having a CHOICE. Not just somebody anointed. I don't live in PA - but I'd send a check.
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Phoebe Loosinhouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 07:56 PM
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12. I thought he was terrific! Extremely compelling.
He's one of those very rare people who seem entirely secure in their own persona without having anything more to prove. I put Al Gore and Howard Dean and Dennis Kucinich in that group. They are who they are and they know what they know and their individual foundations are rock solid. I think he might be in that group.

I honestly don't know why Arlen Specter doesn't retire. I think he wants to craft some kind of "legacy" but for God's sake, he's had a million years to make some legacy or law that he was proud of.

If Sestak runs, I would certainly send a donation even though I am not in Pennsylvania.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 09:40 PM
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15. Arlen already **has** a legacy .......
.... the Supremes.
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EndElectoral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 07:59 PM
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13. I am from PA and will support Sestak. Specter and his single Bullet theory sucks.
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