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Wednesday, April 28, 2004  

Arlen Specter held off Pat Toomey, which says what? That the seat is safe, Republican moderatism isn't yet dead, and Bush's position is strengthened in Pennsylvania? Or that it is dead, but Pennsylvanians just aren't so stupid as to send a senator with Specter's clout home. Or nothing: the razor thin margin could be interpreted in too many ways?

I vote for three. We better get used to horribly vitriolic elections and ultra tight results. It seems that most contested elections feature a hardcore right winger versus a moderate or soft right winger. This year may be the first year we see the tide turn, but I wouldn't conclude that from reading the Pennsylvania tea leaves.

posted by Jeff | 7:48 AM |
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