I would not dismiss Rasmussen out of hand. A little dip into the polling archive reveals that a Quinnipiac poll taken around this time for the 2004 Republican Senate Primary had then Republican Specter leading Pat Toomey by 15%. A Quinnipiac poll taken only two weeks later had Specter up by only 5%. He would go on to win by only 2%. So maybe it will be the other pollsters playing catchup to Rasmussen... Only time will tell.While time will surely tell, Pennsylvania is running short of that commodity with the primaries scheduled to take place May 18th. It is critical Snarlin Arlen is snatched from the jaws of defeat for the sole purpose that he lives to fight and lose another day, November 2, 2010.. Ruby Slippers has been able to obtain the secret minutes from the most recent meeting of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the VRWC. The minutes contain a series of talking points that offer members specific guidelines for convincing their Democratic friends and neighbors why they should embrace Specter in the Democratic primary:
- Specter didn't defect to the Democratic party, he merely returned to his natural home. VRWC members consider their relationship with Specter a painful tale of unrequited love. Members so loved Arlen and his many, many, many years of government experience we set him free. Alas he didn't come back to us, now he is YOURS. We're jealous but forgiving. Seriously we are.
- Arlen really does respect women. That whole thing with Michelle Bachmann was, well - you know -because it was Michelle Bachmann. (Note: for added effect it is suggested members roll their eyes when saying the name Michelle Bachmann. Liberals can't resist the opportunity to whine about Bachmann. This will give a moment of solidarity with your
markliberal Democratic friend or neighbor. )
- Arlen has been truly devoted to his long-lost loves, the Democrats. He went along without question for the whole shinola sandwich, health care, stimulus, porkulus and he would surely support cap and trade and card check. Shouldn't Arlen be rewarded for his loyalty? Come on you owe this guy, he paved the way for a filibuster proof Senate remember?
- Why should West Virginians have all the fun watching their aging crapweasel get wheeled in at the last minute to cast the necessary vote for some long-awaited legacy of the Democrats to be fulfilled? Come on, you know you envied those West Virginians who sat back smugly knowing their crapweasel would arrive in time to save the day. There is certain truth to that old Billy Joel song after all.