Wednesday, August 12, 2009

This is interesting:
According to Rasmussen, "Among voters who favor the congressional health care
plan, Specter leads 55% to 26%. However, among those who oppose the plan, Sestak
leads 61% to 25%."

Presumably, both candidates support the plan. But Arlen Specter is an unctuous creature of Washington while Joe Sestak has only been there for three years--and he used to be an admiral before that. Seems to me that this is a pretty clear insider vs. outsider dynamic, and the public might well be in a "throw the bums out" mode unless Specter and the administration get some concrete wins under their belts.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.