The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Friday, April 16, 2004  

Is There Really Any Other Choice for Pennsylvania?

Who’s the better Republican?

Is it the sometimes, when it’s convenient, right-wing wannabe, or the purported and self-styled “moderate,” surprisingly taking the same quasi-human form that is sometimes known as Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.)? Or is it the primary opponent of Sen. “Everything and Anything for Everyone and Anyone” Specter, the right-wing freak from Allentown, Rep. Patrick Toomey (R-Pa.)?

Or is it neither and someone else entirely?

Is it Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.)?

Or President George W. Bush (R-Conn.)?

Or President George H.W. Bush (R-Conn.)?

Or Sen. Orrin “Ma Huang” Hatch (R-Utah)?

Or President Ronald Reagan (R-Calif.)?

Or First Lady Mrs. Ronald (Nancy Davis) Reagan (R-Calif.)?

Of former Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.)?

This is not a quiz.

This is for real. This is real life.

And if any Pennsylvanian, Republican or Democrat, can figure out exactly where Sen. Specter stands on even this simple question, i.e., “Who is the better Republican?”, he or she is leaps and bounds ahead of the rest of us, the millions populating this great commonwealth, those who haven’t a clue how Sen. Specter might vote on virtually any piece of legislation that crosses his desk, our only hope depending upon whether or not, and from which direction, the Egotist from East Falls faces any opposition.

Come on, fellow Pennsylvanians!

Let’s get real.

It’s time to unite behind the candidate who can best represent all of us: Rep. Joseph M. “Joe” Hoeffel (D-Pa.).

Whether you live in state or out of state, and whether you care about my opinion or not, know this: My opinion is that Sen. Specter is vulnerable in 2004. Very vulnerable. Volunteer, donate, contribute, talk to your neighbors, put a sign in your yard. This year, 2004, is the year for Joe Hoeffel.

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