Sestek: No Apologies for ‘Dead Man Walking’

By Kevin Chupka

May 18, 2010 8:15am

Arlen Specter said that it was “below the belt” for Joe Sestak to call him a  “dead man walking,” but Sestak didn’t back down when I asked him about it on GMA today.


"This isn’t about health  this isn’t about anything except do you want a career politician or someone who really will be in it for you and will be willing to lose their job in doing so."


He also brushed off President Obama’s support for his opponent:


George: If the top Democrat in the country says he needs Arlen Spector in the Senate why should the Democratic primary voters listen

Congressman Sestak: At the end of the day I don’t begrudge the President from the deal that was made with Arlen Spector…There’s  no more kings, there's no more king makers and I honestly do believe President Obama wants a real Democrat.  I wanna be his strongest ally but not a yes man and I think that’s what Pennsylvanians want.


For his part, Specter told us he’s going to win today.  If he does, it will prove once and for all that he’s the greatest political survivor of his generation.


See our interview with Congressman Sestak here:


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