The perfect is the enemy of the good.” –Voltaire, 1772
Republicans’ least favorite Republican, Sen. Arlen Specter, appears to be in trouble in his campaign for a sixth term. Former representative and Specter’s 2004 primary opponent, Pat Toomey, is poised for another primary challenge. Last month, I mused aloud my concerns over whether Toomey could hold Specter’s seat for the GOP in the general election. Yesterday, Jay Cost at Real Clear Politics analyzed the numbers and the odds are not in our favor. Who knows, maybe in Pennsylvania, Sen. Specter is the best we can hope to get.