Sestak vs. Williams
For those, and for political junkies crazed with the final week of the campaign, there is this.
Craig Williams and Joe Sestak will finally stand on the same stage this morning.
The Republican Williams is challenging the first-term incumbent Democratic congressman, the man who stunned the local GOP two years ago by beating one of their icons, 20-year incumbent Curt Weldon.
The two-hour event is being hosted by the League of Women Voters from 10 to noon at the at the Lang Performing Arts Center on the Swarthmore College campus.
For Republicans, this is a view they’re unaccustomed to, that of the challenger, and the underdog. They’ve adopted the tactics once heard in this district from Democrats, urging a series of debates.
And Sestak has reacted the way the Republicans often once viewed those very same kinds of challenges. He largely ignored them.
Republicans say he’s been ducking them. Democrats remind them that’s exactly what the GOP did for years.
But in the last memorable 7th District donnybrook, Weldon did offer Sestak two debates, held well in advance of election day. Republicans also are steamed that Sestak has held them at bay until just a few days before voters head to the polls.
Today they go mano a mano. After they scrambled to find a candidate to challenge Sestak, the GOP struck gold with Williams. Anyone unfamiliar with him will quickly learn that today.
He’s bright, articulate, and rock solid on the issues.
Let the debate begin.