By Roger Stone

SPECTER: Keeps on Ticking
Public office has never come easy for Arlen Specter. He lost races for District Attorney, Mayor of Philadelphia, Governor and U.S. Senator before becoming the only Pennsylvanian to serve five terms in the U.S. Senate. Now, after switching back to the Democrats he left nearly five decades ago, Specter faces a serious Primary challenge and a tough General Election. Yet Specter bares it with a combination hard-work, good humor and an indefatigable lust for political combat. The Philadelphia Daily News captures Arlen Specter in full political survival mode in one of the best pieces of political journalism I've read in decades.