After his 67-county defeat lap of Pennsylvania, U.S. Senate runner-up Joe Sestak sat down with his hometown paper in Delaware County for an hourlong interview in a coffee shop. Not too much new here, though the patent office seems to have gotten Joe all riled up, but he does note that he has no timetable for making his next move in "public service." After specific rumors popped up about a run for governor in 2014, the Sestak camp was atypically unresponsive.
“I want to stay in public service of some sort,” he said. “It’s broadly defined, I don’t know what that means yet. … I still want to be a part of the public dialogue and help — you know, how can you be involved and say, ‘I want to serve,’ and then all of (a) sudden, ‘No?’ You don’t just say, ‘No, I don’t want to continue.’ So I want to do something, and I’ll take the weeks and months off to figure out how best to do that.”
Sestak said he hasn’t ruled out elective office, but he hasn’t ruled it in either. He doesn’t think he’s really “the lobbyist type,” though, so don’t look for him hanging around K Street.
“That doesn’t mean I won’t be associated with one or two or three organizations that do things I believe passionately in — you know, education or health — but I just don’t know how that’s going to be yet,” said Sestak.
Shortly after that conversation, rumors started swirling that he might be mounting a gubernatorial campaign for 2014. Neither Sestak nor spokeswoman Hannah Zale returned a call for comment, but he hasn’t publicly dismissed the idea.
The DelCo Times' Alex Rose then follows with one of the better descriptions of Sestak's speaking style that I've read in print. Kudos, sir:
Sestak certainly talks like he’s still in campaign mode: An assortment of seafaring malapropisms and statistics peppered with oddball stock phrases about “getting to morning in America” and the like.
Stuck among that oratory gobbledygook, however, were some fairly solid arguments on what the government can do to help facilitate job growth while removing itself as an impediment.