Tom Fitzgerald at the Inquirer previews tomorrow night's Democratic Senate debate:
Given high voter anger at Washington, basement-level approval ratings for incumbents, and a party switcher for an opponent, most analysts figured at the outset that Rep. Joe Sestak had a decent chance to defeat Sen. Arlen Specter in the May 18 Democratic primary.
But when the spotlight clicked on, Specter grabbed the microphone - and he hasn't let go.
Now, as the two prepare to meet Saturday night in their only televised debate, time is running out for Sestak. Specter has seemed to dominate the narrative of the race since both men began running television advertising eight days ago.