I’m a bigger fan of the good Admiral than most, and am excited to see that he’s raised a whole mess of money for some as yet unknown reason, but Joe Sestak needs to hurry up and tell us what he wants to do with it sooner rather than later.
The specific problem with Admiral Sestak’s stockpile of campaign munitions is that it could scare higher quality Democratic candidates away from competing for the 7th District seat. If it looks like there’s a chance Sestak might get in, why would a serious candidate waste his or her time raising money and building support only to get crushed late in the game by the popular former Congressman?
If he doesn’t intend to run for the seat, then he’s making life needlessly difficult for the eventual candidate, who’ll have a tougher time raising money because of the uncertainty.
And it’s much the same with the Governor’s race. Donors don’t want to max out to Rob McCord only to have Joe Sestak jump into the race later and quickly eclipse the Anti-Schwartz of Spring 2013.
I enjoy good political drama as much as the next person, but as someone who’d like to see Tom Corbett and Pat Meehan retired in the 2014 elections, I’m a bit skittish about so much uncertainty getting dumped into the invisible primary.