The polls are showing Obama leading McCain comfortably, and expectations are that Dems will pick up a good number of seats in the House and Senate, but even that might not be enough to save Jack Murtha’s sorry rear end from himself and his redneck, racist comments. Michelle Malkin has been leaked some new poll numbers that show William Russell leading Murtha 48-35 percent! I hope this one holds — if for no other reason than to honor all those Marines who have been besmirched by Murtha and other Democrats who have called them killers and losers over the past four years.
Update: Russell is one of the candidates featured on the Rightblogs slate and he can use all the help he can get. Here is a little info about Russell and the race (written before Murtha’s recent redneck, racist comments):
William Russell (PA-12): Russell is a 28 year Army veteran who was at the Pentagon on 9/11 and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He’s going up against one of the most corrupt, liberal, loud mouths in the entire House — John Murtha. It’s a moderately Democratic district and Murtha will be loaded down with special interest money, but with Murtha being dogged by a slander suit filed by one of the Haditha Marines he smeared, he may be vulnerable enough to be brought down.
More about William Russell here from Michelle Malkin.