Goodbye, Arlen Specter

A final, pathetic grasp at holding on to power passes from his fingertips:
U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter on Tuesday lost a Democratic primary in his bid for a sixth term after taking the risky step of switching from the GOP.

Voters picked U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak as the party's nominee and rejected the 80-year-old Specter in his first Democratic campaign since his Republican Party defection.

With 93 percent of precincts reporting, Sestak received 520,479 votes, or 54 percent; Specter received 446,281 votes, about 46 percent.
Could Specter reverse himself and do what Joe Lieberman did in the Nutmeg State? And run as an independent?

I don't think he could. Specter is 80 years old. It's time to hang it up. Kudos to him for not trying to kneecap Sestak, who I hope loses because that would make a better story.