The Dems will do whatever is necessary to have their appointee serve until 2012.
There’s really no point in debating it, imo.
It would be a miracle if we have a special election for this, imo.
It is very well worth debating this. This seat if a special election is held can be a GOP pickup and a conservative one at that. It is well worth fighting for. We do not want to wait till 2012 and then have to run against someone like Gov. Joe Manchin which will make the seat harder to pick up.
It will be a mistake to let this seat go down without a fight because once it goes red it will stay red.