This needs to be the mantra in 2012. Dems are the extreme candidate not us. Unfortunately, when Angle and Buck got tagged with those labels, it hurt them. Toomey punched back and called Sestak extreme and I think it helped him. The press would be forced to report as they did in PA that each side was calling the other extreme as to neutralize that adjective.
The Blue Dogs got purged in this election cycle. This means that the remaining dems in Congress will be more left = perceived to be more extreme. Bring on 2012!
You *have* to be extreme to win as a PA democrat. Even Obama isn’t left enough for them. Now that everything backfired, they have to live with it.