Nowhere Man

Leo Gerard

“He’s a real nowhere Man,

Sitting in his Nowhere Land,

Making all his nowhere plans

For nobody.”


These lyrics to “Nowhere Man,” written and recorded in 1965 by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, describe the Republican Party of 2009. Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter rejected that party and returned to his Democratic roots because, even at the age of 79, he’s got plans that go somewhere.

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