He was desperate to save his political career. You see, Specter is a classic example of what the GOP does not need, and for once, I am glad to see him go back to where he rightfully belongs. However, Specter knows that he has alienated his base, and by switching, he might have the chance to get re-elected. Specter also abandoned the core principles of fiscal responsibility and fighting for limited government. In a sense, he was a unprincipled hack.
But, who’s waiting in the trenches??? That’s right…Pat Toomey. Toomey is a true conservative, who will fight tooth and nail against Obama’s fiscal policies. The polls show that Specter is trailing Toomey by 20%, which does not look good.
Au Revoir Arlen Specter, and I hope you will enjoy your status in the minority (if re-elected) in 2010.