Well, I heard this a few hours ago, but I still don’t believe it!
Although Specter has never been a favorite of mine, when I lived in Pennsylvania I did vote for him. Yes, it is true a (at the time) registered Democrat voted for a Republican. Why? Because as quaint as the notion seems today, I believe voting for a candidate’s policy positions is more important than voting for a candidate’s fleeting popularity. We’re supposed to be acting like adults by balancing the pro & cons of each candidate. We’re not supposed to be voting for Prom Queen or Class President.
Politicians occasionally change political parties from time to time. This isn’t new. But what can possibly explain this switch? I’m actually angry about this change because a man I always considered to be a principled politician has turned out to be just another political hack putting his ambitions ahead of the constituents of his state.
Which leads me to ask the following questions. How big was the payoff? Why is this man selling out? Does Arlen really think that switching parties will help him retain his seat in the Senate?
I could be wrong, but if Specter thinks switching parties will save him, I say guess again. If I were still living in PA I’d vote against him, just on the principle alone. Arlen you remember what principle means, don’t you?
This is from America’s Right:
Nothing happens by accident. Not in this administration. Not with everyone following in lockstep with the Leninesque “the worse, the better” mentality. Obviously, Arlen Specter is not exactly known for his principled decision-making, and for him this was certainly more about self-preservation than anything else. Still, given that even just nine days ago it seemed as though he was intent upon facing Toomey head-on in the Republican primary, I cannot help but think that something is up, that Specter is being used, that somebody else has a few ulterior motives. (italics mine)
Like I said yesterday, why is this man selling out?