One oh my email subscribers sends me an email saying:
I got a msg from a friend who’d heard specter was changing parties and he said, “He’s becoming a Republican?”
Hysterical but appropriate.
Via Hot Air, we have a video, where approximately at 8:20 into it, you see the true reason for this switch, internal polling show Specter he was going to get wiped in the next election.
William Kristol writing at PostPartisans thinks this is good news for the Republicans.
Last word goes to Newt Gingrich, who makes a valid point of just how wide the gap was between Specter and even a moderate Conservative to begin with.
When Sen. Specter voted for a $787 billion big-spending bill no elected official had even read, he widened the gap between himself and the tax-paying small-government conservatives who are the base of the Republican Party.
It is clear that Specter concluded he would lose the coming Republican primary, and he admits in his statement on switching parties that the vote for the $787 billion spending bill was the final straw.