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Senator Arlen Spector of Pennsylvania has switched parties, from Republican to Democrat. This means that when the Republicans finally accept defeat in Minnesota, the Democrats will control 60 Senate seats, enough to take down any right-wing Republican obstructionist filibuster. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/28/a...p_n_192298.html

Oh, but wait! I got it from the Huffington Post, so it must not be true. :lol:

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Specter knew he was going to lose in the primary anyway. He barely Squeaked by last time, and his votes have made him EXTREMELY unpopular with his own voters. Slapping them in the face like this will just ensure his replacement in the mid-terms.

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Specter knew he was going to lose in the primary anyway. He barely Squeaked by last time, and his votes have made him EXTREMELY unpopular with his own voters. Slapping them in the face like this will just ensure his replacement in the mid-terms.

Specter represents ALL Pennsylvanians, not just Republicans. The Penn electorate will vote him in, the democrats and the independents. He will easily win the general election provided he gets the nomination to run on the Dem ticket.

The Republicans party is the one that lost out by marginalizing themselves out of existence. And that is no loss considering that party obstructs and hinders progress, never bringing anything decent to the table.

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Specter represents ALL Pennsylvanians, not just Republicans. The Penn electorate will vote him in, the democrats and the independents. He will easily win the general election provided he gets the nomination to run on the Dem ticket.

The Republicans party is the one that lost out by marginalizing themselves out of existence. And that is no loss considering that party obstructs and hinders progress, never bringing anything decent to the table.

How can you guarantee the democrats and independants will vote him in, when you're not even sure he gets the Democratic nod for primary? I think you're right, I just don't find him a particularly strong candidate for either party.

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