Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Specter might have been better off to stay a Republican..

Since becoming a Democrat, Specter has lost his seniority which does accurately create a scenario where his ability to campaign is limited:

"It's kind of hard to make the argument that you should be returned to the Senate because of your clout when you're the junior most senator on every committee," said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. "I imagine that will be the subject of some discussion on the campaign.

It also appears he's going to face competition, not only from Republican Tom Ridge but also potentially from the Democratic Party in PA.

So, he lost all of his seniority and is not going to end up with an easier re-election path...All he's really managed to accomplish is neither side trusts him.

5 comments:

Cyberseaer said...

I hope he isn't re-elected. It's one thing to switch parties because of your beliefs or you think your current party isn't helping the people who got you elected, but Specter switched in hopes of getting re-elected as a Democrat. This is a selfish move and if I elected him, I wouldn't elected him again since he has shown that he has no loyality. It would have been better for him to become an Independent. He is another example why I don't trust nor respect politicians.

J. Rowsey said...

I'd like to see him lose. His motivations are what is good for him, not his state.

Robin said...

I thought it was a bonehead move for him to switch parties. He showed he has no loyalty for the people who voted him in, in the first place.

Lisa Renee said...

There we have it, the four of us agree? It's a done deal.

:-)

Scott G said...

I think the Democrats should support him. I like Specter even though we disagree on some things. I would be less inclined to support him if he had lost the primary and then left, but I have no problem with it.

And to be honest, if the people who elected him did so only because he was a Republican, then they are part of the problem with this country. Just like if he retains his seat because people voted for him just because he had a "D" next to his name on the ballot are part of the problem