The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Only Fools Applauded Specter’s Switch as a Smart Move


Amusing: A big fan of Pat Toomey tells me that ”to a certain extent, I think Joe Sestak has an even more compelling story to tell in a primary against Arlen Specter than Toomey did in 2004 . . . He’s using the image of [Rick] Santorum and [President] Bush and Specter on stage together. In a Democratic primary, that’s a pretty effective.”

At the time it was hailed as a coup for the Obama administration and smart politics, but Arlen Specter’s flipping parties because he was afraid he would lose the GOP primary was pathetic, and in time it is going to be seen as one of the great political blunders of all time.

Tags: Barack Obama , Bill Richardson , Chris Dodd , Hillary Clinton , Horserace , Joe Biden , John Edwards , John McCain , Mitt Romney , Rudy Giuliani , Sarah Palin , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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