Senator Arlen MacSpecter

Senator Arlen Specter (R-Pennsylvania) won his reelection Tuesday night over Democrat Congressman Joe Hoeffel. No surprise.

Timothy Carney, a reporter for the Evans-Novak Political Report, argues in NRO that President Bush and Senator Rick Santorum were wrong to promote Specter as vital to the Republican Party:
They were wrong morally, and they were wrong politically. These men saved the man who saved Roe v. Wade, and now the costs to the pro-life cause, the conservative movement, and the Republican party — for so little benefit — could be deep and long-lasting.
And Pennsylvania conservatives were hosed.

["MacSpecter" is a Scottish Law reference.]


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