Veteran Pennsylvania disclosed plans Tuesday to switch parties, a move intended to boost his chances of winning re-election next year that also will push Democrats within one seat of a 60-vote filibuster-resistant majority.of
"I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans," Specter said in a statement posted on a Web site devoted to Pennsylvania politics and confirmed by his office. Several Senate officials said a formal announcement was expected later in the day or Wednesday.
President Barack Obama called Specter almost immediately after he was informed of the decision to say the Democratic Party was "thrilled to have you," according to a White House official. Spurned Republicans said his defection was motivated by ambition, not principle.
Now he finds his "political philosophy more in line with Democrats"--is he kidding or has his old age just made him senile? Specter's been a huge blot on conservative ideology for years now. He's been a Democrat's best friend forever, we saw it again when he voted to support Barry's trillion-dollar stimulus package last month. And now he's pretending to act on "principles", when this is really about getting re-elected. What a phony. If Pennsylvanian's are smart enough to finally catch on to Specter's act, next year he doesn't even make out of the Dem primaries.