In addition to the war, which he called a key factor in the losses of fellow Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Rick Santorum and others, Specter said his party will have to become "a lot more progressive and a lot less ideological."
Specter commended Santorum for his candor, but said Pennsylvania’s junior senator paid the price at the polls.
"Rick took a lot of controversial positions," Specter said. "You saw the results yesterday."
I do wonder if Sen. Specter campaigned for Rick Santorum as much as he had done for him? Somehow I doubt it. I truly will miss Sen Santorum in the Senate and I doubt if Senator-Elect Casey is going to be all that pro-life.
I thought this quip to be rather funny over at The Corner.
In the Senate, he will impress few and function as a wholly owned subsidiary of Chuck Schumer, except when he is occasionally given dispensation to cast a pro-life or pro-gun vote. –John J. Miller