So it appears another Republican has seen the writing on the wall and decided to jump ship.
What this means for the Democrats? It takes them to an almost 60 seat majority in the US Senate. It currently stands at 58, Specter’s seat ups the number to 59 and when Al Franken is declared the winner of the Minnesota senate race Democrats would have reached that filibuster proof majority.
Honestly with such major losses to the GOP over the past few years what will this party look like in two years?
How can Republicans expect to be a competent , competitive national party if they can’t hold on to moderate Republicans like Specter?
I really hope his departure will quicken the GOP’s metamorphosis into a 21st century American political party.
Look, Republicans can compete with the Democrats on many issues in almost every state in the US but until they realize that cutting taxes, support of guns and opposition to gays are NOT ENOUGH to win votes anymore they will continue to wander in the political wilderness.