Mitch McConnell said the news of Specter switching parties isn’t a national story, but rather a “Pennsylvania story”. I’m sure he really wishes that was the case, but it isn’t. People like Michael Steele made it a national story when he said the RNC would jump into a local race and try to get Specter taken out in a primary. It’s the fact that the RNC is now the party of a very small tent, where even a moderate can no longer survive.
I just wonder how long before we are no longer talking about Specter’s switch and moving on to a switch by Olympia Snowe?