"I deeply regret that I will be disappointing many friends and supporters."This switch makes Specter the second Independent/Socialist in the U.S. Congress along with Vermont Senator Bernard Sanders. They will not be lonely, however, as fellowship comes easy with the scads of Congressmen with the party designation of D/Socialist.
"I can understand their disappointment," he continued. "I am also disappointed that so many in the party I have worked for for more than four decades do not want me to be their candidate. It is very painful on both sides."
"Since then, I have traveled the State, talked to Democrat leaders and office-holders and my supporters and I have carefully examined public opinion. It has become clear to me that the my first party switch caused a schism which makes our differences irreconcilable."
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Specter Switches Parties... Again
In a surprise move today, Senator Arlen Specter switched political parties... again. In a statement to the news media, Specter said,