Santorum's Support of Specter Could Be Achilles Heel

Friday, 24 Feb 2012 12:22 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
While former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum continues to be dogged by an 18-point reelection loss in 2006, his support of Sen. Arlen Specter may be more troublesome for GOP voters, The Washington Post’s political blog The Fix reported.

Santorum supported Specter in 2004 when he was facing a primary challenge from the more conservative Republican Pat Toomey. Toomey went on to eventually win the seat in 2010, after Specter switched parties, became a Democrat in 2009 and provided a key vote for President Barack Obama’s health care legislation, the Post noted.

“We’ll forgive incompetence, but not Arlen,” GOP strategist Dina Fraioli told the Post.

Others charge that Santorum went beyond a mere endorsement of a party colleague. “He made it a crusade,” Free Congress Foundation founder Paul Weyrich told the Post. “He left no stone unturned. He went out of his way to try to prevent Toomey from winning.”

While Santorum campaigns as the one true, uncompromising conservative, his political expediency in endorsing Specter calls it into question. Romney is now running an ad on that very point.

“If Rick Santorum couldn’t say no to liberal Arlen Specter, can we really trust him to change Washington?” the narrator says in the ad according to the Post.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Obama Makes Rare Campaign Trail Appearance, People Leave Early

Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 18:14 PM

President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail Sunday at a rally to support the Democratic candidat . . .

Bolton Mum About Using $7M From His PACs for 2016 Run

Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 17:53 PM

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton won't say if he plans to use any of the $7 million raised by two political action com . . .

RNC, DNC Chairpeople Square Off on Senate Fate, Ebola

Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 16:37 PM

Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz claimed Sunday that her party will keep control of the . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved