Tuesday, April 28, 2009


specter switches parties. or at least, he will for next year's democratic primary. it's less clear to me whether he's switching caucuses right away.

this would have been a much smarter move before he came out against and effectively stopped the EFCA. before that, he would have been a shoe-in. now he's going to have to work hard to union support, risking another flip-flop on the EFCA issue.

on the other hand, switching is really the only hope that specter has to keep his seat. the big risk is that switching for such obvious reasons undermines his free-thinking mavericky credentials and makes him seem like just another mercenary politician.

(via MatthewB on FB)