It’s the campaign ad everyone knew was coming—and it was only a matter of time.I'm actually seeing it right now on MSNBC as I'm blogging. LOL. You can watch it too:
The latest TV spot by Democrat Joe Sestak’s Senate campaign highlights former President George W. Bush’s support for Senator Arlen Specter during the 2004 campaign, as well Specter’s support for vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in 2008. It also twice plays a clip of Specter saying that “my change in party will enable me to be reelected.”
UPDATE: And, just this moment I received in an email from the Sestak campaign which states:
"This election is about who we can count on to represent our values on the day after the election and for the next six years. Many Democrats are skeptical of why Arlen Specter switched parties after enthusiastically touting the endorsement of President Bush. But there is no way Senator Specter can make his motives more clear than he does in his own words."The email goes on to remind, among other things, that:
'...just 12 days before switching parties:'
"I am a Republican and I am going to run on the Republican ticket in the Republican primary."
'He even said he still thought John McCain and Sarah Palin "were the better choice" -- more than three months after switching parties' [Hardball, MSNBC, 08/04/09]: http://therealspecter2010.com/goingrogue