Would he do it? Would the long-time Republican (his critics on the right say he's a Republican in name only) senator from PA drop his party affiliation, as he prepares to run for re-election?
As you know I've lived in Pennsylvania for four years, meaning I was not here when Sen. Specter ran for re-election in 2004. But it strikes me that in the "red" parts of Pennsylvania that there is significant disgust with Mr. Specter. His decision last month to support the stimulus bill was considered the final sign of ineptitude/disrespect that Specter has for rock-solid conservative values, in the minds of such voters.