Arlen Specter changes political affiliationsApril 29th, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by GD
The noted Republican, Senator Arlen Specter announced one of the most unexpected twists in the history of American politics. Specter has announced that he would chance political affiliations because he was doubtful about his situation in the case of a re-election as a Republican. This move of senator Specter may act as a crucial turning point as it will help the Democrats gain a possible 60th vote. This in turn will be a strong milestone which will help in counteracting Barrak Obama’s new agenda.
This unexpected move has given a sharp blow to the Obama administration, which is already facing a number of crises. This turnabout has also marginalized the Republicans at Capitol Hill to a great extent. However, Mr. Specter has been honest enough to cite his real motive behind this action. He said that the driving force behind his decision was his intense desire to win a sixth term next year. After a thorough round of discussion with his political advisers during the weekend, they concluded that his chances of winning a Republican primary was nil considering his vote for the president’s economic stimulus package.
As expected the Republicans were completely overtaken by the shock, in fact, there were many who did not have even the least clue about this drastic political turnabout. At the luncheon party where Arlen Specter announced his decision he was treated with a polite but cold reception. Many of his Republican colleagues have called Specter’s move as an act of “political self-preservation”.
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