How quickly we forget the tides and fortunes of past elections.
The year – 2004. The players notorious RINO Arlen Specter vs. conservative Pat Toomey.
“Conservative” (RINO, in fact) Rick Santorum closed ranks behind Specter, resulting in Specter’s win v. conservative Pat Toomey.
Right after Obama won in 2008, particularly when facing a House becoming more conservative in light of the Teaparty and the fight against Obamacare and with the senate lacking a filibuster proof majority, Specter changes parties from R to D, giving the Dems their filibuster 60 seat majority in the Senate. - Thanks to RINO Rick Santorum.
In 2010, Toomey beat Specter after the damage (and bailouts and Obamacare) was done. - ******No thanks to RINO Rick.