I don’t think Rick was bought off. I think he was simply being a team player, something that has often gotten him in trouble in the past. Rick ran a good campaign and I’m glad he put up a strong fight for conservative values. But after his primary endorsement of Specter over Toomey several years ago, I’m not surprised to see him endorse Romney in the general election. (Not that there’s anything right with that.)
“..But after his primary endorsement of Specter over Toomey several years ago, Im not surprised to see him endorse Romney in the general election.”
“The Truth Regarding Santorums Endorsement of Arlen Specter
October 12, 2011
The reason I endorsed Arlen Specter is because we were going to have two Supreme Court nominees coming up, said Santorum. I got a commitment from Arlen Specter that no matter who George W. Bush would nominate, he would support that nominee.
Santorum said Alito would not be a Justice if it werent for Specter.
Specter was very effective at being the head of the Judicial Committee. Toomey would not have been the Judicial Committee leader, plus Toomey might have lost the election at that time. Specter won the election by a good margin.