THIS is why Republicans should never take advice from Democraps or liberals about what is good for the Republican party. MoveOn might oppose Specter in the primary if he doesn’t sufficiently vote in favor of issues that they support. In other words, if he is too moderate for their liking. No shit? Even froth at the mouth liberals realize that the reason to support some politician is because of how he or she votes, as opposed to what party label is next to the candidate on the ballot? But when Republicans do the exact same thing, they are being narrow minded extremists. The MSM has been harranging us for days about the Republican party being too exclusive. The MSM merely wants the Republican party to be more liberal–they have no interest in seeing the Dems become more moderate, let alone more conservative.
And Specter is finding out the problem with being a moderate. You end up pissing off both ends of the political spectrum, leaving only wishy-washy disloyal “moderates” as your base. Having moderates as your base is about like having a division of French troops as your reserve in WWII.