I lived in Pennsylvania during the 2004 Republican senatorial primary. I supported conservative Pat Toomey against liberal Republican Arlen Specter. Former Sen. Rick Santorum, now a presidential hopeful, endorsed Mr. Specter in the very tight race.
Thanks in part to Mr. Santorum’s endorsement, Mr. Specter won by a mere 17,000 votes with more than a million votes cast.
Later, Mr. Specter switched parties and officially became a Democrat, in which iteration he voted for Obamacare. The plan passed the Senate on Dec. 24, 2009, with a filibuster-proof vote. I hold Mr. Santorum’s endorsement of Mr. Specter in part responsible for the passage of Obamacare.
Republicans have to send a strong message by stymying Mr. Santorum’s campaign for the Republican nomination for president. We will not support anyone responsible for helping to pass the unconstitutional Obamacare.
Newport News, Va.