Flashback To 2004: Santorum Says Toomey Is “Too Conservative For Pennsylvania”

santorumA kindly reader forwarded this 2004 piece in The American Spectator musing on the U.S. Senate race in PA back then, between Arlen Specter and Pat Toomey, who’s currently running against Joe Sestak for that same seat. You will be amused to find out that, back in ’04, that then-senator Rick Santorum actually backed Specter, and told “everyone within earshot that the primary challenger, Rep. Pat Toomey, is ‘too conservative for Pennsylvania.’” Now ain’t that some shit: Six years later, Santorum is telling everyone within earshot that you must vote Toomey because Obama is like Hitler. So we must ask: What happened in those in-between years? Did Toomey move more toward the center? (Ahahahaha. Right.) Did Santorum move more toward the right? (But wouldn’t he have fallen into space if he did?) Meanwhile, the race is heated and close. And you know, it’s not too late for Santorum to throw his weight (made of a certain frothy mixture, we hear) behind Specter’s successor.