The Maine Senators and the Republican Party

Both Maine Republican senators, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, are alarmed and sad at the leaving of Arlen Specter from the Republican party.

Both have warned that the GOP needs to broaden its base if it is to survive in its current form.  Both have called for moderation to be seen as acceptable. 

Unfortunately, the early indications are that their message is being ignored, and it would not surprise me if they were both at some point to decide by their own thoughts or criticism from the far right to leave the Republican party.

That would be a sad day for what once was a great political party, but it would be a great day for the Democratic party.  We shall see what develops in future months.

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