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Arlen Specter: Santorum Is Too Anti-Gay To Be President

By Igor Volsky  

"Arlen Specter: Santorum Is Too Anti-Gay To Be President"

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Former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter said he would not support his former colleague Rick Santorum in his bid for the presidency, claiming that Santorum’s view on gay people and women are too extreme to “represent America.” “When you have Senator Santorum’s views, so far to the right, with his attitude on women in the workplace and gays and the bestiality comments and birth control, I do not think it is realistic for Rick Santorum to represent America,” Specter explained Friday morning during an appearance on MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown. Watch it:

Asked about the snub this morning on the Laura Ingraham radio show, Santorum claimed,”I’m happy that Arlen Specter is opposing me, I think that shows how strong a conservative I am and I was able to go out and fight for the conservative cause and have victories for the conservative cause.”

Santorum had endorsed Specter in his 2004 re-election bid and Specter returned the favor and backed Santorum in 2006. The support has become a political liability for Santorum after Mitt Romney questioned why he supported Specter over his more conservative challenger and claimed that Specter provided the deciding vote for Obamacare.

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