Thousands of Bush/Cheney supporters in PA showed up to rallies this past election cycle. I was at the Cheney Rally in Washington, PA and I had friends who attended the Bush rally at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pavilion.
A staple of the Bush/Cheney speeches was mentioning their endorsement of long-time PA Senator, Arlen Specter. Many of these endorsements led not to cheers from the crowd, but rather boos and jeers. Here is a good example why the hard-core Bush/Cheney supporters don't like Specter:
Specter warns Bush on high court nominations
The Republican expected to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee next year bluntly warned newly re-elected President Bush today against putting forth Supreme Court nominees who would seek to overturn abortion rights or are otherwise too conservative to win confirmation.
"The president is well aware of what happened, when a bunch of his nominees were sent up, with the filibuster," Specter added, referring to Senate Democrats' success over the past four years in blocking the confirmation of many of Bush's conservative judicial picks. "... And I would expect the president to be mindful of the considerations which I am mentioning."
A self-proclaimed moderate, [Specter] helped kill President Reagan's nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court and of Jeff Sessions to a federal judgeship. Specter called both nominees too extreme on civil rights issues.
Just who exactly does Specter think he is? What a maroon. Were I a PA voter I would have voted for the Democrat... the Dem was probably the lesser liberal of the two.