In the wake of Arlen Specter's defection to the Democrats, we've heard a lot about the death of moderate Republicans, especially the sterotypical Northeastern Republican. CNN, did an "autopsy" of the lamented "liberal Republican."
But then on the same day, I read an article in Politico, where John Cornyn, the GOP Senator from Texas and Chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee is working to recruit "Specter-like" candidates in different parts of the country. We also read that two moderate Republican canididates won local elections in Alexandria, Virginia in what could be a future strategy for the GOP to use in urban areas.
So, what's going on here? Are moderate Republicans a dying breed, or are they just sleeping?