I received this note from an Albert Bryson on election day:
Sorry, Jill. Santorum has to go. I will vote for Casey. Santorum backing of Spector in 2004 primary is a betrayal to us pro-life voters. I can not vote for him period. I know it may harm the pro-life cause. Principle is more important than political party. Besides the irresponsible Republicans in Washington have to go. Unfortunately Santorum is a big spending conservative senator.
I sent Albert this response today:
Albert, Well, actually you’ve given me relief. If and when a Supreme Court position opens within the next 14 months, it is now your responsibility to ensure a pro-lifer fills the spot, not mine. Thanks.
I also wonder about principles that admit one’s decision may harm the pro-life cause. What sort of principles are those?