Former Dem Aide George Stephanopoulos Spins for White House on Arlen Specter
Published: 5/18/2010 5:26 PM ET
Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday echoed White House talking points and attempted to prop up the beleaguered campaign of Pennsylvania's Arlen Specter. Talking to Joe Sestak, who is opposing the preferred Senate candidate of the White House, the host said of Obama: "If the top Democrat in the country says he needs Arlen Specter in the Senate, why shouldn't Democratic primary voters listen?"
Stephanopoulos also played a commercial featuring the President and noted that Obama says he "loves" Specter. Touting the Republican turned Democrat, the journalist enthused, "Voters have said they want politicians to work together across party lines and Specter has a record of doing that, doesn't he?"