Senator, at 79 yrs old it would seem you after having been a long time Republican could wrap up your career with the GOP rather than for another 6 yr term change parties. Two things come to mind - the first is you have been acting a lot like a Dem for a good portion of your career and the other has to do with principles - how can one change such an life decision based merely on the possible out come of an election? If you were going to change for prinicple alone it would seem to me you would have done so during the Bush yrs.
Is D.C. just a game for people today?
Are there any principled people there?
Why not just retire at 79?