Daniel Biss at MyDD has an entry making the case that when a legislator breaks his term limit pledge, it’s a sign of weak character. He cites an article in CQ Politics. Mark Souder is one of the 2006 Congressional candidates who is breaking his term limit promise.
Biss says it’s not really about term limits, specifically.
It’s not about breaking a single naive promise. It’s about Republicans all over the country failing to come through, failing to stand up for what they claim to believe in. It’s about Republicans being weak.
He also says:
Now that the chips are down, they’re all too weak to come through. When you’re as weak as these people are, it doesn’t matter what you believe: you only ever do what’s convenient.
Maybe the voters of the Third District and Dr. Hayhurst can help Rep. Souder find some strength.