Sunday, October 15, 2006

Santorum is Toast

I liked his politics, but I had doubts about Rick Santorum when it came out that he didn't live in Pennsylvania, but was using the fact of his kids
attending school in PA to claim residency. As a voter, that would offend me quite a bit, no matter how much I agreed with the guy. Casey doesn't appear to be much of a candidate, but Santorum's attack dog routine at their latest debate did him no credit. It just really made him look like a jerk. I'm sure he was coached to do it, but looking desperate and peevish is not what you want to project. He was a pretty good Senator, but he really blew it. Casey will be a back bencher, but a reliable vote for the Dems.

Selena Zito:
For 18 months, Casey has controlled the message and the tone by keeping his head low. That may not work anymore -- if Santorum, finally, can capitalize on himself.. . .

Quite frankly, Casey had done a brilliant job of sitting in a room, raising money and watching Santorum make all of the noise. He's effectively made Santorum run against Santorum.. . .

Staying negative on Casey probably will not work; voters view him as capable -- not spectacular, but capable. In the debate, they even saw a pulse, but he's still not the second coming for Keystone State Democrats. The evidence is in a popular bumper sticker that reads, "Bob Casey for Senate -- well at least he's not Rick Santorum."

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