Friday, March 28, 2008

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey Endorses Obama

Barack began his "Road to Change" bus tour through Pennsylvania this morning with a community event at the Soldiers and Sailors Military Museum and Memorial. He was introduced by Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey, who used his introduction to endorse Barack's campaign for President. Senator Casey said:

I believe in my heart that there's one person who's uniquely qualified to lead us in a new direction and that's Barack Obama.

We need to work hard and listen to the voices of people all across this state...We know that we have to bring change to America. If there's one thing that Pittsburgh knows, if there's one thing that Pennsylvania knows, it's that we have to do hard work. We have to invest in our economy. The best way to do that is to invest in our kids with early education and healthcare. It's not enough for elected officials like me to curse the darkness. We've got to roll up our sleeves. We have to invest in the skills of our workers.

...The new direction for America has to begin with the question of the war in Iraq. We can work hard, but we can only do so much as individual Americans. We need a President who is committed to change and a President who will lead us in that new direction, and he's right here in this room.

...[Barack] has judgment that is steady in the eye of the storm, and I believe he's the kind of leader who's ready to be Commander-in-Chief.

A white, Catholic, Irish-American, working-class, pro-life moderate Democrat and son of a popular governor whose supporters are called "Casey Democrats" has endorsed Barack Obama in Pennsylvania, a state where Obama needs the white, working-class, Catholic vote to have any chance of winning?

And this popular Pennsylvania politician is going to traverse the state with Obama on a 6-day bus tour and help deliver Obama's message of change to Casey's constituency?

I'd say this could end up being arguably Obama's biggest and most timely endorsement to date especially as Clinton's disapproval rating is as low as it's been since 2001.

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