Bob Casey gets blogging(In hindsight, given the confusion, I should have titled this Bob Casey reaches out to bloggers, or something like that.)
OK, well, maybe not Casey himself. And I am sure his internet outreach will never equal that of the Chuck Pennacchio Campaign, but still, good to see that the Casey campaign at least has an idea that they have to pay attention to the netroots. Either way, I got this message from the Casey campaign:
As a policy, I am trying to resist having this site "endorse" any candidate. If any individual writer wants to state their case for a candidate they like (i.e., Alex for Anthony Zinni, myself for Seth Williams, etc), they are free to do so. But except in cases where it is Democrat v. Republican, "Young Philly Politics" as a site will take no sides. At least that is the policy until I am convinced another approach is best.
Message from the Bob Casey for US Senate Campaign:
Several recent polls confirm that Bob Casey is the Democrat in the strongest position to defeat Rick Santorum. Santorum is the third most powerful Republican Senator and the poster child for the radical right-wing in America. And, Santorum could be a possible 2008 Presidential contender. Four years of President Santorum would make the Bush agenda seem moderate unless we beat him now!
The bottom line: Bob Casey is the Democrat who can take down Rick Santorum. Please see data from a recent SurveyUSA election poll: (http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReport.aspx?g=45925278-98fe-4060-b496-b4dfbaf01f7c). Even if we all dont agree on every issue, we must all recognize the importance of this race: A Democratic victory in Pennsylvania could very well tip the balance of power in the Senate for the Democrats. By returning control of the Senate to the Democrats, well be able to stop the far-right agenda being imposed on our nation by Rick Santorum and the Republican leadership in Washington.
When elected, Bob Casey will work ensure that all Americans have access to quality health care and will fight to create opportunity for middle-class families throughout Pennsylvania.
We are going to have to mobilize, energize, and activate the grassroots in order to elect Bob Casey in 2006 and we need your help. Please visit www.BobCaseyforPA.com to get involved in this campaign and to take your stand against Rick Santorum and the far right-wing.
That said, it is good to see Casey online. Their online people will be hard pressed to match the efforts of Tim Tagaris, but I wish them luck, and look forward to seeing how they reach out to all of us.