Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Bob Casey: Silent on Alito
"Do you approve or disapprove of President Bush's nomination of Samuel Alito to the United States Supreme Court to replace Sandra Day O'Connor?"
- Approve 56%
- Disapprove 35%
- Undecided 9%
Where does Democrat Bob Casey stand on Alito? Good question, a question I cannot answer because Casey remains silent on Alito even while the United States Senate, the job he is running for, has opened up Alito hearings and the vast majority of Senators have already commented on Alito.
Senator Rick Santorum, on the other hand, is in the mainstream of Pennsylvanians as he supports Judge Alito becoming our next justice on the Supreme Court.
Santorum's campaign manager puts it well when he says
“If he refuses to let Pennsylvanians know his position on Judge Alito's nomination now, how can anyone have confidence that he'll fight for them on the Senate floor for the next 6 years?” – Vince Galko
Why this unnecessary silence on Alito?
Because Bob Casey is simply playing a tricky game of poltics with Pennsylvanians. He knows that if he supports Judge Alito, the $150,000 contributions from leftist fringe group MoveOn.org will stop coming in. He knows that if he opposes Alito, he will be out of the mainstream with Pennslyvanians and will hurt any chance of winning the votes of pro-life Democrats and moderate Republicans.
Don't be fooled by Casey's games. From what it appears, Casey is following the almighty liberal fringe group dollar and is running away from principle. Let's fight to keep Rick Santorum in the United States Senate and not let this spineless, unprincipled politican replace him!