I have to laugh at this. The junior Democratic Senator from Pennsylvania has publicly stated that he will not support a bill that provides federal funding for stem cell research. It is against his personal beliefs. The left, which celebrated the loss of Rick Santorum with much vigor, must be very depressed to hear this news. The irony is that the senior Republican Senator from PA, Arlen Specter (wink, wink) will support a bill that has federal funding for stem cell research.
Immediately after Bush was reelected, I put Santorum on the indangered species act. Casey’s conservatism plus the brand name of Casey provided Santorum with no real prospect of winning the election. Many Democrats that I spoke to after the mid-terms actually thought that they had somehow changed Casey’s mind on social issues.
My question for the dems now is – what do you think of Casey?