I caught up with Robert Casey of Pennsylvania earlier today.
Senator Casey of Pennsylvania is suggesting that John McCain get a refund from his campaign consultant for his campaign ads. Asked about potential Republican attacks, Casey, who served as a surrogate for Mr. Obama in heavily Catholic and blue collar territory, unleashed his fury, a common reaction of Democrats in Denver.
“I’m always wary of what they might try. They’ve got the best fear and smear operation in American history. You need to be cognizant of what they’re trying to do to Senator Obama,” Casey said “If you try to fear and smear your way to the presidency, it ain’t going to work. Some of John McCain’s ads have been so over the top and pathetic, he literally should ask for his money back from his consultant because they’re just not going to work.”
Casey, whose father served as a governor of Pennsyvlania, said that Mr. Obama’s running mate, Senator Biden of adjacent Delaware, would be an asset in his state and throughout the industrial Midwest. “I think it helps enormously. It helps certainly in northeastern Penn. Senator Biden has real roots there,” Casey said, adding that Biden also had appeal in western Pennsylvania as well as the Philadelphia area. “His ability to talk directly about economic issues will be very important for southwestern Pennsylvania.”