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March 28, 2008

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Army Vet

Mr. Morgan -

Can you analyze the importance of this endorsement compared to HRC's gain with Rendell and Murtha?

John Morgan

I was surprised by this decision by Casey. His base of support is northeastern Pennsylvania, strong Clinton country. Of course the Casey name is political gold in the state and his endorsement of Barack Obama is quite significant.

On the other hand Bob Casey isn't a good speaker and tends to put his audiences to sleep. The challenge for Sen. Obama will be to awaken them with his oratorical skills once Casey stops speaking on his behalf.

Will this hurt Casey with his base? Probably not because his re-election is still four years off and voters tend to have short memories. Obama definitely gains with this as it may make some Hillary supporters reconsider their choice.

I hear a lot of talk about how Obama cannot win the state because of Hillary's support with the Governor and the Mayors. I think this is overstating the case. Rendell does have a strong political network he has mobilized for Hillary but neither Mayor Nutter nor Ravenstahl has any sort of political machine in place.

Jack Murtha's endorsement for Hillary is as significant as Casey's. They'll likely offset each other.

Both camps continue aggressively courting the undecided super delegates in the state.

DaveC

I don't understand the Pennsylvania voters infatuation with Hillary Clinton.

She is very divisive and polarizing. She has no qualms with bringing down the Democratic party for her own ambitions and lust for power. I could understand if she had a real good shot at it but she doesn't, the math just isn't there. It almost seems if she would rather see McCain get the white house than bow out now to give the Dems a better chance.

She is always trying to change the rules. First she says votes should count in Michigan even though other names weren,t on the ballot. She says voters should not be disinfranchised. Then she said the pledged delagates should be free to vote for anyone. Would that disinfranchise the voters that voted in the primaries Hillary? So which is it? The rules are only good when they benefit her? When they don't, change them?

She states that she is dodging bullets in Bosnia until a video surfaces proving otherwise. Then she said she was sleepy and misspoke. She did that multiple times. She didn't misspeak, she LIED.

Then she said that she always was against NAFTA. Then those papers were released showing that she was actually a big proponent of NAFTA, another lie.

She bashes Obama about Wright but photos show the Clintons WITH Wright. Pastor Write went to a prayer breakfast with the Clintons. The Clintons praised him. Glass houses Hillary, Glass houses.

Hillary's association with "the family" a radical right wing religious sect also questions her supposed "judgement".

It is time to come out of the ether about Hillary, like the rest of the country did. She doesn't care about you , she cares about herself and that power.

John Morgan

Kirk and I were both interviewed and quoted in this story today on Politico.com: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0308/9239.html

Jim

"She states that she is dodging bullets in Bosnia until a video surfaces proving otherwise. Then she said she was sleepy and misspoke. She did that multiple times. She didn't misspeak, she LIED."

If she is too sleepy to remember getting shot at or not, she is too sleepy to do the right thing "when the phone rings at 3AM."

Michelle

More endorsements listed here. Feel free to send it around to other folks in Pennsylvania. http://acropolisreview.com/2008/02/endorsements-of-barack-obama.html

Joyful Alternative

I was amazed at the endorsement. And the clip of Casey speaking was the best I've ever heard him; maybe Obama's perked him up.

FromKutztownPA

Last night on CNN Carville called Senator Bob Casey "an honorable man." Where have we heard that phrase before?

Julius Caesar
Act 3. Scene 2. The Forum in Rome.

ANTHONY
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interrèd with their bones.
So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus
Hath told you Caesar was ambitious.
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Caesar answered it.
Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest --
For Brutus is an honorable man,
So are they all, all honorable men --
Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral.
He was my friend, faithful and just to me.
But Brutus says he was ambitious,
And Brutus is an honorable man.
He hath brought many captives home to Rome,
Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill.
Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?
When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept.
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious,
And Brutus is an honorable man.
You all did see that on the Lupercal
I thrice presented him a kingly crown,
Which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition?
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious,
And sure he is an honorable man.
I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love him once, not without cause.
What cause withholds you then to mourn for him?
O Judgment, thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason!
Bear with me.
My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar,
And I must pause till it come back to me.

John Morgan

Thanks for a bit of culture. There's nothing like Shakespeare.

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