Naturally, this means the Democrats are about to screw the pooch.
The problem with Casey is he's anti-abortion, pro-life, anti-choice. He's off the Dem reservation. Never mind that he can beat Santorum -- he's a DINO, a Democrat In Name Only.
MSNBC reports a possible death knell to Dem hopes in Pennsylvania:
Abortion rights leader Kate Michelman is thinking of jumping into the Senate race in Pennsylvania as an independent.
Michelman is appalled by Democratic Party leaders’ selection of anti-abortion candidate Bob Casey Jr. as their choice to try to unseat two-term Republican Sen. Rick Santorum.
For Michelman and other supporters of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion decision, the final straw came in late January when Casey endorsed President Bush’s Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.
Analyst and pollster Terry Madonna at Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania said, “If she runs as an independent, they’ve given Santorum a significant boost.” He added, “This is a very interesting dilemma liberal Democrats have right now.”
Michelman said that if she joined the Senate race, she’d do so as an independent since she couldn’t meet Tuesday’s filing deadline to compete in the May 16 Democratic primary.
To run as an independent Michelman would need to get the signatures of 67,000 registered voters by Aug. 1.