"Mighty Casey Has Struck Out" [UPDATED]
Over at The Corner, Kathryn Jean Lopez nominates a "Biggest Loser" from the results of the Pennsylvania Primary:
... Senator Casey. Wasn't he supposed to work wonders for Obama?David Freddoso responds:
Amen to that, Kathryn. Practicing Pennsylvania Catholics (weekly massgoers, by the canonical definition) made up 17 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary. They went 71 to 28 percent for Hillary over Obama. Non-practicing Catholics made up 18 percent of the Democratic vote, and they went for Hillary 65 to 35 percent. Casey was in charge of Obama's Catholic outreach.My Comments:
I'm not sure this is bad news for Casey Jr. in the long run, though. Obama's poor result in Pennsylvania among Catholic voters may convince him that, should he win the nomination, he needs to add Casey Jr. to his ticket in order to keep Pennsylvania in the "blue state" column against McCain.
Deal Hudson weighs in at InsideCatholic with "PA Catholic Voters Go for Clinton, Big Time!".
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Obama’s Catholic Advisory Council [UPDATED]
Casey Jr. Defends Obama's "Punished With a Baby" Remark
The Curt Jester: "Shameless Garment" [UPDATED]
"Pro-Life" Casey Endorses Obama ...