As Barack Obama began his bus tour of Pennsylvania, he got a boost from Sen. Bob Casey, a first term Senator, and son of the popular former Pennsylvania Governor of the same name. Casey praised Obama at an event in Pittsburgh:
“He started this campaign as an underdog, but he knows what it’s like to be a fighter,” Casey said. I’ve been impressed by so much watching this campaign … impressed by his compassion, his strength, his ideas, and I think especially under fire.”
Many have been saying a Clinton victory is most likely in Pennsylvania, which holds its primary on April 22, because of Hillary Clinton’s large lead among Catholics, as well as other demographics, there. Casey is a Catholic, and is expected to help Obama make inroads in that respect. He’ll need all the help he can get, as recent polls have Clinton up by double digits.
At the same event, Obama also criticized McCain’s statements and positions on the War in Iraq. He brought up the Arizona Senator’s remarks about potentially keeping troops in Iraq for “100 years.”