OK, now I've heard it all. During the upcoming Democrat party convention, Barack Obama has invited the "lights are on but nobody is home" junior Senator from Pennsylvania Bob Casey Jr. to speak. The big question from all of us here in Pennsylvania is; can he really speak? Ever since his campaign back in 2006 Bob Casey Jr. hasn't said much at all. He never told us what he stood for or what he was against. Casey never even told us why he wanted to be a Senator instead of State Treasurer, heck he never showed up or said anything about that job either. All the Democrat party knew was they didn't want Rick Santorum as the US Senator so the party pushed their candidate who seemed to be comatose up onto the stage and implored their party faithful "vote for this man" and they did. Casey also was the proud owner of a famous name from Pennsylvania so that helped a bit too.
I guess having Bob Casey Jr. is a good choice for Barack Obama. Casey fits in with the program. It seems that Barack Obama talks and talks and talks but never seems to say anything. Now, Barack Obama is going to have the US Senator from Pennsylvania that has had historically nothing to say at all to speak at the convention.
Back in 1992 Bob Casey Sr. wasn't invited to speak at the Democrat party convention because Bob Casey Sr. was a pro life advocate and then Governor of Pennsylvania that also happened to be a Democrat and Bob Casey Jr.'s father. Being pro life in the Democrat party was as politically incorrect as it could be back then and there was no chance of Bob Casey Sr. speaking at the convention in those days. The Democrat party was embarrassed to have Bob Casey Sr. as a Democrat so they stuck him and the Pennsylvania Democrat contingent back into the far reaches of the hall behind a post where no one could hear or see them.
Now Barack Obama needs Pennsylvania to win the election in November. Without Pennsylvania all hope is lost for the fledgling US Senator from Illinois. Barack Obama has calculated that if brings Bob Casey Jr. to speak at the convention the people will ignore or forget Obama’s comments and insults about the citizens of the state of Pennsylvania. I don't know how that's going to work out for Obama though; we're still waiting to hear from Bob Casey Jr. ourselves... about anything.
I guess they were pretty close when I heard someone say that the Obama campaign is similar to the Seinfeld show, you know, the show about nothing. Substance is a rare commodity over at the Barack Obama HQ.