Edith Bell of Highland Park has got it right:
Mr. Casey is also correct that Pennsylvanians' concerns are health care, the war in Iraq and a living wage, not gay marriage or abortion rights.
Yet both our federal and state legislative bodies are compelled to whip Americans into a puritanical frenzy over anti-gay marriage amendments. There's no sense in unwhipping (dewhipping?) them.
What we need are constructive solutions to the real problems — a health insurance plan, a withdrawal plan, etc. Edith names our great fear:
It is imperative for Mr. Casey to take a stand on at least these important issues, so that we can vote for something positive and not just the “lesser of two evils,” which still is evil. I believe, many people will sit out the upcoming election if there are no constructive proposals by the candidate.
We will be stuck with Sen. Santorum for another six years.
I heard Mr. Casey speak with John McIntire last week I wanted him to do well and was pleased when he worked up some passion on particular issues. If only he could do that across the board. I was listening for his solutions. He said he'll be issuing policies over the coming months.
In the meantime, keep in mind that protecting marriage from marauding homosexuals is not a priority for Pennsylvanians. No matter what Darryl Metcalfe spews out his hateful little mouth.
Good job, Edith.