In that Santorum is the most certain loser on Nov. 7 of any of the Republicans in either house of Congress, at this stage any kind of out-of-the-ordinary gambit can only help. Robert D.S. Novak said that PA people do not "like" Santorum -- they see him as "arrogant," and they view Casey as "caring and compassionate," like his late father. PA people often disappoint us, don't they?
Novak is full of it. Not even Democrats see Casey as "caring and compassionate". Silent Bob is known by all to be a grasping, entitled empty suit who embodies the worst of PA's entitled uberclass pols. Even his signs are a joke: His name in undersized letters with the larger words "vote Democrat" across the bottom. Because everyone knows there's nothing personal to motivate anyone to vote for this clown. Just follow the party masters and stay on the plantation.
Santorum is a man of conviction who has an incredibly energized base. I now know at least half a dozen Dems who are voting for Santorum because they have more sense than to vote for a sock puppet like Casey.