I watched most of the Trump rally in Pennsylvania last night and was very pleased with the enthusiasm and especially the performance of Lou Barletta. Most polls and pundits give him little chance…just like President Trump. I am going to make an early and outrageous prediction. Lou Barletta will win this Senate race.
People vote on policy. People vote on charisma. Barletta has both. Barletta was ahead of everyone in calling for immigration law enforcement.
Trump called out Casey for getting so comfy in DC that he has let Shumer and Pelosi lead him in any vote. Even Manchin will stand on his own, but not Sleepy Bob.
From local coverage…On stage Thursday evening, Trump did his part to boost Barletta, repeatedly attacking Casey as “overrated” and a lawmaker he didn’t even know before eventually using his signature tactic — a nickname.
“Don’t fall asleep as we talk about Sleeping Bob,” Trump quipped.
The president contrasted Casey not only with Barletta — an early Trump supporter — but also with the senator’s father, former Gov. Bob Casey Sr., whose name is on the arena hosting the rally.
Trump called the elder Casey “a good man.” But he said the senator is “a total different person,” accusing Casey of opposing his economic, immigration and environmental policies.
“We need Republicans. We need Lou Barletta,” Trump told the packed arena crowd — which repeatedly bellowed, “Louuuuuuuu!” — before adding: “They’re liking you, Lou.”
Watch this race. It will be the upset of November.