Delaware is a liberal state; a state that President Obama won with over 60% of the vote in 2008 and a state that now approves of his job performance by a 55-44% margin. Plus, Delaware hasn't elected a Republican as Governor in two decades, or as Senator in over one decade.
However, Delaware Republicans are very enthusiastic about their political chances this Fall, due in part to the campaign of Representative Michael Castle, a nine term veteran of Congress, and the only other Republican to win a statewide political campaign since 1990 (Senator William Roth was the other).
According to recent polling data, Mr.Castle leads his potential Democratic opponent in Delaware's upcoming special Senatorial election by a margin of ten percentage points or more, even though his voting record has opposed the Obama Agenda/Administration most of the time.
So what's the problem? A moderate, yet popular Republican is leading in the election to takeover Vice-President Biden's former Senate seat, and we're just one step closer to a Republican Senate.
Apparently, Mr.Castle is not Conservative enough for some Delaware Republicans (who must be oblivious to the liberal nature of their state), including Christine O'Donnell, a failed candidate for political office who has attracted the support of Tea Partiers and Pro-Lifers alike in opposing Castle in a upcoming and potentially disastrous Republican Primary.
This is not the place for Conservative Pureness.
Republicans and Conservatives in Delaware have only two options: 1. Select Castle, win the race and have a Senator who at the least will vote on our side 70% of the time. 2. Select O'Donnell, be a 100% Conservative campaign, and lose the race come November by 20%.
Castle (R) - 49%. Coons (D) - 37%. Other/Unsure - 14%.
Coons (D) - 46%. O'Donnell (R) - 36%. Other/Unsure - 18%.
Regardless of what The Other McCain and Hot Air might think, Delaware is not New York's 23rd congressional district, and Christine O'Donnell is not Doug Hoffman. Castle can win this election, no-other Republican can.....we need to be thinking about the big picture here, not a minuscule/ideological one.
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