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9/15: A Thought for Delaware’s GOP


9/15: A Thought for Delaware’s GOP

Politics is a passionate beast.  But, there comes a time when, for the cause’s greater good, passion should be tempered with reason.

azzoli-caricature-445In a major upset, Tea Party endorsed Republican Christine O’Donnell beat out veteran politician Michael Castle for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Delaware.  Whereas Castle could have posed a formidable challenge to Democratic candidate Christopher Coons, by most accounts, O’Donnell’s general election chances range between slim to none.

But, there are larger implications for Republicans nationally.  A candidate Castle would have been better positioned to turn this former Biden Senate seat from Democratic blue to Republican red.  In turn, this would bring the national GOP one step closer to gaining a majority in the Senate.  Candidate O’Donnell changes the odds on that dramatically.

So, dear Delaware Republicans.  I admire your strength of conviction.  However, your passion has blurred your vision.

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  1. Lou S

    October 20, 2010 at 5:54 AM

    Awesome, thanks!

  2. Mary Azzoli

    October 14, 2010 at 10:13 AM

    Hey Lou… Sorry about that! Your comment most certainly should have been published. I welcome all views both supporting and opposing my writing! It makes for a more Democratic process. I’m looking forward to your future comments!

  3. Lou S

    October 14, 2010 at 2:40 AM

    hey i left a comment on here a few weeks ago disagreeing with the author mary… never got posted on here? hmmm, how come? too many opinions disagreeing with the author?

  4. Lou S

    October 5, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    I agree with Karla, passion did not get in the way of reason here. Whatever happened to having principles and not voting for the lesser of two evils? – a case you cannot make with Mike Castle here. People are fed up with the R and D chess game and want to rightfully cut govt spending, reduce taxes, promote more free market solutions and individual freedom from an ever expanding federal gov’t. Castle is a RINO, plain and simple. It doesn’t matter if someone has a D or R next to their name if they are still going to vote for progressive and destructive bills. Castle voted for a tax hiking, job crushing bill in Cap and Trade and he voted for the free speech censoring DISCLOSE act that Castle not only supported but also co-sponsored. The tea party is spot on, if O’Donnel loses, so be it. If the people of Delaware want to elect Chris Coons, a self desrcibed Marxist who raised txes dramatically in DE, then so be it. As a tea party supporter, I’d rather have a D in office any day where you know what you are getting verses a wolf in sheeps clothing, such as Mike Castle.

  5. Karla

    September 20, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    Castle is no different than any other democrat! so..he gets elected and he continues to vote with Obama and the democrats except that he calls himself a republican!!!! Is that a victory for the republicans? , if he is going to act as a democrat, let a democrat take the blame, for the earmarks, for the out of control budget, for the out of control expansion of the government. You simply don’t get it!

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