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2010-09-14 Home Front: Politix
Delaware Trunks Could Get Their Own Sharron Angle
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Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2010-09-14 05:29|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6468 views ]  Top

#1 Is O'Donnell really unelectable? What guarantee is there that Castle won't vote with the Democrats in the future? Because Castle looks like a donk, voters might say, I might as well vote for the Democrat since there might be a penny's worth of difference or less between the Castle and the donk. So the choice is between the evil of two lessers? Is Castle really going to change what's wrong with Washington?
Posted by JohnQC 2010-09-14 08:48||   2010-09-14 08:48|| Front Page Top

#2 O'Donnell sounds good. But that harassment lawsuit of hers doomed her. And should. Either it was an abuse of the legal process (my bet) or she's way too fragile to be given a position of responsibility.
Posted by Glenmore 2010-09-14 09:05||   2010-09-14 09:05|| Front Page Top

#3 Yeah, you know what? I don't care what Palin says, O'Donnell gives off the distinct stench of snake oil. Castle may be as RINO as they come, but O'Donnell is worse than a crank, she's a scoundrel.

And that headline's an insult to Sharron Angle. At least she managed to get elected to the state legislature.
Posted by Mitch H.  2010-09-14 11:25||  2010-09-14 11:25|| Front Page Top

#4 I'm sure Ms. Angle is a good person, but criky, Barney Fife would have beaten Harry Reid going away. She could win in Oklahoma, Arkansas, or Georgia but Nevada isn't exactly the Bible Belt. With half the states voters in Las Vegas, this is going to be a tough slog.

It's too bad the Tea Party sometimes tended to pick the purist over the practical in the best traditions of the Kamikaze.

A June 9, 2010, Rasmussen Reports post-primary poll showed Angle leading incumbent Senator Harry Reid by a margin of 50% to 39%. A July 2010 poll showed Senator Reid leading Angle by 7 points. The change of margin, 18% in less than a month, is the largest in Senate elections history.

Angle has been criticized for largely avoiding answering questions from the local press. In September, the Las Vegas Review-Journal sued Angle for copyright infringement after she allegedly posted entire articles from the publication on her campaign website

Looks like she was caught by the Righthaven Lawsuit Factory.
Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2010-09-14 12:28||   2010-09-14 12:28|| Front Page Top

#5 Delaware Democrats outnumber Republicans by 22 percent in voter registration. That means you need someone who can pull in 11% of the Democrats just to get a tie. Castle is familiar to the voters there having served as both Governor twice and the House in a statewide seat (Delaware has only one House district). He has proved to be electable in a statewide election several times.

O'Donnell is likely to motivate Democrats to the polls to keep her out of office. Running a very "red" candidate in a deep "blue" state is a dumb idea even if she is popular with the Republican base. The Republican base does not get you elected in the general.

I am less interested in how O'Donnell polls against Castle than I am how she polls against the Democrats in the race in bi-partisan polling.

Delaware independent voters, by the way, tend to lean Democrat as they are mostly former Democrats anyway.
Posted by crosspatch 2010-09-14 13:09||   2010-09-14 13:09|| Front Page Top

#6 I will have to go digging for the complete info and links, but here is the ultimate reason that Castle needs to be jettisoned whether we gain the seat or not.

Castle is more than a RINO, he is a saboteur. He co-founded a ostensibly pro Republican PAC that has very strong ties to Soros (funding) and this PAC has been engaged in some decidedly non conservative things.

Castle has to go. Time to put principal over political pragmatism. Why yes, I am a RINO hunter.
Posted by Secret Asian Man 2010-09-14 14:22||   2010-09-14 14:22|| Front Page Top

#7 Yeesh. Like I said, the stench rolling off O'Connell reminds me of the bad old days when I worked as a clerk in a convenience store in one of State College's student ghettos, and some of the local neo-hippies would come in wafting behind them, not just a cloud, but rather an olfactory battle to the death between body odor and pachouli.
Posted by Mitch H.  2010-09-14 14:33||  2010-09-14 14:33|| Front Page Top

#8 Lets stop bagging on Angle. She's the candidate. Time to get her over the top. Latest Rasmussen has her dead even with the execrable Harry Reid. That's after Reid dumped in more than $11m in negative advertising (together with freebie attacks from the AP and other fellow travelers). Nevada only has 2.6m people. Got that? Harry has already spent over $4 per voter in Nevada attacking Angle and the race is still dead even. We can win this.
Posted by Iblis 2010-09-14 16:23||   2010-09-14 16:23|| Front Page Top

#9 Crosspatch, 2010-09-14 13:09. If the donks outnumber the trunks in Delaware by 22% and independents are largely donks, how did Castle ever get elected? There must have been some crossover vote or some independent vote going his way. What choices???: Reid vs. Angle and Castle or O'Donnell vs. the donk. I'd have to go with Angle in Nevada if I were voting there. Either Castle or O'Donnell sounds like a kamikaze trip. The fact that Angle got dinged by Righthaven doesn't bother me. The are sleezeballs looking for a quick buck. Castle being linked with Soros is bad news in my mind. Soros is another slimeball.
Posted by JohnQC 2010-09-14 16:38||   2010-09-14 16:38|| Front Page Top

#10 Angle is a pretty reasonable person if one takes time to read and listen to what she says. The MFM is going all out after all at Dingy Harry's request to try and save him.

Whereas, I think O'Donnell is a bit of a nutter, and I think the people of Delaware know that. Castle isn't my kind of Pub, far from it in fact, but if the Pubs can get to 51, his first vote will be for a Pub majority leader. After that he can sit on the back bench. I guess I'm looking at the next two years as opposed to trying to purify the ranks for the next decade.
Posted by Steve White 2010-09-14 19:04||   2010-09-14 19:04|| Front Page Top

#11 Well, apparently they're projecting O'Donnell to win, so the Tea Party and the Pubs better pull together if they don't want to be represented by a Donk for the next two years.

The perfect is the enemy of the good.
Posted by Barbara Skolaut 2010-09-14 21:43||   2010-09-14 21:43|| Front Page Top

#12 I've always bought the William Buckley plan: vote for the most conservative person who is electable. Castle is more conservative than the Democrat but much less so than O'Donnell. But O'Donnell isn't electable.

That's a candy store, not politics. At a candy store, you get what's on display and not much else. If the shopping experience sux, so will the purchase you made.

A blue republican is worse than a blue democrat.

Politics is not just the numbers, it is also leadership. The people of Delaware may be blue and may well vote blue, but it appears they have not until this day had much of a choice.

Win or lose, this is a terrific choice. Yes, Ms. O'Donnell is a flawed candidate, but I will take a flawed conservative republican over a slick blue republican any day.
Posted by badanov 2010-09-14 21:46||  2010-09-14 21:46|| Front Page Top

#13 Win or lose, this is a terrific choice. Yes, Ms. O'Donnell is a flawed candidate, but I will take a flawed conservative republican over a slick blue republican any day.

Amen. But there is more to this as well. Castle has been retired...sent HOME! He is out of the House and he won't be going to the Senate!

Also, this is a BIG shot across the bow of the Republican Establishment Elite (all RINO's BTW.) that we are not having their crap anymore. They will start acting like Republicans, and, they'll return to Conservatism...or else their turn to retire is coming.

I'm in Texas, and we're working hard now to see that KBH gets a ticket home in 2012, and Cornyn gets his Pink Slip in 2014. We are also helping our fellow out of State RINO Hunters collect scalps as well.

The GOP can either come back to the Party's platform and values, or it will be hit the road Jack. We expect to have a few setbacks, not being able to jettison McCain is regrettable. Next time.
Posted by Secret Asian Man 2010-09-14 22:40||   2010-09-14 22:40|| Front Page Top

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