Monday, September 13, 2010

It Can Happen Here

The shock waves from the Public Policy Polling results released last night will be reverberating through Delaware and beyond for some time to come. The poll has Christine O'Donnell leading Mike Castle by a narrow margin of 47 to 44. Glen Urquhart leads Michele Rollins by 50 to 38. The poll's crosstabs reveal that the break point for support for Castle versus O'Donnell is age 65.

Come Tuesday, the GOP ticket could be led by a candidate who believes
"only 1 percent of the oil pollution in the sea is the result of oil drilling, while 63 percent is the result of natural seepage on the ocean floor." Not to be outdone, the party's candidate for Congress believes "The exact phrase 'separation of church and state' came out of Adolf Hitler's mouth."

The Republican Party in Delaware is in for a lot of pain. For the last two weeks party stalwarts have been saying that what happened in Alaska can't happen here. If Castle pulls through, it will leave half of the primary voters feeling disaffected. And if Castle loses, many old line Republicans will feel they don't even know their party any more. Either way, the party organization will be badly crippled by these divisions.

Chris Coons supporters go to bed at night dreaming of polls like this. They woke up this morning believing their dreams could come true. If the primary shakes out according to the polls, Delaware could become part of a national trend of Tea Party candidates handing seats back to the Democrats. It also means that the GOP could nominate a hard right candidate for the presidency in 2012. Stay tuned.


Anonymous P. Street said...

Note to Republicans: 9/14/2010 is the day you need to get out and vote for conservatives that can make a difference. Whatever you have heard about O'Donnell and Urquhart know this... These people are not career politicians with big money in their pockets. They represent the values of all freedom loving Delawareans. ObamaCare can be repealed before it goes into effect! Cap and Trade can be stopped! The unprecedented damage that the Progressive/Marxist like Castle/Obama has unleashed on America can be undone! It is not too late! Don't settle for second best. Vote on 9/14/2010 for O'Donnell and Urquhart.

12:48 PM, September 13, 2010  

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