So, let me get this straight: Delaware Republicans decided to go with the lady who is almost certainly going to lose the general election over the guy who was almost certainly going to win? Did anybody explain to the people how the system works? They are actually aware that it's a vote and not a yelling/racist t-shirt contest, right?
The numbers: [Chris] Coons 53%, [Christine] O'Donnell 42%. The survey of likely voters has a ±4.5% margin of error. In the previous Rasmussen survey from two weeks ago, Coons led O'Donnell by 46%-36% — Rep. Mike Castle, the moderate Republican who O'Donnell defeated on Tuesday, led Coons by 49%-37%…
From the pollster's analysis: "The Delaware race is now viewed as Solid Democrat in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings. This marks a remarkable turnaround in a race that at the beginning of the month was rated Solid Republican and was on track to be a GOP pickup.
Please also bear in mind that Rasmussen is pretty a conservative polling outfit, and that Chis Coons is a guy whose last name is "Coons."
Tags: Chris Coons, Christine O’Donnell, Delaware, Mike Castle, Polls, Senate
Christine O’Donnell Wins Big in Delaware, Political Scientists Stumped Over What Terrible Thing to Offer Conservatives Next
You ever get the feeling that the modern Republican Party isn't actually a political entity, but a massive sociological experiment to see what candidates and ideals conservative voters won't get behind if you slap a Tea Party sticker on it? I can't find any hard evidence to prove this theory one way or the other, but it's certainly seeming more and more plausible every day.
Obviously, today's news is the GOP establishment candidate Mike Castle's crushing, not-even-close loss to a crazy lady who thinks that her enemies like spending their free time hiding in the bushes outside her house. Thanks for this new truly fascinating data, conservative voters…
The Tea Party movement scored another victory on Tuesday, helping to propel a dissident Republican, Christine O’Donnell, to an upset win over Representative Michael N. Castle in the race for the United States Senate nomination in Delaware…
With all precincts reporting, Ms. O’Donnell won 53 percent of the vote to Mr. Castle’s 47 percent. The primary drew 57,000 voters, a small slice of the overall electorate. Ms. O’Donnell, a former abstinence counselor who had failed in previous attempts to win office in Delaware, won the endorsement of Sarah Palin, Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina and other leaders of the party’s conservative wing.
This is a person so blatantly unfit for office, that she scares the shit out of Karl Rove and the National Republican Senatorial Committee. That's not saying nothing, considering the candidates they've supported in the past.
I get the feeling that somewhere in a political science laboratory, work-weary people in lab coats are having a conversation that goes something like this…
Tags: Angela McGlowan, Christine O’Donnell, Civil Rights, Delaware, Evolution, House of Representatives, Jim DeMint, Michele Bachmann, Midterms, Mike Castle, Porn, Primaries, Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, Science & Technology, Senate, Sex, Tea Party
Joe Biden's son Beau, a Portuguese water dog the Attorney General of Delaware, was supposed to run for his father's Senate seat in 2010. That's how a democratic society works: you pass your Senate seat on to your relatives, until they die out and leave it to a naked truck driver.
Everyone knows this, except Beau Biden…
[P]undits in Delaware and beyond said it was a near-certainty he would enter the race against Republican Mike Castle, Delaware's nine-term U.S. representative, in what was shaping up as one of the hottest races in America.
The contest is not to be. On Monday, the younger Biden dashed those hopes, saying he would instead seek a second four-year term as attorney general.
The move leaves Democrats scrambling to find a candidate to run against Castle in November for the Senate seat Joe Biden held for 36 years.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. Beau Biden is Joe Biden's biggest gaffe yet.
Tags: Beau Biden, Delaware, Democrats, Joe Biden, Mike Castle, Primaries, Republicans
…and still the Republican congressperson from Delaware won't admit that Barack Obama looks just like Adolf Hitler (What gives?!) in this exclusive outtake from Better Know a District.
Tags: Adolf Hitler, Birthers, Delaware, House of Representatives, Mike Castle, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report