Thursday, October 28, 2010

As the Election Nears

There were a lot of limousine GOP moderates who lamented the success of Christine O'Donnell in Delaware's primary race for the US Senate.

Polls clearly show that O'Donnell is running far behind Democrat candidate Chris Coons and in a political landscape where Republicans are desperate to take majority in the US Senate, each and every seat is vitally important. Had Mike Castle, O'Donnell opponent in the Republican primary race, been the winner would the GOP have a better chance of taking majority in the Senate?

The answer is, of course, yes. The better question is, however, would conservatives in this country be better off had Castle, a cap and trade supporting, big taxing, stimulus grubbing business-as-usual politician been their general election candidate?

The answer is no.

O'Donnell is perhaps not the most sparkling of GOP candidates this year though, in truth, her candidacy has been treated unseriously by the media as a whole. What has to be admitted, however, is that she is a candidate that has made liberal Republicans take notice that there will be a political price to pay for providing progressive policymakers the cover of "bipartisanship" when government expanding votes pass though Congress and ultimately become law.

I think the predicted defeat of Christine O'Donnell is only half the concern it might once have been. Mike Castle and GOP establishment clingers are by far the biggest losers in the Delaware election. From the conservative perspective, all in all, I'd say its a wash.