Christine O’Donnell staged a big comeback win in the Delaware Senate primary against GOP-party favorite Mike Castle, as the Republican rank and file have parted company with the candidate chosen in the backroom by the GOP “leaders”. John Cornyn, head of the GOP Senatorial Committee wouldn’t promise to lend support to the lady who has garnered the support of Sarah Palin, and some, but not all, of the tea party movement.
Regardless of the whether the Tea Party supported O’Donnell, the Republicans of Delaware did back her, and the GOP should get behind her 100%. It is amazing how dense, tone deaf, and bull-headed the self-serving leadership of the National Republican Party can be.
In recent months they came out in favor of Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio, they ignored the pro-life alternative to Bob Ehrlich (Brian Murphy), in the Maryland Governor’s race, and pushed Dede Scozzafava over Doug Hoffman in New York’s 23rd House District. This is the same party (led by George Bush and Rick Santorum) that backed Pennsylvania’s Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey years ago, pro-abortion US House Representative Greg Ganske over Marine and strong pro-family candidate Bill Salier in Iowa, and Governor Arnold Swartzeneggar over several conservative candidates when that governorship was open after Gray Davis was recalled.
If conservatives ever expect to make progress in this country they better speak loud and clear while working hard against their number one enemies, the leadership of the GOP: Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, and Michale Steele. Enough is enough.