What If Delaware Had Used Vetting Instead of a Primary Where “We the People” Chose the General Election Candidate?
We have had talk for at least three weeks from the Republican Political Class about the damage done as We the People chose weak Republican candidates who were just not up to the task. The criticism, of course, did not name “We the People,” the criticism named the Tea Parties. These candidates were just not Vetted! Now take Deleware. Christine O’Donnell beat the eighteen times vetted Mike Castle in the Republican primary. Clearly the Republican Political class worked hard for Mike.
But We the People inexplicably voted for that Tea Party favorite, Christine O’Donnell, not Castle. O’Donnell was just the kind of person we need in the Senate. Forget party and take a look at that Senate class of 2012 posted here November 4th. How many of those 33, Democrat, Republican or Independent would you really choose over O’Donnell? Right, I know. The good news is 2012 is coming.
We do know many of the missteps O’Donnell has made. More importantly, we do know she would have not have qualified as a Democrat candidate at all. O’Donnell, as pointed out by, Cliff Thier at the American Thinker, O’Donnell never:
- drove drunk off a bridge.
- left a woman to drown to death because she was unsure of how it would affect her career.
- took a bribe.
- used her office to protect a bank her husband owned shares in.
- had sex with an intern
- cheated on her taxes
- did cocaine and then wrote about how hilarious that was.
- pardoned felons in exchange for campaign contributions
- destroyed evidence of a crime
- perjured herself before a grand jury
- belonged to the Ku Klux Klan
Tea Party or just plain We the People are picking the ones who are prepared for office in this Great Awakening. We shall see that having the Senate in Democrat hands will be an advantage as we continue to remake the Republican party and help Obama prepare to leave a smaller carbon footprint as he travels.