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Excerpt: "Meanwhile, the Republicans of Delaware, emulating Caligula, have opted for an even stranger Senatorial nominee. 'Seward's Folly' has spawned 'Palin's Filly.'"

Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell reveling in the moment, 09/15/10. (photo: AP)
Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell reveling in the moment, 09/15/10. (photo: AP)

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-3 # Guest 2010-09-17 02:17
Continuing to look with disdain on the Tea Party and on such candidates as Carl Paladino and Christine O'Donnell is not an adaptive strategy. It seems to me likely that the "Contractor" persona of Paladino and the "Personable and Pretty" persona of O'Donnell will ring up votes in November. Aristocrats, intellectuals and academics just don't poll well anymore.
Like George W. Bush, and, though he was so much more, like Will Rogers, the common touch means a lot.
Carl Paladino would be a good guy to drink a beer with.
Christine O'Donnell? She may be "Palin's filly" but would be great company at a track.
 
 
+2 # Guest 2010-09-17 10:30
Quoting Leo Ray Ingle:
Continuing to look with disdain on the Tea Party and on such candidates as Carl Paladino and Christine O'Donnell is not an adaptive strategy. It seems to me likely that the "Contractor" persona of Paladino and the "Personable and Pretty" persona of O'Donnell will ring up votes in November. Aristocrats, intellectuals and academics just don't poll well anymore.
Like George W. Bush, and, though he was so much more, like Will Rogers, the common touch means a lot.
Carl Paladino would be a good guy to drink a beer with.
Christine O'Donnell? She may be "Palin's filly" but would be great company at a track.


Your comments are a very sad truth.
 
 
+6 # Guest 2010-09-17 07:17
I have confidence in the majority of American voters. I think that the size of Obama's victory was partly due to the combination of Palin and McCain's heart problem.
 
 
+5 # Guest 2010-09-17 11:36
We must take the Tea Party people seriously, and we must accept the fact that there might be enough no-nothing Americans to elect them to office. It is so sad to see the racist attacks on Obama, I never expected them to be so prevalent and far-reaching. If we want a decent, progressive agenda in D.C., we must work hard to educate and energize our neighbors and fellow citizens. If we can't do that, all will be lost.
 
 
0 # Guest 2010-09-19 11:43
Yes, Dumb luck and stubborn stupidity can accomplish a lot. The Tea Partiers are the same sort of people who burned witches and went on the ill fated Childrens Crusade.

Still they won't be to hard to beat if intelligent people fight them hard and smart.
 
 
+1 # Guest 2010-09-17 17:26
I often wonder when I hear the Tea Party people shouting out that they want small government. Actually they already have small government. It is the corporations, Wall Street, the trillion dollar wars, the billions in subsidies to the richest corporations and all the special interests that are the recipient of much of our tax dollars. The real agenda is to create a robber barons paradise.
 
 
+2 # Guest 2010-09-17 18:00
The nuttier one gets, the more chances he/she get to run in the Republican Party which is, looks like anywhere, a party of not only NO, but doesn't know which way to go.

I love it!
 

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