IF you are a Democrat, moderate or independent, you are shaking your head over what happened in Delaware. How does a no-nothing, incompetent, profiting only from running for office, whose previous big issue was masturbation, win a nomination to run for the United States Senate from what used to be known as the Grand Old Party?
This and a lot of other primaries conclusively say, to me, that Republicans can and very well might nominate Sarah Palin for president in 2012. It also looks likely that, given Newt Gingrich's reach to the fringe, his racist comment that Obama might have a "Kenyan, anti-colonial worldview," was aimed at one thing-- he hopes to be Sarah's running mate and I don't mean on the top of the ticket.
Newt is an opportunist who clearly can see which way the wind in his party is blowing and what it smells like. He knows he can't run for president; but could he be her Cheney, the power behind the throne? I would guess he hopes so. Given the mentality of the right wing voters today, who are angry at something, even if they can't articulate what, beyond the signs they carry, it all could happen.
Sorry, Romney, but I think selling out is too late and you didn't go far enough-- Romney endorses and donates to O'Donnell campaign. It's one of those questions that one has to ask about now, if that one is not a Republican anyway-- how low can they go?
I wouldn't try to tell tea partiers or right wing Republican how to vote. I pretty well think that's a lost cause as they have proven to be self- and nation- destructive, people who only care about three things-- revenge, winning and low taxes (oh and they want their country back, not sure who has it but they want it); but I will suggest to any leftie reading here-- think long and hard before you decide you don't need to vote, you don't need to work for candidates with your principles. When you feel upset that Obama hasn't gone far enough, just imagine for awhile a Palin/Gingrich ticket and it might help you get re-enthused!
And don't even try to tell me it doesn't matter who gets in, that they are all the same. Just check out O'Donnell's record such as it is, read what she says she stands for, and then realize she got nominated by the same kind of voters who will be nominating a presidential candidate in two years.