To the Editor;
Christine O’Donnell, candidate for US Senate, spoke to both the Kent and Sussex chapters of the 9-12 Delaware Patriots on November 18th and 19th. She gave an impassioned twenty-minute speech followed by thirty minutes of real, straightforward answers to questions, not phony, political ones.
Miss O’Donnell answered as to why she chose to run again for the US Senate seat currently being kept warm by Sen. Ted Kaufman who was appointed in a roundabout fashion by now Vice President Joe Biden.
She explained that there are already quite a few constitutional conservative candidates that are throwing their hats in the ring for the US House seat being vacated by Rep. Mike Castle (a few names that come to my mind; Doug Campbell, Charlie Copeland, Fred Cullis, and Kevin Wade).
The reality is that she is the only person strong willed enough to take on “Cap and Tax Mike”. Miss O’Donnell deserves our full support; we should embrace her now so we can begin the war against Castle’s campaign machine.
She explained that she plans to formally announce her campaign once she has reaches her initial goal of $100,000 in contributions. This is the same amount she reached during her entire campaign last year when she ran for the seat held by then Senator Joe Biden.
This goal will only be a dent in what she will eventually need. I have been told that these campaigns cost at least $2 million to have any chance to win these days. In reality, I suppose the opposite will be true in that if Miss O’Donnell is unable to reach her initial goal she will never formally announce and we will all be left without a true conservative candidate. There are some that think the fix is in on this election.
Attorney General Beau Biden will run again for his current position and the Democrats will not put up a viable candidate (Kaufman?). And why should they? Rep. Castle is as good a liberal as they will ever want. In four years Castle will have twenty-two years in federal office.
He can retire on a fat pension and the Republicans will then let the Democrats resume the nepotism of the Biden dynasty by not countering with a viable candidate of their own. No matter whether this theory is true or not, this writer would just as soon have a liberal Democrat in office that I can count on voting the wrong way every time than a RINO republican that will constantly disappoint me with his votes. Will we allow Castle to assume the crown without a struggle? I for one will not.
I look at it this way. We can either contribute to the O’Donnell campaign now or save it to pay higher taxes with later. Now is the time to start writing her checks so she can formally announce.
Here is what must happen for O’Donnell to win the primary against Castle: Independents and conservative Democrats must switch parties to gain the right to vote in the Republican primary for Christine O’Donnell and all conservatives must become active in Christine O’Donnell’s campaign. Her website is www.christineodonnell.com and phone number is 302-299-8066. Furthermore, we must all get our young people to become involved in the election process. Talk to them about what will happen to the future of their country, as the bills being incurred by the liberals today are the debts they must pay tomorrow.
2010 could be our last chance. In 2012 our current President will be back on the ballot and those who adhere to the entitlement mentality will be back to try to vote him in again. Please don’t let our country go down without a struggle.