That’s right, I said it. Mike Castle doesn’t care about the citizens of Delaware.
Mike Castle has shown since he announced his intention to run for the U.S. Senate that he could care less about the citizens of the state and that he cares only about his own personal political career.
He has a long history of voting against the will of the voters on bills like cap-and-trade and the domestic oil drilling issue. But he clearly demonstrated his lack of concern for the citizens of the state when he chose to leave his U.S. House of Representatives seat, that he had eighteen years of seniority in. He chose to give up his rank as a member of the House, on some powerful committees, where he had a fair amount of influence, just for a feather in his political cap. And that would be to run for the U.S. Senate seat once held by his good friend Joe Biden. And it’s not even a full term, he is doing this just to finish out the remaining four years.
But is that the worst of it ? Not in my opinion. He is now involved in a very heated GOP primary against a real conservative, Christine O’Donnell, to be decided on Sept. 14 th. It has been brought to the attention of the voters by Ms. O’Donnell that this is a special election to fill the seat previously held by Joe Biden. This means that the winner in November will be sworn in immediately after the election, instead of waiting until January. This is important because, if the pundits are correct and the GOP runs the table on the Democrats, the Democrats are expected to call a lame duck session so that they can run through the most radical agenda you can imagine.
Now this alone should be enough reason for conservatives to vote for Ms. O’Donnell. This would guarantee a sure conservative vote against the leftist in congress. But there is another aspect of this race to fill Joe Bidens old seat.
I am now going to give you a scenario of just what would happen if Mike Castle were to defeat Christine O’Donnell. I don’t happen to believe he will, but if Mr. Castle wins the primary and then goes on to win the general election against the radical leftist Chris Coons, it would again demonstrate Mr. Castle’s total lack of concern for the representation of the citizens of Delaware.
By Mr. Castle deciding to give up his rank as a member of the House, and running in the Senate race, he may put into motion a series of events that would leave Delaware without a Representative during one of the most critical moments in the history of this nation.
If Mike Castle were to be elected to the U.S. Senate in November, and sworn in immediately, it would leave the U.S. House seat he is currently holding vacant during the lame duck session. Since we in Delaware only have one Representative, this means we would have no voice in the House debates during the lame duck session.
Since the winner of the House race cannot be seated until January and according to the U.S. Constitution, the governor cannot appoint a person to finish the term of a representative, and there clearly wouldn’t be time to hold another special election to fill the seat, it means that a Castle victory in November would leave the people of Delaware out in the cold, watching as the battle for the future of our country was being waged within the halls of congress.
Again Mike Castle demonstrates that his personal political career means more to him than does the future of the nation, the state of Delaware, and its citizens.
This is but another reason why a vote for Christine O’Donnell in the Sept. 14 th GOP primary is so critical for the citizens of Delaware.