Sunday, October 31, 2010

Delaware Horror Tales

Delaware politics
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Chris Coons John Carney, Jr.
Delaware Democratic candidates Chris Coons & John Carney, Jr.

Here in Delaware, we have our own Halloween horror tale unfolding, the campaign for the US Senate seat formerly held by Vice President Joe Biden. Since it is Halloween, I thought it would be a great chance to show everyone Chris Coons' latest ad, a tribute to Rod Serling's great series, The Twilight Zone. And, for some Delaware residents, it does seem like the Twilight Zone, as there are people who are actually voting for the woman who managed to repeat talking points and take out a Rep. Mike Castle, a fine man who had served Delaware well for many years as Governor and State Representative. In some ways, this campaign reminds me of the classic horror film Frankenstein, with reactionary townspeople storming the castle with torches and pitchforks, not really understanding the issues at hand. This is not a militia-like response borne out of religious fear, trying to drive out the God-less, it is a political discussion, people! Of course, it was O'Donnell herself who first brought the supernatural into the election, with her own comments about witchcraft and the infamous 'I am not a witch' ad.

Although it seems has though O'Donnell has taken much of the air out of the political room in Delaware, the race for the seat formerly held by Rep. Mike Castle has had it's own share of scariness. Republican and Tea Party candidate Glenn Urquhart has his own ideas to demonize those who don't hold his extreme views. He is running against former Lt. Governor John Carney, Jr.

So, can you imagine anything much scarier?

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