While I believe Miss O’Donnell’s victory means certain defeat for the GOP in the First State, I also believe the Delaware GOP must, as a matter of principle, support the candidate chosen by the voters in their party’s primary.
Mike Castle lost this race far more than Christine O’Donnell won it. Given the results across the country this year, he should have been better prepared to respond to some of the unfair attacks against him, including allegations he voted for Obamacare and supported impeachment of then-President Bush.
But, the guy also looks a lot like Harry Reid.
This time around, people just don’t like career politicians, particularly those who represent the establishment. The energy is once again on the side of those who want to change Washington. And while Delaware Senate seat may look a lot better for the Democrats tonight, the rest of the nation looks much worse. This 2010 energy doesn’t bode well for their party in other contests across the country, particularly in states which tend to swing more with the national mood.
UPDATE: I pretty much share Jim Geraghty’s read on her victory.