Last night before bed when I checked Memeorandum to see what the blogosphere was buzzing about, I found the influential (and nominally non-partisan) web-site led with several stories about Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell. This morning (Pacific time) they’re down to two.
Now, I’m not disputing the relevance of these revelations, but am wondering, why all the focus on a candidate down by double-digits while ignoring the real record of incumbent Senators slightly edging their challengers? Shouldn’t it be of more interest to bloggers that a three-term Senator steered campaign cash to her son’s consulting firm? Or regularly traveled abroad on someone else’s dime?
Or what about the Democratic candidate in the president’s home state, closer in polls to his Republican challenger than Miss O’Donnell is to her Democratic rival? Alexi Giannoulias took a $2.7 million tax deduction from work done at Broadway Bank in 2006 after telling voters he had left the failed bank in 2005.
Isn’t that of more interest than whether the Delaware underdog “enhanced” her resume by listing as education institutions she didn’t really attend?
Methinks that even in the blogosphere, people want to define the GOP by the Delaware Republican. Perhaps, we right-of-center bloggers would do ourselves well not to play along with our counterparts on the left. Instead of dwelling on the Delaware race, we need to draw more attention to the shady dealings of Democrats in other states.
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