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Delaware GOP “cautiously confident” that Castle will win
Hot Air ^ | 9/14/10 | Allahpundit

Posted on 09/14/2010 3:34:50 PM PDT by rightistight

I’m surprised. Not only because it’s insane to think he’s still the favorite — closed primary, polls showing O’Donnell surging, nationally prominent conservatives in full-court press on her behalf — but because it’s poor messaging. If Castle’s chances for victory hinge on centrist Republicans turning out en masse, wouldn’t the GOP want to scare the hell out of those people with predictions of a nailbiter in order to make sure they know their vote’s important? Mystifying.

"Republican National Committeewoman Priscilla Rakestraw, who has been working the phones on Castle’s behalf, and who spoke to 300 potential voters at the Academy of Life-Long Learning Thursday, said she believed O’Donnell’s momentum has sputtered over the past few days due to the heightened scrutiny surrounding her record.

“The phones this afternoon and tonight, were totally different. People were much more willing to talk and much more forthcoming. Democrats were even asking how they could help, and I told them to call their Republican friends,” Rakestraw said late Monday, predicting an 8-point victory for Castle. “The mood seems different.”…

[GOP operative Don Mell] projected that if turnout draws 30 percent of the state’s 180,000 registered Republicans, the former two-term governor and nine-term congressman would win by 8 to 12 percentage points. If turnout just breaks 20 percent, he believes Castle’s margin will shrink to 4 to 6 points, but said he would survive."

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; de2010; delaware; election; gopprimary; mikecastle; odonnell; politics; priscillarakestraw; rinopurge
Maybe in their dreams
1 posted on 09/14/2010 3:35:00 PM PDT by rightistight
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To: rightistight

“Democrats were even asking how they could help”

Boy that alone should be the end of Castle. He is even having his dimoKKKRAT friends help him out.


2 posted on 09/14/2010 3:36:40 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: rightistight

Boy I hope so .. we gotta keep the Grand Old Party out of the hands of the people ...

WHO SUPPORT IT!


3 posted on 09/14/2010 3:37:34 PM PDT by jessduntno (The Victory Mosque will be built over our dead bodies over our dead bodies ...)
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To: rightistight
Rakestraw is a Wayback Hack ...
4 posted on 09/14/2010 3:39:37 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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To: rightistight

“Republican National Committeewoman Priscilla Rakestraw”

I thought John Cornyln promised after the Crist matter to stay out of the primaries. Yet he’s sending his hachetlady out.

Win, lose or draw. The Tea Party ain’t going anywhere.

Cornlyn and McConnell had better get used to future primary fights because they are a coming!!!!!!!!


5 posted on 09/14/2010 3:40:29 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: rightistight

8 - 12 points, Wow. I would definetly be disappointed in that. If they have castle winning by that much the polls in the last couple of days have been WWWWAAAAYYY off.


6 posted on 09/14/2010 3:41:20 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: rightistight

The Delaware Republican Party is “catiously optimistic” that they’re going to win in the Delaware Republican primary.

Fail.


7 posted on 09/14/2010 3:42:12 PM PDT by counterpunch (Life in Prison: The RINO compromise to "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death")
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To: tennmountainman

“Democrats were even asking how they could help, and I told them to call their Republican friends,”

Money quote.


8 posted on 09/14/2010 3:43:31 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: rightistight

I’m ‘cautiously optimistic’ that someone will be s****ting in their drawers tonight.


9 posted on 09/14/2010 3:44:46 PM PDT by tanuki (Obamacare, Cap and Tax, Amnesty, in that order....)
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To: rightistight

They’re smokin the hot stuff again!
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10 posted on 09/14/2010 3:46:47 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: rightistight

Allahpundit is such a RINO wimp.


11 posted on 09/14/2010 3:47:52 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: traderrob6

If this is what the GOP is all about then Rush is right they will become the third party with 10% of the vote in the future.


12 posted on 09/14/2010 3:48:44 PM PDT by sarge83
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To: rightistight
whatever it is, it is....Christine's supporters have nearly done the impossible and I am not convinced that she can't win today.....I'm leaning to thinking she is winning and will win...

Nov. will be a different story but we'll climb that mountain when we get there...

13 posted on 09/14/2010 3:55:47 PM PDT by cherry
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To: rightistight

and FTR....what I know of Castle is he is NOT a centrist republican....he’s a lefty all the way....I’d like to know what he has ever supported that was conservative leaning...or America loving, or God fearing?


14 posted on 09/14/2010 3:57:11 PM PDT by cherry
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To: GoCards

8 - 12 points, Wow. I would definetly be disappointed in that. If they have castle winning by that much the polls in the last couple of days have been WWWWAAAAYYY off.

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Don’t forget the halfhearted attempts at election fraud to help Murkowski, and the fact that Murkowski immediately contacted Castle with warnings and advice to deal with “those people”.

Dirty peasants! They stormed my Bastille!


15 posted on 09/14/2010 3:57:11 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Somewhere in France, 1788.)
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To: rightistight

The RNC committee woman is why I won’t vote for an establishment republican. She could sit on the side lines with her mouth shut until the election is decided.


16 posted on 09/14/2010 4:01:30 PM PDT by Terry Mross (If we don't try to stop this soon it will be too late.)
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To: rightistight

“6:39 Castle’s camp just sent a “Victory Party” invite to supporters.”
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20100914/NEWS/100913061

Hope patriots are voting and bringing others...


17 posted on 09/14/2010 4:05:45 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: traderrob6

“Democrats were even asking how they could help, and I told them to call their Republican friends,”

Dems don’t have Republican friends. We think they are dumb ... they think we are eeeeeeevil.


18 posted on 09/14/2010 4:06:04 PM PDT by jessduntno (The Victory Mosque will be built over our dead bodies over our dead bodies ...)
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To: mrsmith

Oh no, this cant be good.


19 posted on 09/14/2010 4:14:19 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: sarge83

If this is what the GOP is all about then Rush is right they will become the third party with 10% of the vote in the future.

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Many here have said the GOP is the new and emerging Whig party. More likely is that in the coming years - assuming we still have elections and have not dissolved as did the former Soviet Union - a withered and abandoned GOP consisting of cadre, staffers and their families will merge with the declining Democrats. Both parties as institutions are committed to post WWII liberalism, with elitism, globalism, the welfare state, and expanded government as goals. Both parties are opposed to individual liberty and limited government.

The merged parties’ base will consist of a few wealthy elites, the permanent welfare class, union members and government employees. People who produce useful goods and services, who value liberty, or both will belong to a new and somewhat decentralized Restoration party. It will not emerge from the old third parties, but probably will arise from the Tea Party movement.


20 posted on 09/14/2010 4:15:46 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (The bureaucrat is the natural enemy of liberty.)
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To: GoCards

What do you expect they’re going to do? Doesn’t mean he’s going to win.


21 posted on 09/14/2010 4:16:48 PM PDT by kevao
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To: sarge83

I thought the tea party was just taking over the GOP. The 10% third party wouldn’t be the GOP, it would be ex GOP, with a new name.


22 posted on 09/14/2010 4:22:16 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: GoCards

Could be keeping up a good face.

The De Freepers are noticeably absent now- that’s a great sign.
It means they’re out working the election.
But it’s going to be a nail-biter IMO.

Results here:http://elections.delaware.gov/results/html/unofresl.shtml


23 posted on 09/14/2010 4:22:43 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: sarge83
"If this is what the GOP is all about then Rush is right they will become the third party with 10% of the vote in the future."

I hope so. Let the GOP RINOs "reach across the aisle" and join Obama's communist Democrats. I've always felt (and said so) that the "moderate" GOP establishment is the real problem. This latest primary drama in Delaware is exposing the Republican party plutocrats for what they really are.

24 posted on 09/14/2010 4:22:46 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: tennmountainman

““Republican National Committeewoman Priscilla Rakestraw”

How did this idiot liberal get a position as a National Committeewoman?

Priscilla Rakestraw is a tax and spend big government socialist. She should resign the GOP immediately and sign up with the DNC.


25 posted on 09/14/2010 4:24:13 PM PDT by o2bfree
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To: Parley Baer

But wasn’t the whole Castle camp spin that Dems were praying for O’Donnell to win because she can’t beat their guy.
What happened, maybe now they think Castle is easier to beat...


26 posted on 09/14/2010 4:27:44 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: rightistight

“Republican National Committeewoman Priscilla Rakestraw, who has been working the phones on Castle’s behalf....”

Why the hell would ANY national committee member of the GOP think it is OK to work the phones for a candidate during a GOP primary. Fire her worthless butt!!


27 posted on 09/14/2010 4:41:17 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
I will never, ever give anything to the gop...nothing....

but I'm still confident tonite ...we'll see....God help us along the way....

28 posted on 09/14/2010 4:46:08 PM PDT by cherry
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To: rightistight

WRONG!


29 posted on 09/15/2010 9:09:14 AM PDT by Paddy Irish
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