“Fred could not even gather enough signatures to get on the ballot here. Maybe that says something.”
Entirely false. His team got 500 signatures. But, it turned out his team was unaware that all 500 signatures had to be from registered Republicans, the rules didn’t permit independent signatures. It’s not that he couldn’t get the signatures (you should know that’s utterly ridiculous, I’m sure we have 500 -freepers- from DE alone who’d sign for Fred), it’s that his team didn’t know about some technicality in terms of who was eligible for signing. You can bitch about that mistake by his DE team, but don’t try to misrepresent it as indicative of his lack of support there or anywhere else. Sheesh.
You are making my point. Of course, if he had an effective, credible organization, he could have gotten enough Republican signatures. But he did not. That is the point. He ran an ineffective campaign. Who is to blame for that, the media?
P.S. I doubt that we have 500 Freepers in DE. Unfortunately, we are a microscopic patch of "Bidon blue."