Skip to content

Fear And Loathing 2010: 14 September Primary Night

14 September 2010 @ 20:23

Our intrepid gonzo reporter, Stacy McCain, through the kind donations of his readers, has been able to rent a jalopy and head on over to Delaware to cover their primary elections, especially the race for the Republican Senate nomination between Christine ‘The Teaminator’ O’Donnell and Mike ‘The RINO’ Castle.

Before he left this afternoon he filed a report on the race and the online battles over it that have been getting pretty rough the past few days.  A highlight:

Just as when they tried to fix the Florida primary for Charlie Crist — “Those treacherous bastards!” — the Establishment’s cliquish favoritism angered and alienated the grassroots. O’Donnell’s candidacy thus became a rallying point for those who have tired of the top-down control approach to politics that became standard operating procedure for Republicans during the Bush administration, when the Rove-Mehlman axis called the shots and expected everyone to fall in line.

Such centralization of political authority might have been tolerable if it had actually led to the promised “Permanent Republican Majority.” Instead, it gave us Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid in 2006, then gave us President Obama in 2008.

So this online fight in Delaware isn’t about who’s a “True Conservative.” It’s about whether we are going to let the GOP elite do our thinking for us.

Here’s a report from Smitty, filed while Stace was on the road and here’s Mr. Gonzo’s first report from Delaware.

As I write this Stacy is setting up the National Desk at O’Donnell HQ where, being the superman-like reporter he is, he will be updating us with results from across the country.

PLEASE KEEP CHECKING IN
OVER AT THE OTHER MCCAIN
THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT FOR RESULTS AND ANALYSIS

4 Comments
  1. 14 September 2010 @ 21:58 21:58

    That is some spot on commentary, Bob. The GOP establishment needs to either re-evaluate their actions, or continue to shake in their shoes.

  2. 14 September 2010 @ 22:32 22:32

    O’ Donnell wins!!!

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      14 September 2010 @ 23:13 23:13

      Mike / Matt: There’s a whole lotta shakin’ going on.

Trackbacks

  1. Christine O’Donnell Victory Interview : The Other McCain

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: