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NJ Gov.: Delaware 'missed opportunity' for Senate
AP ^ | 11.07.10

Posted on 11/07/2010 10:54:51 AM PST by Perdogg

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the Senate race in Delaware was "a missed opportunity" for his fellow Republicans to pick up the seat long held by Democrat Joe Biden.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; chrischristie; de2010; missedopportunity
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BS Fatso.
1 posted on 11/07/2010 10:54:53 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

“Christie says he was proud to have endorsed Castle.”

Castle would have lost. O’Donnell would have won had the lame-os like Christie supported her.


2 posted on 11/07/2010 10:57:12 AM PST by bvw
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To: Perdogg

I’m not a believer in “exit polls” but that is not what the “exit polls” show. Delaware is deep blue and you can’t fix stupid.


3 posted on 11/07/2010 10:57:27 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We have not yet begun to fight!)
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To: Perdogg

The People spoke, Governor.

What do you think they were saying?


4 posted on 11/07/2010 10:59:34 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Perdogg

You can’t “miss” an opportunity that wasn’t there. Castle would have lost. And even had he won, he would not have supported us on many of our key agenda items.


5 posted on 11/07/2010 11:00:06 AM PST by sourcery (Poor Nancy: From Speaker OF the House to...Speaker UNDER the House)
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To: Perdogg

Here is one of the few I’ll disagree with Gov Christie...

Castle would have been another (R), BUT What good is another (R) if it’s a Clone of GOOBER Grahamnesty??

Gov. Christie... please remember ... the last time we worried about 51 seat senate, we got “Jumpin’ Jim” JEFFORDS ..and the GANG of 14.


6 posted on 11/07/2010 11:03:54 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (NAACP ... Your RACE CARD has been declined.. it's Over the LIMIT!)
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To: Perdogg

I’ve been bothered by Christie’s love of Castle for a while now.

I hope this isn’t an indication of another evolving RINO.


7 posted on 11/07/2010 11:05:14 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: bvw
"Castle would have lost."

Castle would have won easily. That's not the point though. The point was made well by Jim DeMint when he said, "I would rather have 30 Marco Rubios in the Senate than 60 Arlen Spectors." Castle was a popular left leaning Republican in a Leftist state. He would have won easily but we don't need anymore of his type in our party.

O'Donnell's chances were slim and none from the outset.

8 posted on 11/07/2010 11:05:50 AM PST by Artemis Webb
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To: Perdogg

Even if Castle had won, the Republicans would still be in the minority, and all we’d get for our troubles would be another Lindsey Graham in the caucus. I’m not losing any sleep over Castle being gone.


9 posted on 11/07/2010 11:06:03 AM PST by BCEagles
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To: Artemis Webb

No, Castle was a loser, who would have lost bigger than O’Donnell.


10 posted on 11/07/2010 11:08:20 AM PST by bvw
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To: Perdogg

Attempt by AP to start intra-party bickering.


11 posted on 11/07/2010 11:09:10 AM PST by rvoitier (Progressives are in the GOP, too.)
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To: Rational Thought

Christie’s happy to be an insider.


12 posted on 11/07/2010 11:09:15 AM PST by bvw
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To: gwilhelm56

Exactly !! This effort, while losing, served a unique purpose, smoking out liberal republicans.

If that’s what it takes, so be it.


13 posted on 11/07/2010 11:09:59 AM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: bvw

Well I’d love to compare Castle’s prior election results with O’Donnells but since she didn’t have any that’s not possible.


14 posted on 11/07/2010 11:10:32 AM PST by Artemis Webb
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To: Perdogg

FAtback better shut up while he is still ahead.


15 posted on 11/07/2010 11:11:10 AM PST by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: Perdogg
This is a non-issue because as long as Obama remains in the White House he could have vetoed any GOP legislation anyway. Now instead of getting passed in the Senate and vetoed by Obama, it will just never get to Obama.
16 posted on 11/07/2010 11:12:31 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: Artemis Webb
Yeah, that's because CASTLE LOST the primary. Buy a clue, dude.
17 posted on 11/07/2010 11:13:15 AM PST by library user
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To: rvoitier

I don’t know. I think these types of discussions and comments will continue for some time, now that conservatives have found their voice.

Not a bad thing if this helps keep focus on not letting republicans in or out of office, stray from our ideals.


18 posted on 11/07/2010 11:14:19 AM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: Artemis Webb

They were slim and none because she didn’t get the full support of the RNC and the entire party. Idiots like Tokyo Rove are more to blame than COD. She tried her best but was new at the game of running for the Senate and needed help she did not get.


19 posted on 11/07/2010 11:14:59 AM PST by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: library user

Yeah, that’s because CASTLE LOST the primary. Buy a clue, dude.


Um...Lisa Murkowski lost the primary to Joe Miller in Alaska but won on write in ballots. So much for your theory.


20 posted on 11/07/2010 11:17:35 AM PST by Artemis Webb
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To: rodguy911

Rod...she was a conservative running in a liberal state. It’s really nobody’s fault. It’s not O’Donnell’s or Chris Christie’s or Karl Rove’s. It’s the people of Delaware.


21 posted on 11/07/2010 11:19:07 AM PST by Artemis Webb
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To: Artemis Webb
I don't doubt that you are right. But, when its time to stand up up for new Conservative candidates who obviously need help and COD get treated the way she did it's plain wrong!! And I plan to point it out until all the Roves,McCains, Grahams etc, either “change” or get the hell out.
22 posted on 11/07/2010 11:22:04 AM PST by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: rodguy911
They were slim and none because she didn’t get the full support of the RNC and the entire party.

It is disingenuous of Christie and others to suggest that Castle could have won. They can say that only if they gave their full support to the winner of the Primary, Christine O. The RNC elite and Gov. Christie should take a time out and reflect on what they could have done to contribute to a win for the Republican Party in Delaware.

They lack integrity for not respecting the result of the primary.

23 posted on 11/07/2010 11:23:23 AM PST by olezip
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To: gwilhelm56

You aren’t just allowed to disagree with the Governor. Not here on FR. You must call him Fatback, fatboy or some derogatory name along with disagreeing. As anyone can see, I have been here for over a decade and seeing FR evolve into a right-wing moveon.org or DU is sad...


24 posted on 11/07/2010 11:23:57 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Artemis Webb
I am 110% sure I would vote for Christie over 0bama if Christie wins the nomination. However, why couldn't he have just said, “okay, the guy I wanted to win lost in primary, but I will support our nominee (just like conservatives should do)”?
25 posted on 11/07/2010 11:25:25 AM PST by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: Perdogg

point taken.


26 posted on 11/07/2010 11:26:29 AM PST by Artemis Webb
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To: Perdogg

even though she’s a idiot.


27 posted on 11/07/2010 11:26:38 AM PST by BiggieLittle
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To: Perdogg

Idiot Found


28 posted on 11/07/2010 11:27:54 AM PST by FrankR (DEAR GOP: REPEAL IT, or you'll FEEL IT, in 2012!)
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To: olezip
Absolutely, talk about the height of arrogance for Tokyo Rove to act the way he did,a lot of us have not forgiven him yet.
29 posted on 11/07/2010 11:28:04 AM PST by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: Russ

Keep it personal. Don’t deal with the issues. If you don’t like all the nominees your bad.


30 posted on 11/07/2010 11:28:12 AM PST by BiggieLittle
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To: onona

**...served a unique purpose, smoking out liberal republicans.**

looks like a few were smoked out here in FR, too.. sad


31 posted on 11/07/2010 11:29:22 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (NAACP ... Your RACE CARD has been declined.. it's Over the LIMIT!)
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To: Artemis Webb
Um...Lisa Murkowski lost the primary to Joe Miller in Alaska but won on write in ballots. So much for your theory.

You're changing the subject. Stay on topic.

32 posted on 11/07/2010 11:29:51 AM PST by library user
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To: FrankR

You know I hate to disparage an entire state, but Delaware is the first state of stupidity.


33 posted on 11/07/2010 11:31:02 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: library user

Lol...yours was the claim that a person who loses a primary cannot win the general election. Then when I present prima fascia evidence that you are incorrect you say, “You’re changing the subject. Stay on topic.” How pathetic.


34 posted on 11/07/2010 11:36:52 AM PST by Artemis Webb
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To: BiggieLittle

you think she’s an idiot? Tell me where you disagree with her.

Christine O’Donnell on the Issues
Jobs Believes jobs are created when businesses are freed from endless taxes and bureaucratic red tape.

Security Believes terrorism is an act of war requiring the full force of our intelligence and military resources rather than granting terrorists precious Constitutional rights and outsourcing our foreign policy to the U.N.

Debt Believes heaping trillions in debt on the backs of our grandchildren is immoral and that Congress is elected to make the hard choices to preserve our nation’s future prosperity.

Taxes Will fight to remove the crushing tax burden faced by American families and businesses and dramatically simplify the tax code.

Life Strongly believes in protecting the sanctity of life at ALL stages.

Energy Supports a market-based approach to energy solutions that will keep competition high and energy prices low.

Values Believes our country was founded on core values of faith, family and freedom and will fight to defend those values. Will always fight for maximum choice for parents about where to educate their kids, including private, parochial and charter schools or in the home.

Spending Believes unrestrained government spending is eroding our freedom, destroying our economy and ceding our sovereignty to foreign debt-holders like China.

Accountability Denounces corrupt pork-barrel politics, including earmarks, and will fight for increased transparency and performance information for every Federal program.

Healthcare Believes that the solution to the healthcare crisis is less government meddling in the doctor/patient relationship, more competition in the insurance market and more choice for families about their health plan.

Veterans Pledges unqualified support for our armed forces, both active and retired, and she vows to ensure that the federal government honor its commitment to those who serve. She supports programs which allow veterans all over Delaware to get their basic care at private physician offices like every other American.

Gun Control Christine’s strong support of 2nd Amendment rights has earned her an “A” rating from the NRA.


35 posted on 11/07/2010 11:37:15 AM PST by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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Really? You need to go there? Ridiculous. Christie is awesome and his weight issue is his business not mine and not yours.


36 posted on 11/07/2010 11:38:19 AM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: eyedigress

No WAY. My NY ? Let me count the ways....

Delaware’s still in wannabe status.

There’s a contest in here somewhere.....


37 posted on 11/07/2010 11:38:58 AM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: Perdogg

Christie endorsed Castle for his fiscal responsibility.

Nuff said.


38 posted on 11/07/2010 11:41:11 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Perdogg
Christine did us proud. Got rid of the RINO and ended the Age of Incumbency in Delaware.

No regrets over supporting her. That's what the Tea Party movement is all about. Getting rid of establishment Republicans and if the Rat win, so be it. Make them own it.

39 posted on 11/07/2010 11:42:40 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Republic of the United States of America)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I agree, I should not have said anyhing about his weight.


40 posted on 11/07/2010 11:44:57 AM PST by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: Artemis Webb

You changed the topic. The topic was the Delaware race.

Besides, where’s the evidence Murkowski has won? Has any network called it? We don’t know who won.


41 posted on 11/07/2010 11:44:58 AM PST by library user
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To: Perdogg

I think Christie is wrong. No matter what anyone thinks about O’Donnel, the Delaware voters were more inclined toward the politics of Coons and the best chances are they would have preferred Coons to a Coons-lite, like Castle. Why vote for the substitute when the real deal is running. I am sure that’s what Delaware’s majority Liberal voters would have thought if Castle had been running.


42 posted on 11/07/2010 11:45:34 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Wuli

I think it diffcult to take the exit poll into count since I think alot of Castle votes sit out the election...Ditto Jane Norton supporters in El Paso Country in Colardo that kept Buck from getting the 67% of the vote there he needed..


43 posted on 11/07/2010 11:48:04 AM PST by Paul8148
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To: Artemis Webb
Castle would have won easily.

How do you know? Christine won over the independents. They would have definitely stayed home or voted down-ticket had Castle been the Republican.

The NRSC can afford to give millionaire Carly $8 million when that money could have been spent to help Christine, Angle, and Buck.

44 posted on 11/07/2010 11:53:17 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Republic of the United States of America)
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To: Artemis Webb

The convential wisdom is that Castle would have won. The actuality is that Coons would have beaten him in a union-dominated state.

Ironic, isn’t it? GM, Chrysler and Valero refinery all shut down and STILL they vote for Democrats. Insanity, personifed.


45 posted on 11/07/2010 11:54:27 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Artemis Webb

Exit polls showed Castle would have lost too. We can take it as fact or debate that things would have looked completely different with a different primary outcome....but of those that votes, Coons would have won based on polls that day.

I think there is good evidence in other blue states that that this outcome could have been the case. We simply have too big of a voting disadvantage in these very blue states. In a same world we would have won this race in CT, NV, CA, CO and WA. Unfortunately, no matter how week the Dem candidate nor how good the GOP candidate, the deck is stacked against us in the current environment in the very blue states. While we are winning over independents, we are not making inroad yet in the ‘true blue’ areas where they still believe government is the answer, and public unions, Phd liberals and low income people on the take are going to vote themselves the bigger government every time.


46 posted on 11/07/2010 11:59:44 AM PST by ilgipper
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To: Artemis Webb

Castle went head to head with O’Donnell and lost. And then he showed what a truly gracious man he is /not.

He’s a sore loser.

The prior election results didn’t show that the man is a cad, a seventy-plus year old BRAT, but his loss in the primary did.


47 posted on 11/07/2010 12:00:29 PM PST by bvw
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To: Wuli
the Delaware voters were more inclined toward the politics of Coons and the best chances are they would have preferred Coons to a Coons-lite, like Castle

Exactly. Part of the reason we're in this hole now is because of establishment, liberal Republicans who kept moving the goal posts to the Left some more. Voters see that there's no difference between the two parties, conservatives stay home, and the low voter turnout keep voting for the Democrat.

Anyway, Christine has a bright future. Her 30-minute ad was absolutely amazing. I think her future is in being a spokeswoman for other's campaigns, being a conservative strategist, or maybe as a Fox News contributor. She is an excellent, articulate speaker.

48 posted on 11/07/2010 12:01:28 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Republic of the United States of America)
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To: bvw

Castle should have endorsed O’Donnell. It would have been the right thing. After all, he lost the primary. His endorsement might or might not have helped her win the general election, but it would have shown some class.


49 posted on 11/07/2010 12:04:07 PM PST by library user
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The thing is the exit polls is there were likely Castle voters who stayed home...


50 posted on 11/07/2010 12:04:12 PM PST by Paul8148
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