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Mike Castle is up for re-election again… Wasn’t he running just this past year? No? It was two years ago?… My how time flies… Who was he running against last year time?  Sorry it’s on top of my head, but I can’t remember… Who is running against him this time?  Sorry it’s on top of my head, but I can’t remember…

Karen Hartley-Nagle has her work cut out for her… Since her win in the Democratic primary a week ago tomorrow, there has been no newsworthy mention of her, nor change to her website… except for the national debt counter which rises $25,000 every second…..One wonders what she is waiting for… the Election is just 50 days away…  She has squandered 7 of the past in silence.

She did get good marks for her comments after her win….But, she will need more than comments to take down Mike Castle… She will be going against the News Journal, against WGMD, against 1/2 of the talk team on WDEL, against the Newark Post, against the Delaware State News, against the downstate chatterbox on Newszap…..  Her views are too liberal for 1/2 of the state… too conservative for the other half…

She has received endorsements. Two of those Senators endorsing her, voted to sustain Minner’s veto over SB 245, the eminent domain law, which would have given property owners some protection against having their land seized for development at bottom dollar.

But fortunately for her the election will not be a referendum on her abilities.  It will be on whether or not voters think that Mike Castle can still speak for them in Congress…

Mike Castle voted with George Bush 93% of the time on the Iraq War….  Will Delawareans on November 4th think that was the right direction to move our nation?

Most voters think that Mike Castle has experience… and feel reluctant to send someone else in to fill his shoes…. Whoever goes, will need platform shoes to stand with his stature…  But sometimes when probed, myths are not the gospel they are often taken as by unsuspecting listeners…

No, Mike Castle is vulnerable, but only if Karen can use her position to exploit and define exactly why a voter would be better off throwing him out, than keeping him in…

Here is how Karen needs to frame it….

“There may be those out there who believe a session in Congress requires an expert to navigate around…  Obviously those out there… do not watch C Span..  It’s available to anyone with cable, and anyone watching Congress in session, can readily deduce that most of those speaking have not clue about what they are saying….

Speaking for myself… I have a clue…  I know what I want to accomplish,… I know to whom to speak in order to get it done….  What do I not know?….. Well, I am less of an expert than my opponent, in how to get foreign chemicals sneaked into this country  without receiving the proper tariffs…  I’m less of an expert in how to use the tax code to send jobs overseas…  I’m less of an expert in how to waste government spending to the tune of erasing a projected surplus of 5 Trillion Dollars, and complicity replacing that bonanza with a 9 Trillion Dollar deficit?  And to spend 14 Trillion Dollars more yet get far less services than we got before Gore Got More…

But in what matters most to you… I think I’m a better expert than Mike Castle… Sorry, I don’t have a Net Worth ranging from $2,161,139 to $6,324,000, which out of 435 members, which ranks 64th among all members of the House.

But what I do have experience in is raising a family through periods of domestic violence.  We need more government oversight and help there.  Unlike my opponent, I do have experience in trying to replace my insurance before it is dropped, and waiting 45 minutes for someone at my insurance company to answer the phone…only to get transferred and cut off.  Matt Denn is right.  We need more government oversight and help there…  Unlike my opponent, I do have experience in owing bills more than I can pay, and robbing Peter to pay Paul, hoping the American Dream does not fail before I can climb out of a hole …. Unlike my opponent, I do know children in public schools, and do know first hand how pathetic the educational process has become… as schools do away with text books, with heat in the classrooms, with the extracurricular activities which we adults grew up with and always took for granted…

I ask Delaware voters, are you better off then you were two years ago?  Four years ago?  Eight years ago?  If not, you don’t decide now, but think on this until election day…. If not, why would you vote to take us in the same direction we have been going in during the last eight years?…  Why?

Would you do it because he is a nice guy?  He is, and I want to make that clear… But does being a nice guy leading us in the wrong direction, make your lives and your children’s lives any better?

Here is what has to happen… We have to stop bleeding money on the Federal Level… Much of that is going into Iraqi contractors hands… But we just can’t go on borrowing $25,000 dollars every second from the Chinese?  We have to get more money into the treasury, and stop spending it faster than we are bringing it in…

Secondly, we have to stop bleeding money to oil rich countries to feed our own addiction to oil…. We have the technology to run our cars with water as fuel… and when not driving, we can plug them into our houses and feed their energy back into the grid, reducing our own home electrical costs as well..  That technology was available years ago.. but no one wanted to take on the power of Big Oil.  We also have the technology to reduce your electric bills to levels 5 years back, down to where they were before Delmarva jacked them 60% back in May 2006….by using wind power (what else?).  We need to build offshore.. and build enough Megawatts fast enough, where we can finally close down those cancer causing establishments, and replace them with alternative sources…

Third, we need to stop bleeding money from out of each of our pockets, into our necessities… our mortgage, our food chain, our insurance, our pharmaceuticals, our medical services….  My opponent has backed deregulation… But “regulation” is what once kept watch over us… We save a little in taxes, but wow, what a cost that little savings has bestowed upon us…

When my opponent cut taxes, he was forced to cut services… Those services that were absolutely necessary,  got made up by another government agent…  Since the Federal Government is not paying for public works, for instance, the state has too…   Or by use of tolls, the consumers have to…  My opponent by stressing the Republican platform of deregulation, is responsible for the mess your lives are in…  if we had had government agencies doing their job properly, watching over financial transactions in a timely fashion, we might not have had today’s drop in stock prices…. whomp… Mike Castle’s complacency is too blame…

I will close by reminding voters that experience is a double edged sword… Where it counts, living the life as a regular citizen, I have tons more experience than does my opponent……..”  The real question is whether you still want the same out=of=touch policies shaping your future, as you got during the past 8 years.…. If, that is what you truly want, then my opponent will be certainly happy to take your vote….?