Many of us gave up on the luckluster campaign that Karen Hartly-Nagle ran against incumbent Mike Castle… Only until a recent debate did she appear ready to take on the challenge.

There will be a large crowd of freshmen Congess-persons entering the next Legislative session..

Let’s take a brief moment to see whether Delaware benefits more from years of experience, or with a fresh face that is in the same party as the head of the Executive Branch…

First, let’s face reality.. A Congressional Representative’s first priority, especially when they are the only one…. is to bring Federal Money back to this state… So with a Democratic President,and a state friendly Vice President, with a Democratic House and Senate, which of the two candidates will be in a better position to bring money to Delaware? Keep in mind… We will have a freshmen Senator in office as well?

Do we garner more flow back, get more approval for pet projects, such as the Delaware National Park, if we have someone supporting the current agenda…. or fighting it….? Obviously one would think, someone supporting it would have an easier time….

Second… America understands we will need to do a lot of things differently from what was done over the past 8 years… There is already grumbling that Carper has been in office too long… So who would benefit America more? Someone fresh in or someone burdened with a past? Especially with a past that agreed with Dick Cheney over 90% of the time… Had Mike Castle taken a stand against Dick Cheney, and said…”NO SIR! DEFICITS DO MATTER”… perhaps I would feel comfortable keeping him in… But he did not… In fact, as we see Wall Street, as well as the global economy implode, the person with oversight who was supposed to make sure the implosion never happened,… just happens to be our Congressman Mike Castle… All across America angry voters are punishing the Republican party because they do not have someone specific representing them who was to blame…. We, here in Delaware… Do.. Did your 401K plan take a dive? Blame Mike Castle… Was your state pension included in the 2 billion and some loss that was reported in today’s News Journal? Blame Mike Castle…

Across America hundreds of millions would love to be in your shoes…. and vote out the person who was minding the store the shift that their dreams were stolen…..

Third. America understands we will not be able to splurge as the Bush Administration and Republicans did while they controlled the Treasury… They understand that we will tighten our belts… So who will be able to tell the special interests “No”? Will Mike Castle be able to tell those banks that he cannot consider them keeping their interest rates sky high? Can Mike Castle tell businesses he helped to skirt tariff laws, that they will have to pay like regular people? Can Mike Castle who has cut student loans to pay for tax breaks for 40 billion profit oil companies…. tell those companies that they will have to pay like everyone else? I don’t think we can trust Mike Castle now that the tide has turned… What we can trust him to do, is continue to do what he has always done which is exactly what led us to this point in time…

So here we are…Do we send a tainted sinner back in to represent us one more time as ineffectively as he did the past several years?

Or is it time to make a fresh start… A new voice… building new relationships… bringing new monies to Delaware…

No one makes a fresh pot of coffee and dumps last nights dregs into it… We should not do the same with Congress.

It is time to make the change… Do yourself and Delaware a favor… vote Karen Hartly-Nagle for Congress.

It’s time to get rid of Bush forever.