Best thing that ever happened to Castle is having Christine throw her hat in the ring… On the morning after the September Primary, News Journal readers  will see the headline:  

Castle Conquerors Christine.

If they read the small print down far enough and have good eyes, they just might see that Castle’s next opponent will be some Democrat by the name of  Chris Coons.

But most average voters will not know who Mike Castle is running against, until, …. say the  second to the last week in October.  Oh,  they’ll remember Mike from elections before, but with two weeks to go, they’ll just be beginning to  figure  out who this Chris Coons guy thinks he is….

On a graph, ranging from Liberal to Crackpot, one can see where the positioning is going on….

Liberal (left)…………………………………………………………………Conservative (right)

………………………………Chris Coons ………….., Mike Castle………………….Christine

Solely because of  the primary,  Castle will appear to be the more central of all three  candidates.  Like the wild card teams of the playoff’s, Mike Castle will appear to have one win already under his belt while his challenger had a bye week to rest up, drink champagne, and play in the media spotlight.  The challenge is for Chris Coons to become a household word on that day (after the primaries) when Castle’s results get published…

If you haven’t followed closely, the local media is pushing for Castle…  Which means … if you want change,  Mike Castle is exactly the person you do not want to vote for…

If you like inaction, people who say one thing and vote another,  and prefer someone who sells Delaware out in a heartbeat to the whims of the National Republican Party, then Mike Castle is your man…

Which is why, it is up to us, not Chris Coons, to make the case that Mike Castle is despite being a nice guy, just not the right leader or Senator we need to represent us at this moment.  If you have ever heard Chris Coons speak,  you know he is the future of Delaware.  Running New Castle County, is a thankless job… especially during a time of financial collapse.    But for 10 years, Chris Coons has done just that… While Mike Castle was wandering the halls of Congress sort of like Spinal Tap lost in the labyrinth of passageways underneath their venue, Chris Coons was getting things done with less…

Sometimes you have not to look at what was accomplished, but at how much was accomplished out of nothing… and that will probably be the legacy of Chris Coons during this decade.

Chris Coons built something out of shrinking revenues.. .. Mike gave us quarters...

It would be a shame if Delawareans were to err and put the wrong person in office for six whole years….  Especially when we need something done…   Some people look at the whole picture, and work hard to  give us a change in our variety.  Others look at the backs of coins, and give us variety in our change….