The head of the Republican Party in Delaware was quoted a week or so ago as saying that Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell couldn’t get elected dog catcher.
If that’s the case, Delaware Republicans just went to the dogs.
O’Donnell, an unknown just a few months ago, stunned the party by beating lifetime GOP pol U.S. Rep. Mike Castle in the Republican Primary.
Castle has held just about every important elected title in the tiny state. He was a two-term governor and the longest-serving U.S. House member in state history. He had never lost an election.
Now state Republicans are in panic mode, saddled with a candidate few believe can beat Democratic winner Chris Coons for the seat once held by now Vice President Joe Biden.
Something odd is happening in American politics. People are angry. They are turning to unlikely sources for change.
They turned to O’Donnell, especially after she received the endorsement of former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Maybe it’s time the people started listening.