Rasmussen has O’Donnell nine back of Coons in Delaware

posted at 1:36 pm on September 27, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Would a write-in campaign by Mike Castle in Delaware hurt Christine O’Donnell or Chris Coons more — and would it make enough of a difference either way to change the election?  Rasmussen notes the problem of polling on this question, because to add Castle to the question makes it far easier to pick him in the survey than it does on Election Day, when voters will have to write out his name on a blank line.  They tailored their latest survey to take that into account, and found only 5% willing to go out of their way to select Castle:

It is possible that a write-in campaign by Congressman Mike Castle could hurt Democrat Chris Coons more than Republican Christine O’Donnell in the Delaware campaign for U.S. Senate.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Delaware voters finds Coons with 49% support, while O’Donnell earns 40% of the vote. Castle, a longtime congressman who lost to O’Donnell in the state’s GOP Primary, picks up five percent (5%). Another five percent (5%) remain undecided.

Polling for write-in campaigns is always challenging, so results should be interpreted with caution. For this survey, Rasmussen Reports asked respondents about a choice between Coons and O’Donnell without mentioning Castle. That is the choice voters will see when they enter the voting booth. However, when response options were offered to survey respondents, Castle’s name was mentioned.

Castle has not indicated that he will run a write-in campaign and it is likely that his support could increase if he were to do so. Rasmussen Reports did ask Castle supporters who they would vote for in a two-person race and virtually all said either Coons or not sure.

That should answer the question as to which candidate will suffer most from a Castle write-in campaign.  As Allahpundit has predicted, Castle will get a few of the Republicans who oppose O’Donnell and some of the moderates who don’t want to vote for a Democrat.  That latter group provided Castle with the  lead in previous polling showing him coasting to victory over Coons if Castle had won the nomination.  The people who would write Castle’s name on the ballot are those who probably wouldn’t vote for O’Donnell in any circumstance.  But, as the numbers above show, Castle’s candidacy probably won’t have a Ross Perot-like impact on the race, either.

The good news and the bad news for O’Donnell is that she’s nine back of Coons with five weeks left to go.  Even in a three-way race, though, O’Donnell has a lead among independent voters, 43/32/7.  She loses 24% of Republicans — but more than twice as many go to Coons as Castle (17% to 7% respectively).  Thirteen percent of Democrats go to O’Donnell, while only 3% would go out of their way for Castle.  O’Donnell leads among thirtysomethings 49/38 and splits the 40s with Coons, but loses the other age demographics.  O’Donnell loses most of the income demos, too, scoring a majority win among $100K+ voters and a plurality in the $60-75K demo (44/34).  Castle simply isn’t a factor in any of the demographics.

If the race comes down to Coons and O’Donnell, as it appears to have done here, there’s good news and bad news on that front.  First, the bad news: O’Donnell is seriously underwater on favorability, 39/56, while Coons is almost the reverse at 57/36.  Coons is 48/40 among independents, with 11% unsure or having no opinion, which means that O’Donnell has some narrow ability to swing that her way — except she’s at 42/47, with 10% unsure or no opinion.  The good news is that the issues, at least, favor O’Donnell.  A majority (54%) want ObamaCare repealed, with a plurality explicitly tying that to economic improvement.  Another majority of 52% say that federal government policies have the country on the wrong course.  Interestingly, despite all of the controversy over O’Donnell’s victory in the primary, a plurality consider the Tea Party good for the country (43/35).

There is a path to victory for O’Donnell, but it relies on talking exclusively about these issues and rapidly improving her favorability ratings.  Castle probably won’t do much to help or hurt her in that regard, and only will matter if this race becomes considerably closer than it is now.


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sharrukin on September 27, 2010 at 4:50 PM

And regardless of how loosely and vaguely you are defining “working for”, I am much more interested in your evidence that Rove is currently working for, or supporting, the Castle campaign in any way whatsoever.

RINO in Name Only on September 27, 2010 at 5:06 PM

When you cut through all the academic jargon, intellectual pretense, and nonsense, the end result of the values Chris Coons wishes to bring to Washington from the Yale Divinity School are the same as they always are with the dismal socialist experiment through the centuries. Inducing poverty, financial and personal humiliation, they are legendary in creating unsustainable debt and the cruelest of economic misery. In the case of the values learned at Yale Divinity School by Coons this is all served up with a side dish of utter nuttiness.

Oh man, there’s some sweet, sweet crazy in this article! COD can absolutely destroy Coons if she goes negative with that wild and wacky Yale crap!

Maybe time for Tokyo Rove and Chuckie to admit they messed up bigtime!

Ogabe on September 27, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Bizzaro no one. The name fits.

DannoJyd on September 27, 2010 at 5:08 PM

No one has any idea what you believe including you. You would have to actually make some sort of rational sense for people to guess what you are driving at.

At this point its just insults and confused gabbling.

sharrukin on September 27, 2010 at 4:48 PM

Prove that, or continue to look like a cowardly, moronic, intellectually lazy blabbermouth who mistakes insults for civil discussion.

How much are you willing to bet me you can’t prove what you say – everything you own, like I am willing to do, you wimpy beta-at-best male? :)

Bizarro No. 1 on September 27, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Bizarro No. 1 on September 27, 2010 at 5:06 PM

You have been exposed by your own words. Too funny.

So much more irony.

Sez another one of the hopelessly stupid, projecting nutcases in denial with the manners of a Leftist, who humorously and cluelessly confuses personal attacks with logic and maturity

Truly rich.

CWforFreedom on September 27, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Prove that, or continue to look like a cowardly, moronic, intellectually lazy blabbermouth who mistakes insults for civil discussion.

How much are you willing to bet me you can’t prove what you say – everything you own, like I am willing to do, you wimpy beta-at-best male? :)

Bizarro No. 1 on September 27, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Read my previous posts. I quote YOU. hahahahahahahaha

Yeh you are full of civility and maturity./megasarc

Thanks for the laugh.

CWforFreedom on September 27, 2010 at 5:12 PM

RINO in Name Only on September 27, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Dude! Face the facts. The damage has already been done by Washington Elitist Rove, and the mark he made will be long lasting. No lame apology could repair his attack on the winning Conservative candidate, so the discussion is over. Dead, like Rove is today.

DannoJyd on September 27, 2010 at 5:12 PM

I am willing to do, you wimpy beta-at-best male? :)

Bizarro No. 1 on September 27, 2010 at 5:10 PM

You are everything you supposedly detest. Too much . Dinner time. Later hahahahahahaha

CWforFreedom on September 27, 2010 at 5:13 PM

I am much more interested in your evidence that Rove is currently working for, or supporting, the Castle campaign in any way whatsoever.

RINO in Name Only on September 27, 2010 at 5:06 PM

I would suggest you watch him in his role as an ‘impartial analyst’, but I suspect you will see only what you wish to see.

Sort of like those extremist views of Sarah Palin and Christine O’Donnell, that only you can see.

Have you figured what those views are, BTW?

sharrukin on September 27, 2010 at 5:13 PM

At this point its just insults and confused gabbling.

sharrukin on September 27, 2010 at 4:48 PM

Prove that, or continue to look like a cowardly, moronic, intellectually lazy blabbermouth who mistakes insults for civil discussion.

How much are you willing to bet me you can’t prove what you say – everything you own, like I am willing to do, you wimpy beta-at-best male? :)

Bizarro No. 1 on September 27, 2010 at 5:10 PM


Q.E.D.

sharrukin on September 27, 2010 at 5:15 PM

All anyone would need to know is how rude, vulgar, and sophmoric you are to know that whatever stand you take it comes from YOU.

If you were to state the sky is blue I would get out a color chart before I would believe it.

I do so hope you are another supporter of the Communist styled 0bama Regime. :o))

DannoJyd on September 27, 2010 at 4:55 PM

It’s nice to live in that padded room, isn’t it, where you don’t have to concern yourself with the heavy burden of using every piece of fact to complete the puzzle as it actually is, but instead you can just discard those pieces which don’t fit the picture as you wish to see it?

C’mon, go and shamelessly commit some more logical fallacies for me, genius! :D

Bizarro No. 1 on September 27, 2010 at 5:18 PM

Just so much irony.

CWforFreedom on September 27, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Sez the angry, bad-humored moron in denial, who is too scared to admit that logic is to him as math is to Barbie.

Bizarro No. 1 on September 27, 2010 at 5:20 PM

Q.E.D.

sharrukin on September 27, 2010 at 5:15 PM

i.e. ‘Because I myself am confused, it must be true that what I don’t understand doesn’t make sense; there is no possibility that I’m confused because I am not intellectually sophisticated enough to make sense of what people who are smarter than me can!’ -sharrukin, the deluded, arrogant, intellectually lazy, cowardly beta-at-best male

Bizarro No. 1 on September 27, 2010 at 5:25 PM

Dude! Face the facts. The damage has already been done by Washington Elitist Rove, and the mark he made will be long lasting.

That’s hardly clear at all. If O’Donnell’s appeal is to people who dislike the Republican establishment, and Rove represents that, then obviously he isn’t going to cut into her voting base. So what’s the worry? That he’s going to energize the left? Yeah, I’m sure the word of Karl Rove is going to bring them out.

No lame apology could repair his attack on the winning Conservative candidate, so the discussion is over.

Is this like when the left says the dabate on climate change is over?

Dead, like Rove is today.

DannoJyd on September 27, 2010 at 5:12 PM

I doubt it. He’s supported the Tea party in many races, as have many of Castles’ supporters. I believe he is currently supporting the Angle campaign to the tune of $1.7 million. Yeah, I’m sure the tea party’s going to be furious at him over that.

If O’Donnell loses by a hair, maybe he will be blamed. If she loses by more, then no one is going to believe Karl Rove is what did her in, and in fact, most people will probably conclude that she was just a bridge too far – a lone mistake in an otherwise pretty decent selection of candidates by the tea party. If she somehow wins (which I still doubt, but there’s always hope), I doubt anyone will care about some mean things Rove said.

RINO in Name Only on September 27, 2010 at 5:27 PM

Bizarro No. 1 on September 27, 2010 at 5:25 PM

You’re like a vulgar version of the Chatty Cathy Doll. Just post a comment and the insults and the verbal diarrhea show up.

sharrukin on September 27, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Its happening!

Go Christine!

eyesky on September 27, 2010 at 5:29 PM

I believe he is currently supporting the Angle campaign to the tune of $1.7 million. Yeah, I’m sure the tea party’s going to be furious at him over that.

RINO in Name Only on September 27, 2010 at 5:27 PM

Other people’s money that he is getting paid to shuffle around.

sharrukin on September 27, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Sort of like those extremist views of Sarah Palin and Christine O’Donnell, that only youI can see.

Have you figured what those views are, BTW?

sharrukin on September 27, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Um, WTF are you talking about? No, I haven’t figured out what extremist views either of them hold, because I wasn’t aware either held any.

And you accuse other people of seeing things no one else can see?

RINO in Name Only on September 27, 2010 at 5:30 PM

So, now it’s down 9, from down 15 and still 5 weeks to go. At this rate, it’s O’Donnell in a landslide. Keep up the good work Christine!
Randy

williars on September 27, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Castle-barons hardest hit.

carbon_footprint on September 27, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Other people’s money that he is getting paid to shuffle around.

sharrukin on September 27, 2010 at 5:30 PM

He’s hardly being “paid to shuffle [it] around”. You say that as though he were hired by the group. He constructed the group. It was his idea, and his plan. It may not be his personal fortune, but he didn’t have to do it at all. He could have just as easily founded a group of RINOs to challenge people like Rubio and Angle, if he wanted to. If actually he fit your caricature, that’s probably what he be doing/ have done.

RINO in Name Only on September 27, 2010 at 5:38 PM

And regardless of how loosely and vaguely you are defining “working for”, I am much more interested in your evidence that Rove is currently working for, or supporting, the Castle campaign in any way whatsoever.

RINO in Name Only on September 27, 2010 at 5:06 PM

This is all the evidence you need: Rove, who stated that it was his belief, not fact, that Miss O’D couldn’t win, showed us his true nature as a subversive Marxist RINO for daring to have any sort of negative opinion about Empress Witchiepoo. Oh, when will you learn, you ruling elitest RINO?!

Bizarro No. 1 on September 27, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Witchcraft, Marxism, Feminism, Queer teachings, Liberation Theology, and on, and on!

Wow, that marxist Coons is a real wacko!
Maybe the Republican establishment can go after this crazy pinko for a change.

Ogabe on September 27, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Wow, that marxist Coons is a real wacko! Maybe the Republican establishment can go after this crazy pinko for a change.

Ogabe on September 27, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Goodie. Then we can have two mental patients seeing who can call each other crazy and stupid more loudly and get elected ‘leader’.

But what the hell, where doesn’t that happen anymore.

Dark-Star on September 27, 2010 at 5:46 PM

He’s hardly being “paid to shuffle [it] around”. You say that as though he were hired by the group. He constructed the group. It was his idea, and his plan. It may not be his personal fortune, but he didn’t have to do it at all.

That’s how he makes his living so its not too shocking that he continues to do so with the newest game in town.

He could have just as easily founded a group of RINOs to challenge people like Rubio and Angle, if he wanted to. If actually he fit your caricature, that’s probably what he be doing/ have done.

RINO in Name Only on September 27, 2010 at 5:38 PM

He sorta did.

He backed Kay Bailey Hutchinson in Texas, Castle in Delaware, and Bennett in Utah. Angle in Nevada is the only game in town and Rove disliked Reid personally. He goes where the money is and the RINO’s and moderates aren’t getting the cash.

sharrukin on September 27, 2010 at 5:50 PM

Nine back?

Where was Scott Brown five weeks out?

patch on September 27, 2010 at 5:53 PM

the deluded, arrogant, intellectually lazy, cowardly beta-at-best male

BizarroSo Unbelievably Ironic I have to be a Moby No. 1 on September 27, 2010 at 5:25 PM

FIFY

CWforFreedom on September 27, 2010 at 5:56 PM

If only we had a way to improve her numbers with Republicans. Maybe if someone like Rove or Krauthammer came out and talked up her positives.

[listening to whispering in my ear]

Oh. Guess that idea’s out the window.

Chris of Rights on September 27, 2010 at 5:57 PM

He backed Kay Bailey Hutchinson in Texas, Castle in Delaware, and Bennett in Utah. Angle in Nevada is the only game in town and Rove disliked Reid personally. He goes where the money is and the RINO’s and moderates aren’t getting the cash.

sharrukin on September 27, 2010 at 5:50 PM

And he’s supporting notorious RINOs Ken Buck and Rand Paul.

It’s pretty clear Rove wants the Republicans to win the Senate. Whether you think O’Donnell can win or not, she’s certainly a much longer shot than Castle would have been. Common sense would say that’s why Rove supported Castle.

He should have kept his cool after the primary, but if he genuinely wanted O’Donnell to lose, there is no reason why he couldn’t continue to trash her – he doesn’t need a job with the Republicans or the conservative movement if he doesn’t want it. In fact, he could go far by endorsing Coons, or Castle, right now – that would certainly endear him to the Brooks and Frum crowd, and probably give him Strange New Respect from the democrats as well.

RINO in Name Only on September 27, 2010 at 6:48 PM

he doesn’t need a job with the Republicans or the conservative movement if he doesn’t want it.

RINO in Name Only on September 27, 2010 at 6:48 PM

Yeah right. The Democrats would be more than happy to hire Rove, right after they finish hiring Cheney! /

In fact, he could go far by endorsing Coons, or Castle, right now – that would certainly endear him to the Brooks and Frum crowd, and probably give him Strange New Respect from the democrats as well.

Hugs and kisses from Brooks and Frum don’t pay the bills, nor does strange new respect. Ask the New York Times about that.

For Karl Rove it’s not personal, it’s just business. O’Donnell and the Tea Party interfered with that business in Delaware, Texas, and Utah.

sharrukin on September 27, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Yeah right. The Democrats would be more than happy to hire Rove, right after they finish hiring Cheney!

There are, and will always be, plenty of RINOs and aspiring RINOs in need of a political strategist. Plus Rove is enough of a media celebrity that he has a million ways to make money – book deals, speaking gigs, etc.

For Karl Rove it’s not personal, it’s just business. O’Donnell and the Tea Party interfered with that business in Delaware, Texas, and Utah.

sharrukin on September 27, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Actually, I imagine it was personal in Utah – Bennett was apparently a close personal friend – not from being in the Washington establishment, but rather from much earlier than that.

And I’m not trying to suggest Rove is a staunch Tea Party loyalist. I imagine that while he has conservative opinions on many, but not all, issues, he’s not really an ideologue, and more interested in the strategic aspects of things, that being his job and his main skill.

He’s hardly an opponent, unless the Tea party really wants to make him one. And aside from some angry commenters, I don’t think they do; any movement that wants opponents deserves to have them.

RINO in Name Only on September 27, 2010 at 7:23 PM

that would certainly endear him (Rove)to the Brooks and Frum crowd, and probably give him Strange New Respect from the democrats as well.

RINO in Name Only on September 27, 2010 at 6:48 PM

ROVE!!! Endeared to Donks?

Only in the event Sus Domestica start plying their trade in the aviation disciplines.

hawkdriver on September 27, 2010 at 8:35 PM

ROVE!!! Endeared to Donks?

Only in the event Sus Domestica start plying their trade in the aviation disciplines.

hawkdriver on September 27, 2010 at 8:35 PM

It is perhaps a stretch, but I don’t think its much more of one than the idea that Rove wants to crush the Tea Party.

RINO in Name Only on September 27, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Castle is a paper tiger. His popularity is based on winning elections running against candidates with no funding who have been sent out by Biden and Carper as sacrificial lambs. Just as Castle sends out sacrificial lambs to run against Biden and Carper. Castle finally had to run a real election and he lost. He’s like an East German president.

LenSp1 on September 27, 2010 at 9:07 PM

Ed, you guys usually go out of your way to highlight the sampling in these polls – have you seen that data on this one?

Midas on September 27, 2010 at 9:43 PM

RINO in Name Only on September 27, 2010 at 8:46 PM

No, I think you’re right, in all seriousness. He was really just being a whiney loser over Castle. Which I don’t get. I don’t know about Castle, but Rove is a Conservative.

hawkdriver on September 27, 2010 at 10:40 PM

I don’t know about Castle, but Rove is a Conservative.

hawkdriver on September 27, 2010 at 10:40 PM

Hawk, Rove is a party man. I don’t think enmity with Rove is personal for tea partiers. It’s just that they’re all looking at the Republican party with a jaundiced eye right now.

Rove’s strategizing makes sense in only one context: They need 51 senators to get the committee charimanships. 51 isn’t enough to bring cloture, and it sure as s**t isn’t enough to do jack-dick as long as you have two or three RINO turncoats, but chairmanships? Hell, there are some things in the Senate that a simple majority is still good for.

gryphon202 on September 27, 2010 at 11:37 PM

Rove’s strategizing makes sense in only one context: They need 51 senators to get the committee charimanships. 51 isn’t enough to bring cloture, and it sure as s**t isn’t enough to do jack-dick as long as you have two or three RINO turncoats, but chairmanships? Hell, there are some things in the Senate that a simple majority is still good for.

gryphon202 on September 27, 2010 at 11:37 PM

I think the biggest use would be not so much to pass legislation, but to bring it to the floor to force either the Dems (and RINOs) to vote against it or Obama to veto it.

Imagine having every week a headline:

“Democrats vote against spending cuts”

“[Insert RINO name] joins Democrats to block tort reform”

“Obama vetoes repeal of Health-care reform”

Headlines like this, weak after weak, would be very good for the right.

RINO in Name Only on September 27, 2010 at 11:51 PM

Headlines like this, weak after weak, would be very good for the right.

RINO in Name Only on September 27, 2010 at 11:51 PM

They’d be good for ginning up morale, but not if you actually want to accomplish anything. We found that out the hard way after 1994.

Look, where Rove is concerned, he had the choice of backing a more conservative or a less conservative candidate. He backed the wrong horse, so to speak. His behavior after the fact leads me to simply believe that there is something, or perhaps there are some things that are more important to him than advancing conservatism.

gryphon202 on September 28, 2010 at 12:04 AM

Headlines like this, weak after weak, would be very good for the right.

RINO in Name Only on September 27, 2010 at 11:51 PM

What they would actually say?…

“Democrats vote against spending cuts”

“Democrats vote against slashing children’s lunch program”

“[Insert RINO name] joins Democrats to block tort reform”

“[Insert RINO name] joins Democrats in preserving citizens right to sue”

“Obama vetoes repeal of Health-care reform”

“Obama vetoes hospital closures”

sharrukin on September 28, 2010 at 12:35 AM

sharrukin on September 28, 2010 at 12:35 AM

We’re not in an era where the media is dominated by the NYT anymore. More and more people get news from fox news, or from multiple online sources.

Obviously people have fallen for media bias like that before, and will always continue to to some extent. But the popularity of the Tea party shows that it is not as effective as it used to be. If we’re going to build a conservative movement and take back the white house in 2012, we will have to capitalize on that fact.

RINO in Name Only on September 28, 2010 at 12:47 AM

If we’re going to build a conservative movement and take back the white house in 2012, we will have to capitalize on that fact.

RINO in Name Only on September 28, 2010 at 12:47 AM

And in the meantime, I’ll be perfectly happy to actually back conservative candidates for office (unlike Rove and the cabbage pounder).

gryphon202 on September 28, 2010 at 12:53 AM

RINO in Name Only on September 28, 2010 at 12:47 AM

Not disagreeing with that, just pointing out that FOX isn’t going to be the only source of news.

Bluntly I think the GOP is more likely to try to reach an agreement with Obama on legislation which is what they have done before. They risk being identified with Obama in doing so. This is going to be a dangerous two years for the GOP and the results will be seen in 2012.

I hope they become the party of no as I think that’s what is best, and will help the most in the long run in stopping the Democratic agenda. It will require people who really believe in what they are doing which is why guys like McCain and his sort are the last thing we need.

sharrukin on September 28, 2010 at 12:55 AM

What a contorted story about a simple poll.

Meanwhile, O’Donnell has moved UP ~6 points in the last week. At this rate, in five weeks, she will win by 21 points!

The Democrats will not be able to hide behind the foolish slanderous attacks by their media lap dogs forever. And when the issues come to the front, conservative O’Donnell will shine.

What’s not to be optimistic about?

Freddy on September 28, 2010 at 12:56 AM

… Bluntly I think the GOP is more likely to try to reach an agreement with Obama on legislation …

sharrukin on September 28, 2010 at 12:55 AM

Obama’s far left agenda was rejected by many DEMOCRATS! I see no reason to believe a Republican majority will send Obama his agenda in any way, shape, or form!

Freddy on September 28, 2010 at 12:59 AM

Obama’s far left agenda was rejected by many DEMOCRATS! I see no reason to believe a Republican majority will send Obama his agenda in any way, shape, or form!

Freddy on September 28, 2010 at 12:59 AM

Most of his agenda was passed. It doesn’t take a great number of Republicans to reach across the aisle for the Democrats to get something passed. Graham and McCain are past masters at it.

That’s why someone like O’Donnell matters far more than a more likely Castle win. I think O’Donnell has a good chance of winning, but would support her, or someone like her, because that type of person matters more than a Castle type.

The more O’Donnell’s that get elected the less likely the Democrats and Dem-lite’s in the GOP can pull something like that off.

sharrukin on September 28, 2010 at 1:07 AM

Only 9 points and dropping!!

PRESS ON!!

Khun Joe on September 28, 2010 at 1:20 AM

gryphon202 on September 27, 2010 at 11:37 PM

No disagreement with anything you said.

hawkdriver on September 28, 2010 at 5:07 AM

If she pulls this out, it’ll be a political apocalypse across the establishment.

After the witch insanity, she GAINS 6 points.
Just think…if she wins and Boxer and Murry lose, the internets will BLOWD UP!

the mind reels.

B Man on September 28, 2010 at 6:24 AM

Up TWO first week despite the losers tantrums and negative propaganda.

Right back atcha, non-factor Castle.

Get those sore loser RINO votes back on the Republican ticket.

maverick muse on September 28, 2010 at 7:49 AM

Surely Castle would have actually announced by now if he were going to run on a write-in. No?

AnninCA on September 28, 2010 at 7:58 AM

9% is not insurmountable; Ed Morrissey is too smart not to recognize this.

To emphasize this point:

http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2010/09/please-ignore-history-and-give-up-on.html

Lockstein13 on September 28, 2010 at 8:08 AM

I think O’Donnell is going to win here is why

Nearly Nobody on September 28, 2010 at 9:31 AM

All anyone would need to know is how rude, vulgar, and sophmoric you are to know that whatever stand you take it comes from YOU.

DannoJyd on September 27, 2010 at 4:55 PM

You’re like a vulgar version of the Chatty Cathy Doll. Just post a comment and the insults and the verbal diarrhea show up.

sharrukin on September 27, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Awww, are there some little people willing to freely and irresponsibly dish it out without being able to take anything at all back in return? LOL you hypocritical, oblivious, screeching goofs are making me laugh!

You aggressive and rude morons throw your trash onto my side of the fence, then pitch a fit when I throw it back over to your side. What losers you are! You are a pathetic babies, do you know that? Well, you should…

Bizarro No. 1 on September 28, 2010 at 10:45 AM

You are everything you supposedly detest.

CWforFreedom on September 27, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Oh, I am, huh? Then you should easily be able to prove that, right? ROFL! Can you guess why I am laughing at you?

I know, I know, I’m the idiot for believing that those who make allegations/accusations should first make sure they are able to back up their charges before they express them; smart people like you realize that it’s not the truth of the assertions against people you dislike which matters, but it’s their noxiousness and unverifiability. That’s the only thing people like you care about, as you’ll prove by attacking me again w/o regard to accuracy!

I once talked to someone online who insisted that “nonsensical” wasn’t a word, as he called me stupid over and over and over for using the term. I thought the person was joking because I couldn’t believe that someone could seriously be that stupid. Well, it turned out he wasn’t joking! Was that you? It sure could have been, because you, like he, are one of the stupidest people I’ve ever encountered online. You can take that to the bank! :)

Bizarro No. 1 on September 28, 2010 at 11:06 AM

A week ago O’Donnell was at best 16 points behind Coons.
Today it is 9. I call this good news, trending fast in the right direction.
Next week — within 5???

lorettawm on September 28, 2010 at 11:51 AM

I think Castle is just really immature. He’s playing with the dead mouse.

AnninCA on September 28, 2010 at 12:04 PM

If O’Donnell wins, there may be some nasty meltdowns in the comments…..

tom on September 28, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Anyone care to explain to me why the DSCC is pumping another 165,000+ into negative campaign ads against O’Donnell? If she is such a sure loser, the Dems probably wouldn’t bother. Or am I wrong about that, too?

gryphon202 on September 28, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Anyone care to explain to me why the DSCC is pumping another 165,000+ into negative campaign ads against O’Donnell? If she is such a sure loser, the Dems probably wouldn’t bother. Or am I wrong about that, too?

gryphon202 on September 28, 2010 at 12:37 PM

I wondered, too. I think Castle’s game of playing with his dead mouse has actually triggered a Dem reaction. They aren’t stupid.

FL is gone due to this type of action. So is AK.

They are reacting, I suspect, to his threat. It will hurt Coons, not her.

AnninCA on September 28, 2010 at 12:39 PM

They are reacting, I suspect, to his threat. It will hurt Coons, not her.

AnninCA on September 28, 2010 at 12:39 PM

Be that as it may, the DSCC has a limited amount of fundage to work with. They’re not going to sauce the goose that’s a sure thing. Must not be a sure thing.

gryphon202 on September 28, 2010 at 12:41 PM

I can’t imagine any candidate winning after the great Carl Rove trashed her, not once, but 5 times, with 72 hours after her win.

She’s not allowed to win, for sure. Rove didn’t wait for Dems to dig up trash.

He bundled it up and gave it to them.

Now, my curiosity is peaked at how Rove thinks that this type of nonsense means he has a real voice in real elections going forward?

I love his analysis.

But would YOU trust him?

Not me.

AnninCA on September 28, 2010 at 12:41 PM

I love his analysis.

But would YOU trust him?

Not me.

AnninCA on September 28, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Ann, it’s not Rove’s analysis that bothers me. It’s the fact that he backed the wrong horse.

I.E., there were two choices in the Republican DE primary; a less conservative choice, and a more conservative choice. Rove’s failure to back the more conservative choice suggests that there is something more important to him than conservatism.

Is Rove conservative? Personally, he may be. Just seems like there are more important things to him than simple conservative principles.

gryphon202 on September 28, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Here’s he good news, though. She’s the new Palin punchbag.

Sarah’s favorability numbers will probably go up. *haha

Politics isn’t for sissies, for sure. What Rove really wants out of this?

I still am not sure. It’s like watching a great mind being consumed by his own ego needs.

The “alien.”

AnninCA on September 28, 2010 at 12:44 PM

It’s the fact that he backed the wrong horse.

I agree. Castle is proving to be almost worse than Lisa M. in AK.

Good gravy, what a completely unattractive type. Keep people dangling, for revenge?

He’s a real jerk, I’d say.

AnninCA on September 28, 2010 at 12:46 PM

There are worse things than being like O’Donnell in my opinion.

And that’s being like Castle.

Man, he now has totally creeped me out. It’s hard to imagine that anyone would actually write his name in.

He’s sort of like Wormtail in Harry Potter books.

*blech*

AnninCA on September 28, 2010 at 12:48 PM

What Rove really wants out of this?

I still am not sure. It’s like watching a great mind being consumed by his own ego needs.

The “alien.”

AnninCA on September 28, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Think about it, Ann. With 51, the Republican party can get CHARIMANSHIPS. That’s all Rove really has his eye towards. There’s one thing that a simple majority in the Senate is still good for. I highly doubt that 51 votes would be enough for advancing a conservative agenda, however…

gryphon202 on September 28, 2010 at 12:48 PM

Think about it, Ann. With 51, the Republican party can get CHARIMANSHIPS. That’s all Rove really has his eye towards. There’s one thing that a simple majority in the Senate is still good for. I highly doubt that 51 votes would be enough for advancing a conservative agenda, however…

gryphon202 on September 28, 2010 at 12:48 PM

I think Rove honestly doesn’t get that the public is over the Bush years. That aside.

I don’t think that winning power is everything. That’s party politics.

Then, we all know where that debacle goes.

I tend to agree with Jim DeMint. Don’t worry about the numbers.

Do think about the direction and policies.

AnninCA on September 28, 2010 at 12:58 PM

My take on Rove?

Brilliant, and still defending Bush.

Time for people to move on. He revealed himself in DE.

Castle is a worm. Unbelievable that Rove wasted his credibility on such a guy.

He can’t even actually say he’s doing a run in?

Heck, at this point, I’m starting to respect Lisa M!

Carl so backed an idiot.

AnninCA on September 28, 2010 at 1:00 PM

The good news is that the issues, at least, favor O’Donnell. A majority (54%) want ObamaCare repealed, with a plurality explicitly tying that to economic improvement. Another majority of 52% say that federal government policies have the country on the wrong course. Interestingly, despite all of the controversy over O’Donnell’s victory in the primary, a plurality consider the Tea Party good for the country (43/35).

Okay, O’Donnell camp bring in some Tea Party heavy hitters and start banging on the issues. Coons record on raising taxes, after saying he wouldn’t do so, should harm his credibility on issues. Bang on taxes, bang on credibility, bang on local issues. O’Donnell needs to show that she is on top of local issues and have the Tea Party hit Coons as part of the problem, not the solution.

Angry Dumbo on September 28, 2010 at 5:48 PM

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