“Bottom line is, if she’s nominated, Republicans lose the election automatically,” Castle said in an interview with NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell today from Wilmington, Del. “It’s that simple.”…

Castle also criticized the funding for O’Donnell’s campaign as “a complete out-of-state operation,” outlined the Tea Party’s motivations as about purity over pragmatism, and criticized O’Donnell as “very extreme” and having “deficiencies” worse than any opponent he has face before. Castle said it would be “difficult” to support her if she wins, but didn’t rule it out.

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Look, I have as much enthusiasm as the next passionate conservative for the bright, principled, strong actual conservative over the hack, RINO, dead-wood occupier-of-the-seat (like Charlie Crist, Arlen Specter, Linc Chaffee, others). BUT, it is not every Republican with a mixed record who needs to be “punished” by having a Dem win the seat, NOR every insurgent backed by Tea Party groups which deserves to be, or can aspire to be, in the seat instead.

In Delaware, Mike Castle is a decent guy who can retain the seat. He is no Linc Chaffee.

Christine O’Donnell is a horrifying candidate, will lose the seat, and it is a bad trade. The article below speaks for itself about who this woman is. If you are from Delaware, are a Republican, or know one, VOTE FOR CASTLE!

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The Senate primary in Delaware on Tuesday was prompting anxiety among party officials, who feared that a victory by Christine O’Donnell, a candidate backed by the Tea Party, could complicate Republican efforts to win control of the Senate. Republican leaders rushed to the aid of Representative Michael N. Castle, a moderate lawmaker and former governor, as internal party warfare — including accusations of a death threat — intensified on the eve of the primary.

“We need to prove to the Republican Party that we need to move it to the right, that we need to move back to good basic values and the Constitution,” said Lynn Brannon, a leading Tea Party activist in Delaware. “I will have a little bit of regret, but the Republicans need to learn their lesson: that we want things to go back to the right.”

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