I am a little bit shocked tonight to see that Christine O'Donnell has defeated Mike Castle in the republican primary. Pundits will talk about what this means. I don't really care.
I do know that Mike Castle has been a leader in Delaware since I arrived in the First State. He was governor when I was a reporter and when I started working for the state. He's been our Congressman for a good long while. And, while I am a Democrat and might (might) have voted against him for Senate, I like Mike Castle and I am proud to have worked for him and to have known him in a minor way.
Mike Castle is a statesman. In a time of partisan divide, Mike Castle governed. In a time of anger and nastiness, Mike Castle led.
Christine O'Donnell is a joke and there is no way in hell I would ever vote for her for anything.
Now she faces Chris Coons in the general election. Chris Coons has my vote. He has my support. He will have my energy and he will have large shoes to fill when he takes office after the general election.
More importantly, I want to thank Mike Castle for his outstanding service to the people of Delaware.
Mr. Castle, you have been an inspiration. Thank you.