Meanwhile, the natives--far from being ready to shoulder the GOP establishment's burden--are getting restless.
The Delaware Tea Party is reorganizing for action, and in the face of bad treatment by what passes for the GOP establishment here in the First State, at least a few of its members seem to be contemplating some sort of third-party option.
The Sussex County Sheriff issue just won't go away, and that's giving the patrician elite even more fits.
Primaries abound: upstart Izzo versus Kovach. Urquhart versus Lopez. These guys should be so lucky as to have Ned Beattie's brother for comic relief.
Party registration in Delaware runs Dem over GOPer by something like 45-29.
And in the face of all this, the Delaware GOP has no plans to do anything but denigrate libertarians, alienate tea partyers, and ignore Ron Paul supporters, while pretending they still have a functional political party.
They don't. And with a little luck, this year you're really going to see Delaware provide a test case for the final implosion of a once-major political party.
Speaking as a Libertarian--it can't happen soon enough.