Saturday, August 18, 2012

And in Louisiana they prove Celia Cohen's point about the DE GOP

Celia Cohen has pointed that "You can't beat somebody with nobody" in a post that criticized the Delaware GOP for failing to field sufficient candidates even to challenge for control of the General Assembly.

She's right:  in about a half-dozen critical races only Libertarians are challenging incumbent Democrats across Delaware, and in even more races Democrats are running unopposed.

Republican filings are down, Democratic filings are up, and Libertarian ballot-qualified candidates (when all the dust settles and the Board of Elections prints the final list) will jump from ten in 2010 to about thirty in 2012.

Delaware's GOP has already achieved the status of a permanent minority party (as much as I hate to ever admit he's right, jason at Delawareliberal speaks the truth when he says that in many areas of the state the Democratic primary IS the general election), and is well on the way to sufficient fragmentation and disintegration to become a minor party and ultimately be replaced by the Libertarian Party as Delaware's other major party.

Think that's impossible?  Think again, and consider the case in Louisiana where it is the Democrats who are fading away.  Here are two headlines to give you food for thought:

From Independent Political Report:

Two Libertarians Elected In Louisiana By Filing For Office

From Libertarian Republican:

Libertarian Party overtakes Democrats in Louisiana as State's 2nd largest party for congressional races

Libertarians field candidates 5 of 6 congressional districts; Democrats only 3

1 comment:

Eric Dondero said...

I serve as a 20-year Federal Appointee to the Selective Service Board. That's right! I'm on the Draft Board. Of course, as a Libertarian I fiercely oppose the Draft for any reason. (It is nothing less than Slavery). And if Obama and the Dems ever brought it back, I'd vote for every young man in my district to be exempted.

That's not the point.

Every few months I get a notice from the S.S. district commander BEGGING us to find more Draft Board members.

It's so easy to sign up. They prefer Vets, or someone with some community involvement background. But they're so desperate these days they'd take anyone.

I bet you anything, there's some vacancies in Delaware.

Think of it. You'd be a Federal Appointee for a public office. There's virtually no commitment, a short meeting once a year for some updates, and training.

Think how great it would look on a political brochure, "John Doe, Libertarian candidate for State House, 20-year Federal Appointee, Selective Service Board, Wilmington Region." Milk it for all its worth.

Anyone who'd like more information is welcome to call me at 979-848-4575