Let's extend that point, and ask why Republicans in Delaware struggle just to stay in the debate.
Last week, as noted in posts below, I started contacting DE Representatives in an attempt to influence their votes on SB 51. The emails I sent were all polite and to the point. I sent the messages to six Democrats and four Republicans (based on membership in a key committee and people I thought might be interested/responsive).
To date, five of the six Democrats have responded, and none of the Republicans-including my own representative.
In one sense I don't care if I had gotten the polite brush-off email--at least it would have indicated a minimal amount of attention being paid to these concerns.
From the Dems I received actual replies from the Reps, several of which contained requests for more information or suggestions of other Reps to contact.
From the Republicans ...
There is something besides ideology that keeps people in power.