Alexander Demonstrates Class, Highlights Importance Of Supporting O’Donnell In Delaware
Via email from RW. Senator Alexander campaigned with Christine O'Donnell today, despite his previous support of Mike Castle in the primary. He rightly points out that the race in Delaware is about important policies and principles, not personalities.
Unfortunately, Mike Castle either wasn't able to figure out that it wasn't about him, or his policies are so outside of the Republican mainstream that he couldn't support O'Donnell and didn't deserve to carry the GOP's banner into the fall.
Centerville, Delaware – Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today campaigned with Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell at a stop in Centerville, DE. Below are the remarks that Senator Alexander delivered:
"I’m Lamar Alexander, United States Senator from Tennessee and Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference.
"I’m in Delaware today because The First State, Delaware, may be the decisive state in Tuesday’s elections for the United States Senate.
"Contests are close across the country and the outcome of this race in Delaware may decide whether Republicans or Democrats have the majority that sets the agenda in the United States Senate.
Whether the agenda will be to raise taxes, or not to raise taxes on anybody in the middle of a recession because it makes it harder to create jobs.
Whether to spend more, or whether to spend less.
Whether to keep borrowing 42 cents of every dollar that the federal government spends, or to put the country on a path to spend only the money that we have coming in.
Whether to have more Washington takeovers and czars, or to get Washington out of the business of running banks and auto companies.
Whether to have a national energy tax that runs jobs overseas looking for cheap energy, or a low cost clean energy plan.
Whether to repeal the health care law and enact real reform that lowers the cost of buying insurance or whether to keep the current law that increases premiums, adds to the federal debt and will cause millions of Americans to lose the insurance they now have "Christine O’Donnell’s election can help to create a majority for lower taxes, less spending, less debt, low energy costs and lower health care costs. Her opponent’s election will be a vote for the opposite agenda.
"That is why I am here today, because the election in Delaware on Tuesday could be the decisive senate election in the country.
"People who know me know that I am a friend of Mike Castle and supported him in the primary.
"But Delaware Republicans chose Christine O'Donnell as their nominee and it is her vote that could be the decisive vote in providing a check and balance on a runaway federal government in Washington.
"That’s why I am happy to accept her invitation to campaign today in Delaware."