Democrats may have finally caught a break in 2010. As the Sunday morning political shows, a civil war may erupt in the GOP after the defeat of both Rep. Mike Castle in Delaware and Senator Lisa Murkowski in Alaska. These are good, solid, experienced GOP candidates. Mainstream Republicans are mad as hell, and are finally not going to take it anymore.
The New York Times talks about the divisiveness propped up by Republicans operatives like Sal Russo who got his start with former President Ronald Regan. If the Dems can get their messaging organized, now is the moment to use folks like Colin Powell - the King of Moderation for the GOP. These Tea Party candidates do not represent the majority in the Republican Party, but they are winning these late primaries. There is opportunity to coalesce around issues: unemployment, TARP, health care and many other issues if we seize the moment and clarify the message.
You know there is something up when former President Bill Clinton is carted out to speak to the public on multiple programs. Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell's primary win over favorite Republican Rep. Mike Castle in Delaware may be the tipping point. Let's stay tuned.
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