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Progressive Elephant Mike Castle won’t endorse Christine O’Donnell despite promise to do the very thing

from washingtonexaminer.com

EXCLUSIVE FREEDOMIST VIDEO shows Mike Castle promised to endorse winner of race- now he is going back on his word (and Krauthamer thought he could be counted on to keep his word on Cap and Trade)

The quote to focus on is this by Mike Castle: “When it’s all said and done, we have a responsibilty to work together to MAKE SURE we are supporting our candidates.  The bottom line is, NO MATTER WHO WE nominate…that person will be more qualified..than the Democrat”

An Article about the unwillingness of Mike Castle to endorse Christine O’Donnell.  Here, before you read this excerpt, is Mike Castle before the election, proclaiming his loyalty and unity to whoever wins the GOP nomination:

” In Delaware, Rep. Mike Castle lost his Senate primary to Tea Partier Christine O’Donnell and now refuses to endorse her against Democrat Chris Coons.”

Examiner Editorial: GOP moderates should practice what they preach
Examiner Editorial
September 19, 2010
For decades, moderate Republican officeholders and party officials — encouraged by experts in the liberal commentariat — lectured conservatives that the GOP had to be a “big tent,” that in order to win elections, that the party’s candidates had to “move to the center.” For that reason, defeated conservatives were supposed to support winning moderates, especially in liberal Northeastern states. Failing to do so was “divisive,” according to the experts. There was indeed wisdom in the principle, as articulated in William F. Buckley’s maxim that conservatives should vote “for the conservative most able to win,” and in President Reagan’s famous 11th commandment – “thou shalt not speak ill of any Republican.”
But some of the nation’s most prominent moderate Republicans are singing different tunes now, especially when Republican primary voters turn them out of office. Sen. Arlen Specter — long a leading moderate GOPer — switched parties when it became clear he would lose his primary race against former Rep. Pat Toomey. Florida Gov. Charlie Crist was touted as the clear favorite to win in the Senate GOP primary race. But when his standing in the polls dropped like a rock against the conservative choice, former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, Crist opted to run as an independent rather than accept the voters’ decision. Similarly, Sen. Lisa Murkowski lost the Republican primary in her state to insurgent Tea Party candidate Joe Miller. Now she’s planning to run as a write-in candidate. In Delaware, Rep. Mike Castle lost his Senate primary to Tea Partier Christine O’Donnell and now refuses to endorse her against Democrat Chris Coons.
By contrast, when the three conservative candidates endorsed by Sen. Jim DeMint’s Senate Conservatives Fund lost their primaries to more moderate GOP candidates, all three — Marlin Stutzman in Indiana, Chuck Devore in California, and Ovide Lamontagne in New Hampshire — quickly announced their unqualified support for the victors. So which wing of the GOP is actually supporting the Big Tent and which appears determined to make it impossible for winners of Republican primaries to beat Democrats in November?

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/GOP-moderates-should-practice-what-they-preach-928788-103246369.html#ixzz104T5oQth