As I mentioned befor, Castle always votes with the radical right-wing when the chips are down. True to form he cast the deciding vote on a “deficit reduction” bill that, as Al Macitti put it "made the budget safe for tax cuts"
I don't know how the link to my own posts, so I'll cut and paste my prophetic words here:Seriously, how “moderate” is Mike?
The Washington Post has this handy tool for finding out.
Click on this database and you will find that in the “narrow margin” votes, where having a “moderate” Congressman break with the radical right-wing of his party would have made a difference, Michael Castle voted WITH the radical right-wing 4 out of 5 times this year. So, when the chips were down, Castle was a faithful rubber stamp for the Bush agenda. He knows who he works for.
In votes with larger margins, when the outcome is not in doubt, Castle does tend to throw an occasional crumb to the moderates. Naturally those meaningless votes against the Bush regime make gullible Democrats happy and drive the Delaware wingnuts berserk. Some of those wingnuts go so far as to call Castle a RINO (Republican in name only) thereby feeding the myth that he is moderate. However, the record actually shows that he is a category unto himself, a MINO. Moderate in name only.