First of all, read Dana's whole post about hateful, stupid David A Crossan
and how he is killing the DE GOP with his insane anti-Biden jihad.
Now here it is:
1) The Rove/Bush administrration created Dave Crossan and hundreds like him around the country. They made it okay to put hate front and center in the GOP - and for people like Crossan, the more you hated, the better things went (for a while). So instead of building the party, Crossan and his ilk spent the last few years dreaming up stupid politcal stunts like the "Howard Dean Scream Constest" at the state fair.
2) By selling its soul to Rove/Bush style hatred based governance the DE GOP has put itself in a classic lose/lose situation. As Dt points out in the Delawarewatch thread - if Wharton squeaks out a victory it will validate the useless Strine/Crossan (mal)adminstration. If Wharton loses republican activists will have a chance to rebuild - but Delaware republicans will be looking at years in the wilderness either way.