Ruth Ann Minner: Blue
Holy crap! How did she ever get elected? Lee must have been a stiff of the first order. Tom Carper: Blue
Boring lackluster speech delivered poorly. To say he is phoning it in against Ting wildly overstates the kind of energy Carper is going to put into that race. [These first speeches were so bad that nobody noticed that the sound system in the back of the room was not working.] Ken Salazar: Blue(ish)
Okay I guess for a guy who's goal was to get out of Delaware ASAP. At least, for a DLC guy, he sounded like a Democrat. Beau Biden: Gold
He rocked. Wharton is in trouble. He is like Joe Biden but without the embarrassing gaffes and self importance. Matt Denn: Gold
What he lacks in looks he makes up for in smarts and hard work. Tonight he also showed that he is funny. Denn just took a small role (introducing subdivision awards) and used it to take a huge step forward in the race for Lt. Gov. Jack Markell: Gold
Jack used his speech to excoriate Republicans and GOP style malfeasance. Awesome. Lets face it - it is not just George Bush, it is REPUBLICAN malfeasance that has this country in the state it is in. John Carney: Blue
He hit the right notes, but it was way too studied and politician-y. Kind of like Carper Junior. Dennis Spivack: Gold
Dennis gave the best speech of his candidacy AND got major props from Joe Biden. Spivack has Castle pinned down, so the Chemical Congressman can't spend his time and money helping other R's which makes him even more likeable. Joe Biden: SOLID GOLD
He got off to a slow start, but really brought the house down when he had the audience imagine what the day after 9/11 would have been like if JFK or FDR had been the President when we got attacked. I got goose bumps. He seriously made me rethink his run for the White House.
............Bonus Round Del Dems Admin: Gold
Molly Jurusik, Renee Bensley, Kristin Dwyer, Amanda Lamar, and Alexander Snyder-Mackler pulled off an real winner of an event. The Democrats are as together and efficient as the Republicans are F'ed up and out of control.Down Ticket Dems: Gold
Pat Morrison, Eric Levin, Richard Korn, Bob Walls, John Kowalko, Mike Barbieri, Jeanine Kliemo and the rest have a 2 - 3% boost if the top of the ticket pours it on like they did tonight. Republicans: Blue
The word is out. You are wrecking this country and the Democrats are going to do something about that. *The check is in the mail Celia. Thanks for renting me your "Blue/Gold" framework.
.........UPDATE:Here is Drew Volturo's State News RecapThe NJ's Patrick Jackson
has a story about meeting Ken Salazar (more DLC Bullshit talking points) in the print edition, but nothing online. There is a difference between being bipartisan and accomodating George Bush's failed Presidency. [By the way Patrick, you might have missed this - but the DLC now admits that they are not really "Democrats"].
And Celia has not filed her story as of 7:05 AM - but I'm sure clicking here
will bring you to her recap sometime today.