"I have it on good authority…with no less than three confirmed, separate, reliable sources, that Rep. Castle’s stroke was, indeed WORSE than The News Journal has reported. Conversations with some have told me that Castle was on a ventilator for quite a while because he suffered briefly — but seriously — affected the brain’s thalamus."
That was Mike Mathews reporting on September 28th
, and yet the News Journal continues to stonewall the Castle health story. If Mathews can get three sources, why does the NJ contionue to rely exclusively
on Castle's spokeperson for information?
Castle's handlers want to run out the clock and although the NJ is helping them out - something is clearly going on behind the scenes. It has been a week and a half since Castle has been seen - he has canceled all of his appearances. Republicans are now getting worried.
Showing no signs of being able to run for office or serve if elected, some people have begun to wonder if it is time for Castle to step down and allow Ferris Wharton or Charlie Copeland to run against Dennis Spivack.
Delaware law allows for this scenerio. And this (on the surface) absurd Dave Burris post
which caused me to go ballistic, is being viewed as a "trial balloon" for the supplemental certificate option. Delaware Code Title 15
§ 3306. Supplemental certificates of nomination.
(a) Whenever it shall be determined, subsequent to the dates specified in §3303 of this title, that a duly nominated candidate will be unable to serve if elected because of death, physical, mental or other incapacity, the state, county or city committee shall convene within 24 hours of said determination to authorize the filing of a supplemental certificate of nomination for a substitute candidate, or to decline to issue such a certificate. (19 Del. Laws, c. 37, § 4; 27 Del. Laws, c. 65, § 4; Code 1915, § 1722; Code 1935, § 1811; 43 Del. Laws, c. 129, § 1; 44 Del. Laws, c. 119, § 1; 47 Del. Laws, c. 274, § 1; 15 Del. C. 1953, § 3306; 60 Del. Laws, c. 412, § I wonder what will have to happen for the News Journal to cover the story?