I had not paid much attention to the primaries this week, so I really did not have much of an idea of what was going to happen in New York and Delaware.
When I checked the results, I was surprised by the intense excitement in media circles about the winners of the Republican primaries in those states.
Today, I decided to find out more about the candidates in the Senate race in Delaware. The screenshot below shows the home page of one of the candidates' web sites.
Can you guess whose web site this is?
Yup, it's Chris Coons'. The Senate candidate for the Democratic Party.
When the site first opened up, I thought I had accidentally gone to Christine O'Donnell's web site:
Did you notice that both sites' home pages feature nice pictures of Ms. O'Donnell?
On the web and on TV, pundits are going on about how Ms. O'Donnell cannot win against Mr. Coons.
It seems Mr. Coons is not so sure.
From where I stand, it looks like the Democratic Party's strategy is to help Republican candidates win.
They are conveying the message that this new batch of candidates represent a break with the Republican establishment.
Assuming the electorate had real reasons that led to the Republicans losing their majorities in the House and the Senate in 2006 and losing the presidency in 2008, isn't that exactly the message the GOP would want to impart on the electorate?
It does not matter who is spreading the message that the GOP candidates this November are not the ones that were complicit in the policies and actions that led to voter dissatisfaction with the GOP.
The GOP as a brand cannot succeed with the message
We'll take you back
It is in their best interest for the electorate to believe that they are breaking with the past.
The GOP's claims to that effect are now orders of magnitude more credible given that their opponents agree with and push the same message.
How can the Democrats and media pundits succeed in tying the new GOP candidates such as Ms. O'Donnell to President Bush's policies when they trumpet Karl Rove is openly criticizing and arguing against those candidates?
It seems the Democrats have chosen to give the Republicans a hand in the once seemingly insurmountable challenge of redefining their brand with repudiating themselves.
It is as if the Architect planned it all.