I knew this day would come. Is it better to vote for the more conservative, non-establishment Tea Party endorsed candidate; or the insider Republican who is more moderate but has a better chance of beating the Democratic opponent in the general election? That is the question for the Republican primary in Delaware as outlined by this NPR article:
I must argue that every individual in Delaware needs to vote for who they believe is the candidate that better supports their values. I could argue about qualifications or being a “political insider”, but it boils down to who do you think will represent you better – both in stance on policies and governance in general.
A lot of people are sick of the status quo, are conservative at heart, and thus are voting for Tea Party backed candidates. Right or wrong, the fate of the Republican party’s control of the Senate or The House is at stake with this issue. People want change and are reflecting that in the ballot box. Call me a poor strategist; I clearly see that yes, it would be better to have a moderate Republican to win the seat instead of a more conservative Republican lose it, but such hedging simply re-elects the same people who have broken this country in the first place. I am willing to put my vote where my mouth is and have faith that if we elect enough ‘outsiders’ they can create a unified block that forces the collective insiders on both sides of the aisle to have to deal with them. Thus, I am for people voting on the issues and the candidates that most closely value those issues.
Let the cards fall where they may as this is a Democracy, not an entitled oligargy of a governing political elite who dictate that gaining a majority for the sake of power is more important than principle.