Sunday, November 12, 2006

Come And Get "Em

Post-mortem's aplenty post-election.
We enter the what it all means portion of the proceedings.
Here are the highlights:

Lynn Swann: He never had a chance.
Rick Santorum: His own worst enemy.
Bob Casey Jr.: A nice Catholic boy.
Ed Rendell: Master of all he surveys (by the immortal Roderick Random)
The Republicans: Ruling party smackdown (by Dick Polman)
Pa. State House: GOP control hanging by a thread.
Sage-like Analysis: A post-election podcast featuring moi and Tom Fitzgerald ponders what it all means. My day-after column on Rick Santorum, which provoked lots of pro-Santorum emails accusing me of being intolerent of intolerence.


Blogger Casey Roncaglione said...

Election Report-2006-Upper Darby Township-Casey Roncaglione

I'm going to buy new shoes today. Having worn out the soles of the pair I've worn during the campaign season, I am definitely going to need them.

Our effort here in the 164th legislative district was a success. Ninety Nine point Nine per cent of the people I met over the past year were good people, it was my honor to get to know so many of them.

I did not get enough votes to be elected but I lost nothing.

We did better than any other House legislative candidate running against an incumbent in all of Delaware County, except for the victorious Bryan Lentz. My campaign was financially underfunded and discounted by the state party, that's politics, and things change. Those in my corner were ultra supportive, and had nothing to gain by siding with me except for better Government. Their day is coming. The half truths, dirty tricks, intentional blurring of party lines, and pork politics were hard to overcome. This time.

Overall, it makes me proud to have run a positive campaign, on the issues. I thank each and every person in East Lansdowne, Millbourne, Upper Darby, Drexel Hill and beyond for their consideration.

General MacArthur said there is no substitute for victory. I suppose your definition of victory is what truly matters.

I'd also like to say I respect and admire the
Republican organization here in Upper Darby.
On November 7th 2006, the solidarity that has made your organization the envy of others was not in evidence.
At my polling place, and others, Mr. Swann, Mr. Santorum and Mr. Weldon were thrown under the bus in order to save Mr.Civera. So much for party loyalty. Then, the reality of the trend may have been what you saw and political reality set in. At precinct 3-3, your poll greeter posted signs of every Democrat other than Mr. Civera. When your voters came to vote they were told to vote Democratic except for Mr. Civera, and the final results bore that effort out. It was like watching the men trample over the women and children heading for the lifeboats on the Titanic.
I voted for Mr. Sestak, but I am grateful of the years of service and accomplishments of Mr. Santorum and Mr. Weldon.
They deserved better than to be unsupported by the
Delco Republican Party.
I place loyalty higher than that. Mr. Civera did win, but at what cost.

Only the future will judge that.

Casey Roncaglione 610-804-7373

9:09 AM  
Blogger ACM said...

your podcast says you're planning to decommission this blog! will it be back in another election season, or is the burden of blogging just too much in addition to everything else you do? will miss your input...

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure the blog will be re-commissioned in time to help the Democrats again for the 2008 elections.

This time as a member of the Inky editorial board, which has never met a liberal Democrat it didn't like. (If it stays in business that is)

7:25 PM  

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