The registered Republicans of Tom Delay’s district, have shown confidence in their swaggering savior by approving him as their candidate for a twelfth congressional term.
Was it the moral high ground taken by Mr. Delay in his dealings with Jack Abramoff that earned him 62% of voting GOPers? Ignoring an indictment by the state of
My take on this is that loyal party hacks that always vote in a primary, vs. the wider electorate, wished to reward the man (who’s reputation has won him the handle of “The Hammer”), for his supreme effort to rid the state legislature of that pesky Democratic opposition. Delay went the extra mile to prevent those endangered Democrats from leaving the state to avoid the quorum needed for Republicans to accomplish their dastardly deed. The gerrymandering that resulted would make even Gerry roll over in his grave.
In the general elections this November, Mr. Delay’s district will have to decide on a Democrat who lost his seat in one of the Hammer’s redistricting efforts, or to give Delay another chance to wreak havoc with democracy.