The Republican Party in Delaware is poised for a mighty comeback. The problem is that it seems to have stopped the reverse drive of recent years, but is stuck in neutral. The powerful engine of the party seems to be unfocused. The party has a powerful engine of ideas, volunteers, and voters who are engaged this year. In Delaware, we seem intent on subdividing and wasting time. In Sussex, there was a new election held Monday. Why? They said Reapportionment should mean new elections. Now I admit the Democrats were so incompetent that the lines which should have been done in November were just recently finalized. There is no excuse for such rank incompetence combined with gamesmanship, but you only need elections in the new districts. Why would you waste county leadership time preparing for its own election rather than concentrating on the real one? Still Sussex is well organized and in the best shape. If it can stop the civil war and fight the other side, there is no limit to what they can achieve. The rest of the state is worse off. In New Castle County, the party can’t even field candidates for a majority of the slots. Give me 3 weeks, pay me 2k, and give me authority to waive the filing fee for the seats that remain open and I can fill half of the empty slots. Seriously, run web ads on this blog, WDEL, WILM, and Delaware online saying civic minded individuals wanted to run for office in today’s Republican Party–no filing fee for those accepted. Apply by July 25th, Free candidate workshops and mentoring for those accepted. Each district reviews the applicants for the open slots and chooses the best one in their view. There is no point to a filing fee for open slots. Only 1 in 10 will win this late in the game, but you get the candidates experience, networking, and name recognition. You win that surprise race or two because the Democrats were sleeping and you have just raised up a farm team for 2014. In Kent county, we have done our share to trip up as well. We did a pretty good job at the state rep level and up. We don’t have candidates for most of the county offices yet we have candidates wanting run. Close the deal waive the fees, try the ad. The Democrats are courting our best future prospects. Start talking to our people on school boards and elsewhere. There is a quiet conservative revolution at the school board and town/city council levels. Court them. We need to take the energy we spend lambasting each other and use it to put out real solutions to the problems facing Delaware. Put the car in drive and move forward. Right now we are in neutral hoping national trends push us ahead. We need to take charge of our own destiny. Let’s start by telling people where our offices are, reaching out to volunteers, data basing, and having websites, twitter, and Facebook with our events up to date with current location and times. We know what to do, let’s do it.