23 thoughts on “Rose Izzo”

  1. This is not a statement about Rose Izzo’s abillities to be our representative. It is about the perception issue. I don’t think Rose izzo can win a Republican primary because of Sussex County. Many down here will hear the accent and associate it with New York and New Jersey and in such with liberalism. She will need to make a real effort to overcome this by coming to Sussex and working the county. Many times this sort of bias can be overcome by being in the room with someone.

  2. If she wants a real chance, she needs to campaign everywhere and repair the bridges she damaged last time. The last campaign started well and ended poorly. From March, it went downhill.

  3. I don’t think Rose izzo can win a Republican primary because of Sussex County. Many down here will hear the accent and associate it with New York and New Jersey and in such with liberalism.

    That is funny, because Izzo is right in line with the kooky know-nothing extremism you guys prefer. Are Sussex voters so dim the accent really prevents them from recognizing one of their own?

  4. I believe that Rose Izzo could win in Sussex. I wasn’t at all put off by her New York accent. I found that it was quite charming. However, I think she would have to campaign on the issues and not her accent.

  5. I have worked in NYC for over 20 years, the rub is not the accent with New Yorkers it is the attitude and outlook. The problem of not being able to take yes for an answer.
    Let the issues and positions come out, it will help the GOP.
    Mike Protack

  6. Clever ad. Give credit where its due. And I’m wondering what “kooky know-nothing extremism ” Alpha is referring to. Rose Izzo’s platform is rather simple. Cut, Slash And Burn….

    Cut the spending…
    Slash the taxes…
    And Burn every job killing regulation….

    Good for her. I don’t know that she can win. But she gets it.

  7. So funny. Another carpetbagger arrives again with a resume the thickness of chocolate mousse.
    Her you tube ads are on par with Ms. O’Donnell especially the parody done by some group where voter’s are abducted. Talk about GOTV!
    Unlike Ms. O’Donnell, Rush Limbaugh will not be raising her money in $15.00 increment’s from retiree’s in Oklahoma and Mark Levin will not be talking her up.
    Wait until she milks cows at the state fair.

  8. The race is Tom’s to lose. He could blow it by not building a strong coalition, but just a decent campaign wins the primary for him. Then again, I heard that in 2010, but Tom seems to have learned some lessons from 2010.

  9. I was just pointing out that there is a perception issue. And yes there are some closed minded people in Sussex.Shocking as that me be for some!!! The same as there are in New Castle, where if you say, “how ya doin” then you must be a bumpkin. The real problem for Rose Izzo will be money. So if you support her, you better start sending money now. Tom Kovach will be receiving lots. I would recomend that he learn from Mr. Castle though and to not ignore Ms. Izzo. Take the opportunity to debate her, address her challenges on issues. The primary can be the time to hone your chops and message. Mr. Castle chose to ignore his challenger in an attempt to marginalizer her and lost. Mr. Kovach should be willing to deabte anywhere, anytime.

  10. No, he shouldn’t. Debating an unfunded, no-experience vanity opponent helps only the opponent.

    Compared to Izzo, Christine O’Donnell’s resume looks like a Rhodes scholar’s.

  11. The paper is talking with the lawyer of Izzo’s uncle with whom there was legal issue’s over money revolving around an alleged claim of theft from what my sources tell me.

  12. Don Ayotte has said:

    “I believe that Rose Izzo could win in Sussex.”

    “Christine O’Donnell’s book is #15 on the NY Times Best Seller List”

    “I had nothing to do with removing Ron Sams from the Chairmanship”

    “I’m you”

    Oh well, three out of four ain’t bad.

  13. How did that work for Mr.Castle. If you leave the field to the enemy, then you lose the battle.

  14. I agree. A debate is not for one candidate or another, it is for the people. I am not saying that you should accept every debate offer, but you should accept some. I am sure President Kovach is confident enough in his abilities to debate. As I recall, the last election, it was Mrs. Izzo who skipped the televised and broadcasted debates. I never understood that one especially when she complained about the 29th Republicans accidentally giving her late notice for a non-televised forum.

    I am interested to see her approach this time. If she takes a different one, she will contend. If she does not, he will cake walk.

  15. dave jones in #13:

    The paper is talking with the lawyer of Izzo’s uncle with whom there was legal issue’s over money revolving around an alleged claim of theft from what my sources tell me.

    Does this mean you are simply trafficking in gossip?

    Even if this is factual, what exactly does it mean?

    Red flags go up when there are vague terms like “there [were] legal issues” – what does that mean? Someone made a claim? They won? They lost? The whole thing went no where?

    McDonald’s lost a $4 million lawsuit over a cup of coffee. Does that make McDonald’s a bad company (Let’s not get into dietary disputes).

    “An alleged claim of theft” — what does that mean, exactly?

    Is this any way to run a railroad?

  16. “I never understood that one especially when she complained about the 29th Republicans accidentally giving her late notice for a non-televised forum.”

    You are being too kind David she did more than complain. She accused one of the strongest Representatiive Distrincts in this state of deliberately trying to sabotage her candidacy when in fact the 29th district left the door open for her to participate in the Hartly debates. Rose Izzo tried to use the tired “I am a victim of the establishment” lie against a strong grass roots organization in Kent County. Insulting the very people who you need to actually get elected is not a smart strategy.

  17. A lot of people seem to be counting Rose Izzo out. I think the conservatives in Delaware are ready to send a principled person to Washington. This country does not need more lawyers and career politicians representing us.

  18. The youtube commercial where the voters are kidnapped to vote for Rose is the funniest thing I have ever seen.
    John Carney will have to mention that just once in the first debate, where the News Journal will reference it, and the entire state will howl with laughter. It may not have been done by her but it looks like it was done by her.
    Just like Christine; she claims John Cornyn did the YOU ad without her permission – yet no one knows if that is true while everyone thinks she did it for her name is on it.
    Delawareans are tired of resume – less candidates. We’ve been there and did that last time. United States Senator Coons loves us for having done so.

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    djones941@comcast.net
    Always happy to discuss.

  19. Compared with Rose Izzo, Christine O’Donnell is Churchill. Just because people are tired of the status quo doesn’t mean they’re ready to elect an unqualified nobody who keeps putting herself forward for office without naming a single reason why she’s better than a citizen picked at random.

  20. Geezer wrote in #21:

    Compared with Rose Izzo, Christine O’Donnell is Churchill. Just because
    people are tired of the status quo doesn’t mean they’re ready to elect an
    unqualified nobody who keeps putting herself forward for office without naming a
    single reason why she’s better than a citizen picked at random.

    But there are a lot of people, including among our Founding Fathers, who believe that a citizen picked at random is exactly the kind of person we should have in Congress.

    There is a certain elitism at work here.

    What best qualifies a person to represent the views, experiences, and interests of the average citizen, other than being an average citizen?

    William F. Buckley, Jr. — himself highly educated with an Ivy League education — said: “I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.”

  21. I am with you Jon. We need some average citizens. I think that someone who served in the legislature, appointed positions, or local government is more qualified for Congress in general than someone who just walks in. I have a bias to people who have a record in a field before promoting them to the highest level.

    I do not think it is a given. It is all about the principles and ability of the person to function in and understand the system. Campaigns are about making two cases, you can do the job, and here is what we need to do. I want to hear the case the candidates make before making a judgement.

    The last campaign is gone. You get a fresh shot this time. If the election were held today, I would vote for Tom. By September, who knows. That is what campaigns are about.

    Dave, I think most people have a sense of humor. If Carney made that an issue, he would be shooting himself in the foot. It would show that he has no humor and is as stiff as he appears on stage. That doesn’t help. The truth is Congressman Carney is actually a fun guy. Besides, if all she would have to reply is “Come now John, I thought you had a sense of humor or I guess your economic program is to scare the citizens at a frightland fundraiser.” Petty doesn’t work unless the person responds with an over the top attitude.

    TW, you are right. They bent over backwards to apologize once the error was pointed out and make it right. If the whole party were like the 29th was, we would be running this state from Wilmington to Delmar.

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