I’ve been watching it closely since Democrats got DeLay kicked back on the ballot, and even theorised that Libertarian candidate Bob Smither could see some action out of the deal. But it seems stark cold reality has to set in at some point, as there’s traction that Tom DeLay is now very likely to run for reelection for his seat and is awaiting the appeal verdict.
Some are predicting that he will bite the bullet and run… but then resign — forcing a special election.
Others think that the GOP could(monkeys would probably fly out of their butt before they tried that though).
I’m still holding out for a non-existent olive branch from the GOP to Libertarian candidate. I’m sure a deal could be struck where he hangs out in the Republican locker room on Capitol Hill if elected and be the junior Congressman that helps them to fight off any Democrat hopes for their universal health care utopia should they gain a majority.
One thing is for sure, it’s been keeping the spotlight on DeLay, something the Texas GOP would probably prefers otherwise given his scandal-ridden tenure.