Mike Castle's loss in the Republican Senate primary in Delaware is not about how Tea Party policies are catching on in America rather about how Non-Tea Party campaigns like Mr. Castles have to be run in a fully aggressive and high quality manner. This writer is from the greater Philadelphia and it seemed Christine O'Donnell had a much stronger TV and Radio commercial campaign than Mr. Castle and even in Mr. Castle's commercials the only really strong campaign plank he communicated was that if he was elected senator he would cut spending. Mr. Castle was rather mute in his commercials on issues like rising health care costs, illegal immigration and high unemployment - issues people really care about; Mr. Castles campaign staff didn't really generate passion and excitement for their candidate. The national Republican party should learn an obvious lesson from this DE primary which is that the Republican National Party should mandate that for state primaries the Republican Party must open up their primaries to independent voters. In this years Republican senate primary in DE there was a total of 58,000 votes so approvximately one-third of registered republicans voted in the primary a respectable turn out. Nevertheless, 58,000 votes is not a lot of voters and if one considers that there can be political movements like the tea party movement which has a lot of excitement, sexiness, hippness to it which can merely by focusing its attention on a state generate a lot of voter support and ten to twenty thousand voters support is not that hard and that is all that is needed to make a difference. If Delaware Republicans allowed Independents to vote in their primary that would have opened up a potential voter block of 146,000 voters and if a third (the same percentage of registered republican voters that voted) actually voted in the primary that would have been an additional 48,000 voters, surely Mr. Castle would have made up the 3600 votes he would have needed to win the primary! What is also an important lesson to learn from this election is there is a certain percentage of citizens in America that are irrational, their judgment is really poor, I am referring to Tea Party voters in DE that voted in the Republican senate primary. This is said because even if a person believed that the Federal government needed to cut the budget irregardless of the consequences and lower taxes irregardless of the consequences and all the other purist conservative values the tea party espouses and even if that person believed Ms. O'Donnell fully supported all these values how could such a person vote for Ms. O'Donnell with all her ethical lapses even if only one of the significant allegations is true she doesn't have the character to be a U.S. Senator and look at her demeanor and the way she carries herself she doesn't have the stature to be a U.S. senator, senators have an elder, wise and serious persona about them which Ms. O'Donnell clearly lacks, it is indefensible a person voting for Ms. O'Donnell. The lesson I think good Republican leaders in America need to garnish from this development is that in future elections as long as the Tea Party is a significant force the leaders behind good Republican candidate campaigns have to plan on getting a higher threshold of voters than they would in the past these campaigns will have to plan on getting vote numbers to make up for the irrational tea party voter block.