It’s an exciting week in Delaware! Last night, Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, the tea-party sensation, and Chris Coons faced off in a nationally televised debate at the University of Delaware. Nancy Karibjanian, of Delaware First Media, was co-moderator with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. I learned a few things: both the national media and Delaware media dislike Christine, Coons is not a Marxist, and O’Donnell is not a witch. I’m still left wondering how they are going to bring jobs to Delaware but hey, they attacked the real issues.
Tomorrow, President Obama and Vice President Biden fly into town for a fundraiser in Wilmington to try to keep Biden’s old Senate seat in Democratic party hands. This will be Biden’s third visit home to help Coon’s bid. I feel for my brother and sister-in-law who are flying into Philly around the same time. Anyone who has flown into, out of, or through the Philadelphia airport knows that the staff there deal extraordinarily well with people, security, and stress. Dan and Lilly, see you on Sunday.
And finally, the event that trumps all events, tonight’s Edge of Seven Fundraiser at Deerfield Fine Wines! I invited Obama and Biden but have not heard back. Perhaps they will surprise us.
For a mere $10 donation at the door, your contribution supports an incredible cause AND you gain access to the following:
- A wine tasting!
- A stacked raffle. We are giving away: gift cards to Grassroots, Best Buy, California Tortilla, Harry’s Savoy Grille, and the Platinum Group. We are auctioning a gift basket of treasures from Peru, an REI backpack, spots at the Argentine Tango Wine Dinner, a haircut, and a flambeau porcelain bowl. I will be bidding on everything.
- Guest speakers Marilyn and David Dickey will be sharing the highlights of their experience this summer in Nepal.
- Networking galore! We have UD students, business owners, politicians, educators, and professionals from all walks of life at the event. Bring your business cards.
- Wine. Stock up for the holidays!
I hope to see you tonight! If you can’t make it, but would like to contribute, please visit http://www.crowdrise.com/edgeofseven.