Saturday, October 30, 2010

Christine O'Donnell Watch: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Because we DC residents don't have representation in Congress, it's only fair that we get to choose a nearby Congressional race to report on. We have adopted the United States Senate race in Delaware starring Christine O'Donnell, the Republican nominee and Tea Party candidate.

During a recent debate with her Democratic opponent, Chris Coons, O'Donnell caused the audience to gasp when she asked, "Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?" Her lack of understanding about the Constitution was as breathtaking as it was unnerving, particularly because she claims to have attended a graduate fellowship at the Claremont Institute -- which turned out to be only a one week course.

O'Donnell's Constitutional knowledge gap manifested itself this past week when her campaign threatened to sue radio station WDEL for posting a video of her interview on the Internet. Yes, really. The threat was, fortunately, later withdrawn.

Various polls put O'Donnell between 10 and 20 percentage points behind her rival. But in politics the unexpected can happen, especially because O'Donnell has access to a power that Coons may not be able to access. She said, "The day that we saw a spike in the polls was a day that some people had a prayer meeting for me that morning for this campaign so I believe that prayer plays a direct role in this campaign and I always ask please pray for the campaign."


  1. The same day that poll showing only a 10 point lead came out another poll was done showing a 20 point lead.

    Stop fear mongering.

    Write about that fantastic rally today if you have nothing else to write about.

  2. This clip is on the long side, but I think in it K.O. (Keith Olbermann) does a fantastic job of summing up: Why if the Tea Party Wins, America loses:

    It's an interesting watch.