Remember former U.S. Senate candidate, Tea Party favorite and anti-masturbation campaigner Christine O'Donnell? Well, for someone who is best remembered for her insistence that she is not a witch, O'Donnell put a pretty powerful hex on Mitt Romney's already sputtering campaign after summoning her endorsement last night…
Christine O'Donnell, who has endorsed Mitt Romney, appeared on CNN Wednesday and inadvertently drew attention to one of the charges against the former Massachusetts governor from his critics — flip-flopping.
"That's one of the things that I like about him — because he's been consistent since he changed his mind," O'Donnell said.
She said Romney is "humble enough" to admit he doesn’t always have the right answers and is open to making the "necessary changes" to his own view points sometimes, but maintained that he never betrays his core convictions.
It's difficult to see how Romney can survive receiving the support of O'Donnell on the heels of Dan Quayle's endorsement — talk about getting hit when you're down — but the campaign has taken the announcement in stride, touting O'Donnell's conservative credentials and anti-establishment cachet. And perhaps Romney needs all the endorsers he can get, ever since Newt Gingrich announced the support of The Illinois African American Libertarian Alliance (presumably, Newt has the vote of both members!).
Nevertheless, I doubt Iowa's all-important warlock vote is going to be swayed by O'Donnell's announcement. If legions of Dungeons and Dragons nerds are going crawl out of their basements and face the prospect of social interaction at a caucus meeting, it's probably going to be in the service of libertarian gnome Ron Paul.
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