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  • The Return of Christine O'Donnell

    Could you even ask for a better pick-me-up on a kind of drab Monday afternoon?

    Christine O'Donnell, the tea party favorite whose unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate in 2010 was punctuated by a television ad proclaiming "I am not a witch," says she's considering another run to represent Delaware in 2014.

    "I think I owe that to my supporters, to at least consider a run," O'Donnell told Delaware Online. "People sacrificed. Not only came out of their comfort zone – sacrificed to work hard in order to win the primary. And I think that I owe it to them to give it every consideration."

    You do! You totally owe it to them. And what's more, you owe it to people like me. People who rely on politicians like O'Donnell to pay their rent and put food on their families.

    The way I see it, the day that she went on television and opened up her mouth and started decrying the evil of masturbation and sunbathing, she made an implicit promise to America that she would never take her very special brand of crazy away from us. And where has she been for the past two years? What are we all to do with this Christine O'Donnell-shaped hole in our hearts?

    I demand that Christine O'Donnell run for office of some sort every year, from now until we get tired of her. Or until it looks like she might win.

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    Tags: Christine O'Donnell, Delaware, Senate, Tea Party
  • Christine O'Donnell Curses Mitt Romney With Endorsement

    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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    Tags: Christine O'Donnell, Iowa, Mitt Romney, Primaries, Republicans