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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.

    Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images News/Getty Images


    Tags: Christine O'Donnell, Delaware, Senate, Tea Party
  • BuzzFeed & Indecision: UnSuper Tuesday LIVE, 4/24 7:30pm ET

    Comedy Central's Indecision is teaming up with BuzzFeed for live streaming coverage of tonight's East Coast GOP primary returns, starting at 7:30/6:30c. Catch the livestream right here at indecision.cc.com, at ustream.tv/unsupertuesday or at buzzfeed.com/unsupertuesday.

    Our own editorial producer Mary Phillips-Sandy is hosting alongside BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith, with BuzzFeed politics reporter Zeke Miller providing real-time updates from campaign sources and social media.

    Join us tonight at 7:30pm, and tweet us your questions and comments with the #UnSuperTuesday hashtag.


    Tags: Ben Smith, BuzzFeed, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Primaries, Rhode Island, UnSuperTuesday
  • GOP Primary Continues to Inspire Record Levels of Apathy

    Since Rick Santorum dropped out of the GOP primary two weeks ago, it's been kind of a one-man race. Sure, Newt Gingrich keeps chugging along, huffing and puffing and sweating like he's just eaten a spicy meatball sub. But, as even he has begun to acknowledge, the race is over, and Mitt Romney has won.

    Boring

    Voters in the Northeast aren't embracing to the better-than-expected weather Tuesday, with election officials across the region reporting exceedingly light turnout in primary contests across five states…

    [T]urnout remains light in the Keystone State — and across the Northeast — lending a high volatility in some of the day's most interesting races…

    According to Delaware Election Commissioner Elaine Manlove, fewer than 1,000 absentee ballots had been submitted before Tuesday, and reports there said turnout "is very light." "I think people probably think it's a done deal"…

    If Gingrich is unable to prevail in Delaware, Tuesday night could also signal the beginning of the end for his struggling campaign.

    Yes, tonight is the beginning of the end. As opposed to the last four months, when Newt lost one primary after another, with the exception of his home state of Georgia. If you think about it, tonight is really more the end of the end for Newt. And now that his campaign is officially on its deathbed, he's ready to abandon it.

    You can't really blame voters for not being more psyched about Mitt Romney. He has all the personality of an electronic voting booth and all the excitement of a freshly starched suit.

    Romney 2012: Yeah, sure, I guess?

    Photo by JHill Street Studios/Getty Images


    Tags: Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Primaries, Rhode Island
  • Newt Gingrich: Seven Ways in Which He Can Still Win

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    Despite grumblings that Newt Gingrich might somehow actually manage to pull off a win in Delaware tonight, word on the street — that one big street they have in Delaware, I mean; you know the one — is that Newt Gingrich might be suspending his campaign tonight. Mostly probably because Mitt Romney has won, but there's likely a bunch of other reasons, too.

    But, is this the right thing for him to do? Yes, almost certainly, but maybe not. Here's a bunch of actual ways in which Newt Gingrich can still actually win actually…

    1. The Break in the Dam ScenarioGingrich aide R.C. Hammond explains that a big win for Gingrich in Delaware tonight could conceivably renew interest in his campaign and keep Romney from getting a true plurality of delegates before the convention this August.

    2. The Schroedinger's Mitt Scenario — A theoretical physicist will somehow manage to convince Mitt Romney to climb into a box along with a small flask of hydrocyanic acid and a bit of radioactive substance. Once the box is closed, there will be a 50 percent chance that the radioactive substance will trigger the flask to break thus killing the Republican frontrunner and a 50 percent chance that it will not. Therefore, Mitt Romney will be both alive and dead at once, proving once and for all to voters that he is unable to make a firm stance on any position. Frustrated and confused voters then flock to Gingrich.

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    Tags: Delaware, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Republicans
  • BuzzFeed & Indecision: UnSuper Tuesday LIVE, 4/24 7:30pm ET

    Comedy Central's Indecision is teaming up with BuzzFeed for live streaming coverage of tomorrow night's East Coast GOP primary returns, starting at 7:30/6:30c. Catch the livestream right here at indecision.cc.com, at ustream.tv/unsupertuesday or at buzzfeed.com/unsupertuesday.

    Our own editorial producer Mary Phillips-Sandy is hosting alongside BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith, with BuzzFeed politics reporter Zeke Miller providing real-time updates from campaign sources and social media.

    Join us tomorrow, Tues. April 24 at 7:30, and tweet us your questions and comments with the #UnSuperTuesday hashtag.


    Tags: Ben Smith, BuzzFeed, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Primaries, Rhode Island, UnSuperTuesday