Oh, Christine O’Donnell, remember her?
She was the Mensa candidate from Delaware last year, the one that actually made commercials for her Senate run in which the center of her platform was revealed to be that she does not practice witchcraft. Shockingly, Delaware voters selected a different candidate, and opponent Chris Coons was elected. But O’Donnell still feels she is relevant enough to endorse a candidate stupidly, which she went on TV and did.
O’Donnell appeared on CNN’s American Morning, telling host Carol Costello that Romney was the right choice due to his consistency. However, as Costello pointed out, Romney is known for “flip flopping” on major issues– like health care, abortion and climate change. (And we’re not talking little drifts in a left or right direction, like full blown, total 100% opposite position espousing.) When Costello corrected her, O’Donnell managed enhance her flub considerably, commenting:
“That’s one of the things I like about him, because he’s been consistent since he changed his mind. And I think that he is humble enough to say that I don’t always have the right answers.”
Romney’s camp responded to the statement, which is kind of sad because O’Donnell inadvertently drew massive media attention to what is one of the GOP candidate’s least-marketable features. A statement issued in response said in part:
“Christine has been a leader in the conservative movement for many years. Christine recognizes that excessive government threatens us now and threatens future generations, and I am pleased to have her on my team.”
Does Christine O’Donnell’s opinion influence your opinion on Mittens one way or the other?