Christine O’Donnell: I’m Not A Witch
It’s a good ad, and makes it hard to paint her as some outside-the-normal ‘extremist’ or ‘kook.’
The “I’m not a witch” line comes, of course, from an old clip of Maher’s “Politically Incorrect” where some discussion led to her saying she’d dabbled a little in witchcraft in high school with someone she’d been dating. And, predictably, the lamestream attack media is using it in an attempt to form opinions of her.
Her Primary victory over Castle is one of the high marks of the Tea Party movement. We are sick of the Establishment, from either side, trying to put two bad choices in front of us and make us vote for the lesser of two evils. I know, Libertarians have been arguing that for decades, but in my opinion a Libertarian vote is nothing more than a symbolic protest in an entrenched two-party system.
Now, she faces an uphill fight against the Democrat Coons in a liberal part of the country. As it stands now, she’s behind. But, with four weeks to go, anything can happen.
My complaint here is it almost seems like she’s doing too much “damage control.” Even when they first started playing the PI clip, and the “witch” charge started making its way around the interwebby thing, I really thought the best way to handle it would be to embrace it and run with it.
She should use the “Bewitched” theme music in an ad (and should have done that within a week of the charge), or as Rush Limbaugh just said a few moments ago, twitch her nose at the end of the ad. Somehow channel Elizabeth Montgomery. How many of us grew up watching that show, and knew Samantha was no threat to anyone? I think this tactic would have not only taken the teeth out of the original clip, it would have shown a sense of humor, and simultaneously showing how bitter, sniping, and petty her detractors are.
Would I be wrong there?