Maybe it was her utter ignorance of the constitution. Or it could have been her stubborn desire to serve on the senate foreign relations committee (perhaps due to her intimate knowledge of the inner workings of China), despite her obvious lack of experience. Or maybe, just maybe, it was all the Bill Maher attention.
Whatever the impetus, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has decided they will no longer commit any money to helping Republican Delaware senate candidate Christine O’Donnell beat Democrat Chris Coons — which means they likely believe the race is unwinnable.
From the Daily Caller:
Christine O’Donnell said she would close the gap in the Delaware Senate race if national Republicans would give her additional support, but that type of help is not going to come, according to NRSC Chairman John Cornyn.
“It absolutely would make a difference,” said O’Donnell on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” when asked if help from national Republicans would boost her chances to defeat Democrat Chris Coons in the race for the open seat. Coons currently enjoys a double digit lead and the race is not widely regarded as competitive at this point.
Cornyn, appearing on MSNBC, said that it is possible that O’Donnell will be swept into office by a major Republican wave but indicated that the NRSC believes its money is better spent on tighter races across the country.
Cornyn also stated the candidate was maybe too “green” for the party and needed to be a little more seasoned to handle this type of race, alluding to her myriad of gaffes on the trail.
It’s not her past that has come back to haunt her, so much as her inexperience at devising a plan to deal with her past. No issue makes this more clear than O’Donnell’s “I’m Not a Witch” ad, which took a silly three day media frenzy and turned it instead into an endless campaign joke. O’Donnell, perhaps finally learning a little something, has now admitted she regrets making the ad.
Via the New York Times:
First Christine O’Donnell dabbled in witchcraft, then she was emphatically “not a witch.” But apparently, the Republican candidate for Delaware’s Senate seat can’t seem to leave the coven behind her entirely.
On Thursday, Ms. O’Donnell made news on the supernatural front in an exclusive interview with Jonathan Karl on “Good Morning America.” When Mr. Karl ended the otherwise straightforward interview by asking Ms. O’Donnell about her Halloween plans, she volunteered the surprising tidbit that she regrets her first political ad, a spot that opens with her saying, “I’m not a witch.”
“I haven’t publicly stated this, and I don’t know if I’ll get in trouble for saying that, but our intention was to kill it and that’s not what happened,” Ms. O’Donnell said.
Maybe she can use some of this new found knowledge the next time she runs for public office.
O'Donnell Twitter account