Christine O'Donnell's Bewitching Endorsement of Mitt Romney
1 year ago
Christine O’Donnell casts her support to the former governor
Political junkies may remember the name Christine O’Donnell, from last year’s Tea Party takeover of the House during the mid-term elections.
She’s ‘not a witch.’ And yet as a Delaware candidate for the U.S. Senate, O’Donnell spent several news cycles redirecting attention from an obscure video clip, in which she discusses dabbling in witchcraft.
Apparently, it’s all far enough in the past for former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney to happily accept O’Donnell’s endorsement of his presidential bid.
“Christine has been a leader in the conservative movement for many years,” Romney said in a statement Tuesday. “Christine recognizes that excessive government threatens us now and threatens future generations, and I am pleased to have her on my team.”
In a statement announcing her support, O’Donnell praised Romney as a “Washington outsider:”
“For me, this endorsement comes down to trust. I am endorsing Governor Romney because I trust him to do the right thing. He has the strength of conviction to do the right thing regardless of opposition.”
Just for mid-week giggles, check out the instantly viral campaign ad that effectively killed the momentum in O’Donnell’s 2010 senate race. And then there’s the spot-on Saturday Night Live parody of that ad.