JEFF PEARLMAN

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History in the making

For anyone living in a cave, Christine O’Donnell is running for the Senate out of Delaware. She’s the Tea Party candidate—a woman who, in the past, has admitted to trying witchcraft (once) and said masturbation is immoral. She also, ahem, can’t manage her own budget, went to one or 10 or 100 or 1,000 different colleges, blah, blah, blah.

Put simply, she’s a mess.

So how do we clean messes in politics? By releasing what must be considered the dumbest, lamest advertisement of all time.

“I’m not a witch” would be funny for her to say, and she’d earn points for self-deprication. Sadly, there’s none of that here. No humor, no wink-wink. Literally, she wants to make certain you know she’s not a witch. Boo!

Here’s what this election comes down to: Are there enough people out there who’ll vote for O’Donnell based on either her looks or the ‘R’ next to her name? If so, she wins—and we’re screwed.