“Christine O’Donnell’s campaign just emailed me the following response from campaign manager Matthew Moran:
“‘Christine overwhelmingly won her primary battle against the establishment candidate, so Ms. McCain’s vast experience in politics and running for office probably won’t influence many Delawareans of any age to listen to her latest rant. Her parents are truly a class act, and am certain they brought her up to be more respectful of a possible future colleague. As Christine rises in the polls, and repairs the damage done by the establishment with their false statements, the campaign will continue to focus on jobs and the out of control federal spending.'”
“Can it be that the conscience of the Republican Party resides in a 26-year-old woman who has never held elective office and derives her authority, not to mention name recognition, for the fame of her father? I am referring to Meghan McCain, daughter of the once-forthright John, who said of Christine O’Donnell, the erstwhile witch and current Republican senatorial candidate from Delaware, that she is a ‘nut job.’…
“Meghan McCain put her finger on the sorry state of the GOP. It has fallen into the arms of Beckian extremists, a horde of people who look to the oddly-venerated Glenn for wisdom and primers on the constitution. It is a movement that reveres a past that never existed, that rewrites history with an ideological pen and has things happen in the past that they seek for the future. As Wilentz points out, James Madison and other founding fathers wanted a strong central government and had a healthy distrust of organized religion. Smart guys, the founding fathers.”
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