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September 18, 2010

O'Donnell: "I Dabbled Into Witchcraft"

A couple of things...

It's old, 1999, and she's obviously changed her mind.

Still, it's not quite the kind of thing a candidate wants to have to talk about or having people talking about in general.

Added bonus...Bill Maher says he has more unaired clips of her from back in the day and he'll be playing them once a week unless O'Donnell agrees to come on his HBO show.

What could go wrong?

O'Donnell has canceled her scheduled appearances on Face the Nation and Fox News Sunday. That may or not be related to this disclosure but it's not a good thing.

I know it's not going to change the minds of a lot of her supporters but obviously this isn't gong to help with actual voters in Delaware. A candidate who is relatively unknown and already comes with some baggage needs to make voters more comfortable with them not less. She needs to be focusing on the issues and not whether or not she was a witch. And personally, I don't think Maher is bluffing. I'm sure the clips with be equally stupid but also equally distracting.

This is the vetting thing Ace was talking about. You can get by without this stuff coming out when you are the sacrificial lamb against Joe Biden. When you are a national symbol of a movement? Not so much.

I will also say this...she's getting far more vetting than Obama ever did. It's not right and it's not fair but it is reality.

At some point it becomes too much and voters either roll their eyes and say they don't care about this unending parade of embarrassing news and support her while others will hear it all and simply are impervious to her policy message.

The question is, which group is bigger?

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posted by DrewM. at 02:55 PM

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