Since her win in the Delaware primary, Christine O'Donnell has become the darling that her opponents - Democrat and Republican - love to hate. It does appear to me that she has been a bit of a media hound throughout her life; there are a lot of excerpts out there of things she said on this program and that event which seem perfect for 30-second mudslinging attacks. Making her another face of so-called Republican "extremism" is her Democrat opponent's and Big Media's tactic of choice. So out come all these out-of-context charges from her past.
However, if Christine conducts herself on the campaign trail like she conducted herself on Hannity's program last night, then I am proud to be a Republican "extremist." (Part 1 & Part 2 of the Hannity interview). Sign me up, because her message is consistent with the Constitutional freedoms our Founders envisioned. As is usual, when given the opportunity to respond to the personal attacks, Christine responds honestly, clearly, and cogently.
Democrats love mudslinging attacks - as long as they are doing the slinging. And, boy, are they slinging it at Christine O'Donnell. Well, if Democrats are so intent on dredging up one's past that has no relevance to this campaign, then how about recalling that it was the Democrat party that insisted on clinging stubbornly to southern slavery? How about recalling that Democrat congressmen seceded from the Union? How about recalling that old-line Democrats opposed the expansion of rights given to freedmen in their states?
Ridiculous charges in today's politics? Admittedly, yes. But no less ridiculous than dredging up every off-the-cuff comment Christine O'Donnell ever made as a young adult and basing a campaign on that. Setting the two side by side, I'll take Republican "extremism" any day.