Last night I watched the debate between Christine O’Donnell (R) and Chris Coons (D), candidates for the U.S. Senate in the upcoming election.
I do not live in Delaware, but with all the hullabaloo about Ms. O’Donnell, I was curious to hear what she had to say.
I could scarcely believe my ears. She rambled. She ranted. She attacked. But most of all, she parroted. Nearly everything out of her mouth was nothing but conservative rhetoric.
Fresh ideas? Innovative solutions? Hardly.
And she seemed to lack the ability to answer yes or no when asked a direct question. Instead, she rambled at length, never failing to insert the trigger words and phrases conservatives know and love. As one news source put it, “O’Donnell was sometimes at a loss for words and other times flat-out unwilling to entertain the question during the debate.”
When asked if she still believes evolution to be a myth, she begged off by saying, “What I believe is irrelevant.” Really? When it comes to the matter of whether the schools might one day be required to teach “creationism” along with evolution, her stand on the issue is very relevant.
Whether one agrees or disagrees with the philosophies expressed by either candidate, Christine O’Donnell’s political inexperience was painfully evident in her parrotlike answers.