From Our “Gee, Do Ya Think?” File, Christine O’Donnell Edition
In her new book, former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell calls the infamous “I’m Not A Witch” ad the lowest point of her 2010 campaign:
Christine O’Donnell reveals in her new book that the “lowest moment” of her failed 2010 Senate campaign came when the Delaware Republican made the now-infamous assurance to voters: “I am not a witch.”
Writing in her memoir, “Troublemaker: Let’s Do What It Takes to Make America Great Again,” set to be released on Tuesday, the tea party-backed former candidate says she never wanted to make the ad but was urged to do it by an insistent media consultant.
“It was a wrong-headed move, made for all the wrong reasons, but it was mine,” O’Donnell writes, according to The Associated Press, which bought a copy of the book on Thursday
The “witch” ad, later parodied on “Saturday Night Live,” was “my lowest moment of the 2010 campaign,” O’Donnell writes.
The decision to create the ad came after a clip from the 1990s in which she said she “dabbled” in witchcraft as a teenager was posted on the internet last fall, though O’Donnell contends that it was leaked before she had seen or approved it.
The consultant who O’Donnell says urged her to create the ad, Fred Davis, responded to her claims in an email message to the AP on Thursday. “I wish her well with her book, and her future,” he said. “That was a very unusual campaign.”
To say the least.
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