I've never seen a political TV ad which began with a U.S. Senate candidate saying, "I am not a witch." I'll bet you haven't either, but if we go to Delaware, we probably can.
She is, of course, Christine O'Donnell, the Republican candidate in Delaware. It all started when she said she had "dabbled into" witchcraft, whatever that means. Then there was some quote about a date on a "Satanic altar," but I don't quite understand that either. Her ad also says that along with not being a witch, "I'm you." Well, no--younger, prettier and a woman. She is against masturbation, which she once compared to adultery. I thought it took two to adulterate, but what do I know. She's also against Hare Krishna. I'm not sure why. I'm also not sure how she writes her list of things she's against.
Everyone at first thought she was a preposterous candidate, but that's changed. Since she won the GOP primary, she's raised, the state's largest newspaper says, 2.7 million dollars. Small state, Delaware. Big bucks. The Democrats also have a candidate--it's Joe Biden's old seat, after all. But I think he's a pretty average guy. Maybe they could get him to resign and nominate a warlock.
Now wouldn't that be a bewitching race to watch?