Say hello to an average American citizen
Christine O’Donnell says her “I Am Not A Witch” ad is an attempt to reintroduce herself to the public… after some old video put a damper on her national debut.
Delaware’s Republican U.S. Senate nominee was still savoring her stunning primary victory when the video clips from her past television appearances resurfaced.
Let’s just say, the old Christine wasn’t exactly the image the new Christine wanted to project — thus the reintroduction.
“I’m an average American citizen. I’m an average Delawarean, I want to go to Washington to do what most Delawareans would do,” O’Donnell said in a CNN interview . “That’s what my message ‘I’m you’ means.”
O’Donnell says she’s not embarrassed by those video clips in which a young O’Donnell talks about her theory of evolution, her views on abstinence and her dabbling in witchcraft.
“Today you have a 40-something woman running for office, not a 20-year-old. So that’s a big difference,” O’Donnell said, in the rare interview.
O’Donnell has the backing of the conservative Tea Party Express and Sarah Palin. But she says the former Alaska governor is not a political counselor.
“She does not advise my campaign,” O’Donnell said. “She gives me ‘you go girl’ advice. ”
Photo Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (O’Donnell at the Family Research Council’s Values Voters Summit in Washington)