As if the freak-show which is the Christine O’Donnell Senate candidacy couldn’t get any freakier … she comes out with a new stream of idiotic blather. The latest example of her mindless religious inanity was reported by CNN’s Political Ticker blog (WebCite cached article):
In a recent interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Christine O’Donnell listed both God and Gloria Steinem as sources of inspiration and influence when times get tough on the campaign trail. …
She continued that her success in politics can be directly tied to prayer: “The day that we saw a spike in the polls was a day that some people had a prayer meeting for me that morning for this campaign so I believe that prayer plays a direct role in this campaign and I always ask please pray for the campaign; please pray for our staff; please pray specifically that the eyes of the voters be opened.”
That’s right. O’Donnell thinks that, when asked in the form of prayerful requests, God cranks up her poll numbers.
Oh, and in an effort to compare herself with Jesus — whom Christians believe died for everyone — the hyperreligious-lunatic-for-Senate claimed that running for office was like “dying”:
O’Donnell then delved into faith stating, “God is the reason that I’m running. If I didn’t believe that there were a cause greater than myself worth fighting for, if I didn’t believe that it takes a complete dying of self to make things right in this election cycle I would not be running and when you die to yourself you rely on a power greater than yourself so prayer is what’s gotten us all through.”
I hardly know what to say about this walking train-wreck any more. Really.
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