Dear Palin and DeMint: Go to Delaware, Now

Krauthammer: You got Christine O'Donnell this far; now make her win
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2010 10:04 AM CDT
Dear Palin and DeMint: Go to Delaware, Now
Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell talks with family members in between television interviews, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, in Dover.   (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

Charles Krauthammer comes out firing at Jim DeMint and Sarah Palin today, calling their endorsements of Christine O'Donnell in Delaware "reckless and irresponsible." It's nice to trumpet statements like "support the most conservative candidate," but he reminds them of Bill Buckley's caveat: "Support the most conservative candidate who is electable." And by nearly all accounts, O'Donnell is not in the general election.

"The very people who have most alerted the country to the perils of President Obama's social democratic agenda may have just made it impossible for Republicans to retake the Senate and definitively stop that agenda," he writes in the Washington Post. If DeMint and Palin disagree, he'd like to see them hustle over to Delaware to campaign for her. "You made it possible. Now make it happen. I would be happy to be proved wrong about O'Donnell's electability," he writes. "Stay in Delaware and show us you were right." More O'Donnell news here.
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