If you are an online gamblers and were hoping to get a sense for where Delaware Senate candidates stood on the issue, then you were very disappointed from the Christine O’Donnell debate with Chris Coons. The two candidates squared off on several issues, none of which involved online gambling. However, it shouldn’t only be the fact that the online gambling issue wasn’t addressed that should discourage Delaware voters, it should be the apparent lack of knowledge about the constitution shown by Christine O’Donnell that should have voters scratching their heads.
Without a doubt most people don’t know the constitution in and out in detail, but then again, those people usually aren’t running for Senate.
In a debate, O’Donnell, the GOP candidate for Senate in Delaware, questioned where in the Constitution the separation of church and state appeared. When the Democrat Coon kindly enlightened her, she responded with “That’s in the First Amendment?” It’s a response you would expect from a blonde airhead and not one running for Senate. I’m not a politician, and I won’t be voting in Delaware, but I do feel that a candidate that bases her qualifications for running for Senate on her extensive knowledge of the constitution, and yet clearly is clueless when it comes to the details of that same constitution should be at the very least, troubling, for both voters and her supporters.
Come on. Seriously? Perhaps O’Donnell should take her act to China where things like constitution and rights aren’t all that important. It seems the conservative think tank known as The Claremont Institue, which isn’t actually a university, and the fellowship that allowed O’Donnell to glean her valuable knowledge about the constitution over the course of a grand total of seven days wasn’t quite up to standard.
Can anyone run for Senate? It seems like if you complete a game of trivial pursuit you’re qualified. Just saying.