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This sounds like it could be interesting

From Chris “Mad Bitch Beer” Cillizza:

Tonight’s Delaware Senate debate between marketing consultant Christine O’Donnell (R) and New Castle County Executive Chris Coons (D) will be carried live on CNN and co-moderated by the network’s lead anchor Wolf Blitzer.

Judging from that treatment, a casual viewer might conclude that the race for Vice President Joe Biden’s old seat is among the most competitive in the country.

That, of course, would be wrong. Way wrong.

In the Real Clear Politics polling average on the Delaware race, Coons hold a lead of 17 points over O’Donnell.

Whoever is advising Chris Coons is committing malpractice. With a 17 point lead this late in the game the only smart move is to run out the clock.

Let’s say O’Donnell goes out there and proves that everything bad that has been said about her is true. I doubt that will happen, but anything is possible. What good does it do for Coons? Nada planada.

But let’s say she comes out and seems reasonably intelligent and normal, which is what I expect to see. Coons gains nothing and O’Donnell will likely narrow the gap between them.

But what if she seems intelligent and normal and Coons commits a major gaffe? If that happens it’s a whole new ballgame.

I suspect the DNC and the White House are behind Coons’ decision to debate. They are hoping to discredit the entire Tea Party Movement by embarrassing O’Donnell. It’s kinda suspicious the CNN is televising the debate live, too.

I’m no fan of O’Donnell but I see a very unpleasant similarity between the progressive witch hunt that has been launched against her and the ones launched against Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin. When are they gonna treat a male candidate the same way?

The debate is on CNN starting at 7:30 p.m. eastern (4:30 p.m. Pacific) Everyone should tune in to catch at least a little of it because regardless of what actually happens the chattering classes will declare Coons the winner.

Trust your lying eyes and ears, not the media.

This is an open thread