Tea Party Favorite, and candidate for U.S. Senate Christine O’Donnell, was stumped at her recent debate with Democrat Chris Coons about the First Amendment’s religion clause.
The comment came during a debate on WDEL radio with Democratic opponent Chris Coons, who argued that local schools should teach science rather than religion, at which point O’Donnell jumped in. “Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?” she asked. The audience at Widener Law School was taken aback, with shouts of “whoa” and laughter coming from the crowd. Coons then pointed to the First Amendment, which states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
“You’re telling me the First Amendment does?” O’Donnell interrupted to ask.
Whoa is right!
Rasmussen has a Chris Coons lead of 11 points, and that is the smallest lead recorded in any of the major surveys. The Real Clear Politics average of all major surveys has Coons up by over 17%. Chalk this one up for the Democrats. The United States Senate will have some new and strange members in the next session, but a witch will not be amongst them.