Christine O'Donnell, the chatty Republican candidate for senator in Delaware, is no laughing matter, says Beau Biden, the state's attorney general.
"She should be taken seriously," the son of Vice President Joe Biden tells CNN
. ". . . My party is taking her seriously." Many Delaware Democrats wanted to Biden to seek his father's old Senate seat, but he deferred, chose to run for AG, and is supporting Democratic Senate candidate Chris Coons.
O'Donnell, a Tea Party fave who is also backed by Sarah Palin, has been haunted by remarks she made in the 1990s about masturbation
, and saying she once dabbled in witchcraft
. "It's not about what you see on the national television shows," Biden said, "it's about where they [O'Donnell and Coons] stand on issues."
He quickly sidestepped when asked if he thought his father might consider running for president in 2016. "He's completely committed to making sure Democrats are elected on Nov. 2 and that this administration wins in 2012 -- but most importantly, brings the change that [Biden and Barack Obama] both set out to do on cold days in Iowa" back in 2008, he said of his dad.