This ought to push Hillary over the top -- not. Christine O'Donnell, the tea party darling, I-am-not-a-witch former Delaware Senate candidate, says she hopes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton runs for president in two years and defeats President Obama in the Democratic primaries.
"I would love to see her take out Obama," O'Donnell told ABC's "Good Morning America." "You know, I would even be tempted to change my registration so that I could vote for her in the Democratic primary."
But not in November 2012. O'Donnell, who was beaten decisively by Democrat Chris Coons earlier this month, says she would stick with Republicans in the general election.
O'Donnell's Senate campaign went off the rails when reports trickled out about her past stands on social issues and her remark more than a decade ago on Bill Maher's "Politically Incorrect" television show that she had dabbled in witchcraft as a teenager. She subsequently aired a campaign commercial in which she attempted to assure voters that "I am not a witch." But that backfired, she later admitted.
As for 2012, "I love everybody in the Republican side who's even considering throwing their hat in the ring, so I'd be happy with any candidate who gets the Republican nomination," O'Donnell said Tuesday. And that includes Sarah Palin, who endorsed O'Donnell in her campaign, even though Palin "shoots from the hip." But O'Donnell does like Hillary and took to her Twitter account to praise her handling of the WikiLeaks document dump. "You go girl," O'Donnell tweeted. For the record, Clinton has denied emphatically that she has any intention of running for president -- in 2012 or beyond.
Watch video from the O'Donnell interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos.
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