NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — Political commentator Tamara Holder today defended her position that Christine O'Donnell is "an unelectable disaster." O'Donnell beat out Rep. Mike Castle on Sept. 14 in the primary race for the U.S. Senate and now faces a Democratic county executive, Chris Coons.
"O'Donnell is crazy," Holder said. "She has insane ideas and religious beliefs that premarital sex and lust are wrong.
"I am positive that the good people of Delaware would prefer a candidate who is not bound by sexual repression or religious insanity."
Holder predicted that Coons will get "at least two-thirds of the vote" despite allegations that he has financially mismanaged his county to the point that it has lost its bond rating.
"People can overlook what a candidate actually does when he or she promises to bring about fundamental change," Holder said.
She praised Coons as a "good Democrat, somebody who can be trusted to raise taxes and support President Obama's agenda to redistribute wealth."
"It remains to be seen that anybody who is against a bigger federal government can win in today's political climate," she said. "People want the federal government to supply their food stamps, health insurance, rent subsidies and so forth. People in New Hampshire are like most urbanites on the coasts in that they want the government to do more, not less."
Holder appeared on the Fox Network's Hannity Show on Sept. 16 and said O'Donnell could not win against Coons because she wants to cut back federal spending and reduce the size and control of the federal government.
"While Democrats are making plans on things they can do to help people and revive the economy," Holder said, "O'Donnell's solution is to get the government less involved. That simply won't fly in New Hampshire, where people have realized they cannot succeed without federal intervention.
"New Hampshire citizens love the federal government and have become so reliant on it for the goods and services they need that they will never vote for somebody who wants to cut taxes and let people keep their own money to spend as they wish."
After noting that Holder was upset with O'Donnell's stand against premarital sex, host Sean Hannity asked, "Would you prefer that she said 'I've had 100 sex partners before I got married'?"
"Sure," Holder said, "if she did, if she did. Honesty. Why can't she be honest?"