Republican Shelby County Commissioner Mike Carpenter has kicked off an interesting discussion among his Facebook followers about Christine O’Donnell, the Tea Party favorite who pulled off a stunner and won the Republican nomination for Senate in Delaware this week.
She comes with a lot of personal baggage, including a trail of debts, lawsuits and controversial comments about a range of social issues.
Her win has opened up a chasm among Republicans. When GOP uber-strategist Karl Rove took a few shots at her, for example, right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh fired back at him.
Anyway, here’s what Carpenter wrote on his Facebook page:
” If a candidate for public office had a judgment against her/him from the mortgage company, an IRS tax lien and had failed to pay campaign staffers while she/he was living off campaign donations, would that be the kind of person we need in office? Oh wait, that’s Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell. At some point character has to trump political ideology.”