"I Am Fighting Two Political Parties Here in Delaware"

Posted: Sep 17, 2010 7:05 AM
Politico's recap of last night's O'Donnell/Coons debate is startlingly positive:

"It's no secret that there's been a rather unflattering portrait of me painted these days," O'Donnell said. "I am fighting two political parties here in Delaware."

In her first joint appearance with Democratic Senate nominee Chris Coons, O'Donnell addressed the controversial comments that have rocketed through the blogosphere and cable news as national notoriety about her candidacy increases.

Read the whole thing.  As someone who was (is?) publicly skeptical about O'Donnell's ability to mount a competitive campaign, I must say I'm impressed with how she maneuvered around several potential landmines with reasonable and reassuring answers.  If you think she can pull this thing out, you know what to do.