Posted on | September 5, 2010 | 30 Comments
Levin is rapidly becoming talk radio’s most Web 2.0-savvy host. He’s got nearly 40,000 Twitter followers and more than 200,000 fans on Facebook. And he’s not only reading blogs, he’s arguing with bloggers:
Allahpundit over at Hotair, linking to like-minded bloggers here and there, argues, among other things, that he thought Beck was wrong when Beck said he’d rather have seen Obama as president than McCain. This is off the mark. I criticized Beck for the same thing. But comparing a conservative challenge to a liberal in a Republican primary to Obama v. McCain in a general election is incoherent. . . .
Read the whole thing. The subject is the Delaware GOP Senate primary, where Levin is Christine O’Donnell’s most influential supporter. Here’s his June 24 interview with Christine:
O’Donnell points out that she could beat Mike Castle in the Delaware with as few as 20,000 votes. Let’s parse those numbers just a bit. According to a CNN exit poll, 27% of Delaware voters in 2008 were Catholic, and 39% of those voted for John McCain. So roughly 11% of the Delaware electorate are Republican Catholics — probably solid pro-lifers — and in 2008, the turnout in Delaware was 408,000 voters.
So let’s say there are 40,000 pro-life Catholic voters in Delaware, and there have got to be at least 10,000 pro-life evangelical Protestants. If there are 50,000 pro-life voters in Delaware, that’s almost exactly the total turnout (50,237) in the 2008 Delaware GOP primary. But this is an off-year election and, in 2006, the total vote in the Republican primary was 14,386.
Do Delaware’s pro-life they know that Mike Castle gets only a 10% score from the National Right to Life Committee? Do these pro-life voters know that Mike Castle was one of only 11 Republicans who voted against a law that would have made it a federal crime to transport a minor across state lines for abortion without parental notification? Have they seen the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List’s endorsement of O’Donnell, when SBA president Marjorie Dannenfelser said:
“Unlike her primary opponent, who has an explicitly pro-abortion voting record, O’Donnell has expressed her strong determination to be a vocal advocate for women and unborn children in abortion debates on the floor of the U.S. Senate . . . A new women’s movement which affirms its original pro-life roots is making its way to the U.S. Senate and O’Donnell is one of its brightest new stars.”
Forget about everything else: This is about life vs. death, Christine O’Donnell is pro-life, and I know what pro-lifers are like. They vote. They will crawl through broken glass and scale a 10-foot fence with three strands of concertina wire on top just to get to the polls on Election Day, if you show them a candidate who will stand up for the right to life. We know who that candidate is, don’t we?