After being widely mocked following revelations that she once dabbled in witchcraft, Christine O'Donnell felt compelled to release an ad to set the record straight. "I'm not a witch...I'm you," the Delaware GOP Senate candidate and Tea Party darling declared in a bizarre 30-second spot that brought on even more ridicule.
"Really, you're me?" Jon Stewart asked. "Because I don't recall the last time I had to deny I was a witch." Stewart noted that O'Donnell was about 16 point down in the polls, "probably because she exhibits the type of judgment that has her denying she's a witch while appearing in front of what appears to be steam from a bubbling cauldron." Bill Maher pointed out that it was the first time a candidate had to deny being a witch in a campaign since the Massachusetts primary of 1692. Jimmy Fallon quipped that O'Donnell's "I'm not a witch" ad was pretty good, "though not as effective as her opponent's slogan, 'I'm not Christine O'Donnell.'"