From Eric Dondero:
During her speech to the Values Voter Summitt on Thursday, in D.C. Republican Senate Nominee for Delaware Christine O'Donnell used language more typical of a libertarian think tanker devotee of Frederich Hayek. Right off the bat she blasted Obama-nomics and billions of dollars in stimulus spending as "a Keynesian fantasy."
Ralph Hallow, columnist for the Washington Times writes:
Most politicians and their advisers would have dismissed out of hand the idea using in a political speech the name of a long-dead British economist whose "pump-priming" theory of growth inspired generations of American liberals to regard government spending as a good, not an evil.O'Donnell has been known to take hardline free market stances such as "Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market," and "Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them." There are even rumors coming out of Delaware that she favors the gold standard and "auditing of the Federal Reserve."
Far from going over their heads, the reference to John Maynard Keynes drew hoots and applause from the evangelical Christians who made up most of the audience in the Regency Ballroom at the Omni Shoreham hotel.
See YouTube video from 2009, Christine O'Donnell On Socialism YouTube video.