Jon Stewart: Democrats will blow it if they keep talking about Christine O'Donnell's view on masturbation

NPR's Fresh Air recently aired a live interview with Jon Stewart. Most of it contains answers to typical interview questions about the Daily Show, but Stewart's thoughts on Christine O'Donnell are interesting.

Mr. STEWART: Poor Christine O'Donnell. Look, she said something on MTV 20 years ago. I am the last person to judge someone who said weird things on MTV 20 years ago.

Mr. STEWART: You know, I feel like again, this woman, Christine O'Donnell, she may be qualified. She may not. I'm not all that impressed with what's in the Senate right now. But the last thing that I would suggest is that her witchcraft or masturbation stance is what we should be even thinking about or focusing on, and I think that's an enormous mistake that the Democrats will make.

Because we like to sit around the office and try and think – we have a little game called How Will the Democrats Blow It.

Mr. STEWART: And that's the way they'll do it is they'll think somehow that that will resonate with voters, that 20 years ago Christine O'Donnell on MTV said masturbation, you know, is a sin. And, you know, they'll play it, and they'll ridicule it, and the voters will be like, yeah, I don't have a job. That's how they'll blow it.

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