The nationally televised showdown -- which due to greater entertainment value than political significance may as well have been advertised as "The Marxist vs. The Witch" -- saw O'Donnell revisit issues surrounding an article that Coons wrote for the Amherst Student during his final year at Amherst College. Coons explained that the article -- titled "Chris Coons: The Making of a Bearded Marxist" -- was a joke, written with his former "Young Republican" roommates in mind, who criticized Coons for his registration with the Democratic party.
We'll let Coons make the case for himself:
"If you take five minutes and read the article, it's clear on the face of it, it was a joke," Coons said.
But the question remains, "Chris Coons: bearded Marxist or clean-shaven capitalist?" Surge Desk dug up the article so you can take your sweet time reading it and decide for yourself:
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