By now you've probably seen Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell's latest television ad, where she tells the viewer, "I'm you." But if you haven't, here it is:
She's wearing a black suit, pearls, and soft pink makeup. Since "you" could be a lot of people, I'm not sure whether I'd recommend this look for "you," but for her, it's not bad.
But it is different. This isn't just a departure from her usual look. This look has all the hallmarks of someone else's usual look: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Not sure? See for yourself:
people just can't stop talking about her resemblance to Sarah Palin. She seems to be casting about for a style role model among the candidates who have come before her. I'm not sure that it's working for her though. As you know, I recommend that you dress like yourself, not someone else.