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O’Donnell Cut Off By National Republican Senatorial Committee – Is the Race Over?

O’Donnell Cut Off By National Republican Senatorial Committee – Is the Race Over?

Maybe it was her utter ignorance of the constitution.  Or it could have been her stubborn desire to serve on the senate foreign relations committee (perhaps due to her intimate knowledge of the inner workings of China), despite her obvious lack of experience.  Or maybe, just maybe, it was all the Bill Maher attention.

Whatever the impetus, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has decided they will no longer commit any money to helping Republican Delaware senate candidate Christine O’Donnell beat Democrat Chris Coons — which means they likely believe the race is unwinnable.

From the Daily Caller:

Christine O’Donnell said she would close the gap in the Delaware Senate race if national Republicans would give her additional support, but that type of help is not going to come, according to NRSC Chairman John Cornyn.

“It absolutely would make a difference,” said O’Donnell on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” when asked if help from national Republicans would boost her chances to defeat Democrat Chris Coons in the race for the open seat. Coons currently enjoys a double digit lead and the race is not widely regarded as competitive at this point.

Cornyn, appearing on MSNBC, said that it is possible that O’Donnell will be swept into office by a major Republican wave but indicated that the NRSC believes its money is better spent on tighter races across the country.

Cornyn also stated the candidate was maybe too “green” for the party and needed to be a little more seasoned to handle this type of race, alluding to her myriad of gaffes on the trail. 

It’s not her past that has come back to haunt her, so much as her inexperience at devising a plan to deal with her past.  No issue makes this more clear than O’Donnell’s “I’m Not a Witch” ad, which took a silly three day media frenzy and turned it instead into an endless campaign joke.  O’Donnell, perhaps finally learning a little something, has now admitted she regrets making the ad.

Via the New York Times:

First Christine O’Donnell dabbled in witchcraft, then she was emphatically “not a witch.” But apparently, the Republican candidate for Delaware’s Senate seat can’t seem to leave the coven behind her entirely.

On Thursday, Ms. O’Donnell made news on the supernatural front in an exclusive interview with Jonathan Karl on “Good Morning America.” When Mr. Karl ended the otherwise straightforward interview by asking Ms. O’Donnell about her Halloween plans, she volunteered the surprising tidbit that she regrets her first political ad, a spot that opens with her saying, “I’m not a witch.”

“I haven’t publicly stated this, and I don’t know if I’ll get in trouble for saying that, but our intention was to kill it and that’s not what happened,” Ms. O’Donnell said.

Maybe she can use some of this new found knowledge the next time she runs for public office.

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1:14PM PDT on Oct 25, 2010

“Boston Tea Party of 1773 was a reaction to the British Parliament, not our own government. This event was one of several, at that time, which started a chain of events that led to our War for Independence from Britain.”

Since Boston was part of a British Colony wouldn’t that be a reaction to “our own government” (at the time)? And the War for Independence was open revolt against “our own government” (at the time)? Otherwise, I guess we’d all be Canadian.

(Pardon for venturing slightly OT.)

9:19AM PDT on Oct 25, 2010

One down more to go.

12:49AM PDT on Oct 25, 2010

I think Ms. Christie is helping her opponent, Coons to win. She is a real loon, that doesn't seem to be too interested in getting any votes, unless she's honestly trying to get a spot on as Comedy Central's next politician impersonator of some sort.

After all, people should get arrested for touching themselves. Like, hell yeah, I look in the mirror daily just to lust after myself and masturbate. *total eye roll*

8:46PM PDT on Oct 24, 2010

About time! It is unbelievable that idiots like her , Sharon Angle and Sarah Palin get given the time of day They are an embarrassment to intelligent women, and any person who votes for them will be responsible for taking this country back into the dark ages...

3:54PM PDT on Oct 24, 2010

I think it was because they knew she'd spend all the $$$ on living expenses.....;^)

9:21AM PDT on Oct 24, 2010

Politics can be too tough for some people. You have to read the Constitution, learn about biology and evolution. That's WAY too much!! Not to worry. Faux News will probably have a Special Reporter segment all set up for Ms. O'Donnell, but AFTER Halloween though, because she's on duty then.

4:33AM PDT on Oct 24, 2010

Another one bites the dust!

8:31PM PDT on Oct 23, 2010

That's one down.

8:13PM PDT on Oct 23, 2010

She's an idiot. She does not understand elementary school level biology science, cannot achieve a 6th grader's grasp of the basic fundamentals of evolution, and cannot understand that the separation of church and state IS in the First Amendment (because that exact phrase was not used, the meaning and intention of the text is beyond her limited comprehension). She is a backward, religiously deluded , homophobic moron, who earns her living by running for office.

7:30PM PDT on Oct 23, 2010

It's hard not to gloat but I'm trying. I'd say it wasn't her fault but she has a history of seeking attention by taking radical stances.

She "sow(ed) the wind and reap(ed) the whirlwind."in some teachings the wind is the same as breath. Or she just has an inability to keep her foot out of her mouth.

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