Monday, October 18, 2010
O'Donnell Goes Rogue!
Republican candidate Christine O’Donnell has taken another page from Sarah Palin’s playbook by going rogue and blaming the GOP for her expected defeat. On ABC’s This Week O’Donnell said, “We’re hoping that the National Republican Senatorial Committee will help us, but it’s two and half weeks left, and they’re not.”
O’Donnell is already making excuses. She said, “The state party isn’t helping us, and we’re asking the National Republican Senatorial to help us. We’ve got the Democratic Senatorial Committee coming after me. We’re hoping that the National Republican Senatorial Committee will help us, but it’s two and half weeks left, and they’re not.”
What O’Donnell didn’t bother to mention is that raised $3.8 million from late August through the end of September. She has more money in the bank than her Democratic opponent Chris Coons, who has $2.6 million, so although O’Donnell is trying to blame a lack of support from the state and national Republican parties for her troubles, money is not the issue. In a small state like Delaware, almost $4 million could buy her all of the negative ads that she could ever need to run.
Christine O’Donnell’s reasoning is deeply flawed. Her problem is not that Coons is popular but that she can’t convince many of the state’s Republicans to support her. Only 68% of the state’s Republicans are supporting her. Her issue is not that voters have too much of a positive perception of Chris Coons, but that almost a third of her own party members aren’t supporting her.
The state and national GOP aren’t going to support her. She has tons of money already, and she is a loser of a candidate. O’Donnell is likely upset because the GOP is actually making her spend the money that she raised. O’Donnell has a well documented history of using campaign funds as her personal bank account. For O’Donnell, winning the nomination was like hitting the lottery. She probably can’t wait to get her hands on that cash. What wrong with the Republican Party? Don’t they realize that a lazy, jobless, Grifter for God has to eat?
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Posted by Lenny Wagenknecht