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Thank You.....from Delaware
Self ^ | 11/03/10 | exit82

Posted on 11/03/2010 8:08:40 AM PDT by exit82

Fellow Freepers,

I want to humbly thank you for the support you gave to Christine O'Donnell here in Delaware.

So many of you gave money, prayers and moral support as we here tried to break the Democrat hold on the good people of Delaware.

Today, you will hear stories about Christine--about what a poor candidate she was, how Mike Castle was the better choice and a guaranteed win in DE for the GOP, and that she ran a poor campaign.

Believe NONE of it. I had the distinct pleasure of meeting and talking with Christine numerous times during this campaign as Mrs.exit82 and I attended various campaign events.

I heard with my own ears what she stood for, what she would do in the Senate, especially in the lame duck session. I saw her interact with all kinds of people, even those opposed to her. I saw her stand up for the unborn, for the Constitution, for fiscal sanity, for repealing Obamacare, for upholding conservative principles.

I also know that Mike Castle would NOT have won Delaware. The Democrats would not have elected a faux Democrat when they could have voted for a real one in Coons. Obama and Biden would never have come here to help Mike Castle.

As far as running a poor campaign, I don't think so. She had a little more than eight weeks to ramp up an organization, from a shoe-string in the primary, all in the face of no help from her own party in the beginning, and the media onslaught against her.

After all, why discuss issues when we can discuss dabbling in witchcraft 25 years ago, whether she paid her bills, whether she believes in evolution or not.

In the end, it was not enough. The braindead people in Northern Delaware, who had their property taxes raised by Coons three times, over 50%, just couldn't resist pulling the "D" lever one more time.

Christine O'Donnell has guts. She took the hits and did her best. Her defeat of Mike Castle changed Delaware politics forever.

Anyway, no doubt she will be analyzed and criticized and joked about ad infinitum.

However, to me, she is me. And I am proud of her. She helped change the landscape across the country by sticking to her principles.

The purpose of this post is just to say "thank you" to all you Freepers that helped in any way to get her elected. You buoyed our efforts, knowing there were folks all over pulling for us.

Freepers are the best people on the planet. I have been one since late 1998, and I have seen that over and over.

Words are inadequate, but I hope you all know how much I, and we here in Delaware, appreciate all of YOUR efforts on behalf of our little state.

This was one battle, not the war.Our country is worth fighting for, and I sincerely hope Christine will once again be in the fight for all of us.

Thank you, Freepers. You are the best.


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KEYWORDS: christine; delaware; freepers; teaparty
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To: rex regnum insanit

Sorry about NY. You’re right though—a strong message has been sent ot he national GOP to get on board or get run over.

Like your tagline—plus I get to try to translate Latin!


51 posted on 11/03/2010 8:40:14 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: tgusa

Apparently that is the case. Well I certainly don’t want to go there.

I mean, I would not want to be smelled by their senator.


52 posted on 11/03/2010 8:40:43 AM PDT by chris37
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To: HospiceNurse
Why not EARN a senate shot by working your way up through the state house. Career politicians only can apply, huh? I guess we need to let Wisconsin know so that Johnson can resign and let Feingold back in the Senate.
53 posted on 11/03/2010 8:40:50 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Jane Long

Thank you, Jane, for helping with the phone bank, even from Texas. Every little bit helped.


54 posted on 11/03/2010 8:41:31 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82

At least we fought for what was right not just for a seat. Any republican who supports cap and trade is no republican.


55 posted on 11/03/2010 8:42:56 AM PDT by McGruff (A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs)
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To: Slyfox

She reminds me of a little Sarah Palin.

She has the same character, and that character is one that the libs cannot tolerate, becasue it shows their vacuousness and shallowness.


56 posted on 11/03/2010 8:43:26 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82

Believe it or not, Christine O’Donnell was the FIRST EVER politician that I had ever donated money to in my life. Not a dime to McCain, not a dime to Bush. Christine is a very inspiring figure and I couldn’t just stand by and watch her being attacked viciously by the mid-stream media, even on DE primary election night by the liberal Marxists on MSNBC. I was proud to have stood up for Christine, a true conservative and a woman of principle. Delaware, you made the wrong choice, sorry. I just wonder what would have happened, as Ms. O’Donnell said today, if the Delaware state GOP and Castle had fully backed her what would have the outcome have been? We will never know. But I know I will support Ms. O’Donnell in the future for any political office.


57 posted on 11/03/2010 8:44:22 AM PDT by chippewaman
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To: Eagle of Liberty
EARN a senate shot by becoming a career politician? Did you really just say that?

No, that was your inference. Never hire anyone to do an important job without looking at their resume.

58 posted on 11/03/2010 8:45:00 AM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: max americana

Bless you in CA, too. I think we have similar feelings today. Thanks to brain dead Dems, we have Sen. Boxer and a retread Gov. Moonbeam. Sheesh!


59 posted on 11/03/2010 8:45:22 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82
I will never forget how Karl Rove treated her. That traitorous bastard!
60 posted on 11/03/2010 8:46:08 AM PDT by McGruff (A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs)
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To: Steely Tom

She is a really decent person, and her character shown through. Coons, on the other hand is an insufferable boor, vindictive, too.

But the liberal media couldn’t be bothered with reporting examples of that, now, could they?


61 posted on 11/03/2010 8:47:21 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: GOP_Harley_Guy

She’s cute. Think she’ll date me?


62 posted on 11/03/2010 8:48:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Karl Rove: The Republican Jimmy Carter.)
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To: exit82

And an Amen from me. I too have met Christine O’Donnell on more than one occassion. She is a geniuine person who is deeply concerned about the state and its people.

Frankly, Christine O’Donnell is too good for Delaware. They deserve Coons and his tax increases. At no time did he address issues of concern, but attack he did, on the most trivial things.

And the RINOs who stabbed her in the back, It ain’t over yet. We’re coming for you.


63 posted on 11/03/2010 8:48:26 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: frogjerk
Yes. The thing I keep wondering is, if Mike Castle was such a strong candidate in DE, why couldn't he win his own party's primary? If you can't even win your primary, what does that say about your chances in the general election?

There are just some states that will elect 'Rats no matter what. Look at places like CA. The place is falling apart and they keep on beating themselves over the head and electing 'Rats. Same with NY. Those kind of places need to hit absolute rock bottom before anyone other than a 'Rat has a chance. NJ kind of went through that last year. MI went through it this year.

64 posted on 11/03/2010 8:49:25 AM PDT by chimera
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To: HospiceNurse
She was unqualified and unprepared to be Senator.

Do you know she was the Republican candidate for senator in 2008? What did she become unqualified since then?

65 posted on 11/03/2010 8:49:35 AM PDT by McGruff (A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

I, too, can’t figure out some Americans. Is it Stockholm Syndrome? Why can’t they vote in their obvious best interests?

I really think our educational system has accomplished its real mission.


66 posted on 11/03/2010 8:49:42 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: HospiceNurse

She is certainly qualified, according to the Constitution.

Cute had nothing to do with it. She was smarter, and more correct on the issues than Coons.

She was certainly prepared to go to DC and be a Senator and vote against Cap and Trade.

I don’t understand your thinking. Neither does Al Franken.


67 posted on 11/03/2010 8:52:29 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Psalm 144

Now I see why Psalm 144 is your nick. Excellent.


68 posted on 11/03/2010 8:53:32 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: McGruff
Do you know she was the Republican candidate for senator in 2008? What did she become unqualified since then?

Did she win? Did she even have a college degree then? Had she ever held a significant elected office then? She is cute though.

69 posted on 11/03/2010 8:56:54 AM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: PhatHead
Palin said on Fox that the exit polls showed that even Castle wouldn't have won last night. Is that true? Yes.

That's a stretch. They base their story on exit polling. It's no surprise that those who left their homes to actually vote would skew favorably to Coons. There is absolutely no method of determining if Castle would have won in Christine's place.

Don't get me wrong; I wanted her to win, and prefer strong conservatives to run rather than the Castles of the world, but it's a bit silly to assume Castle would have lost. But I doubt a Castle win would have been satisfying at any rate. Better to have sent the message within the GOP that conservatives will be favored in the primaries.

70 posted on 11/03/2010 8:56:59 AM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: hoosiermama

Thanks for the prayers, and for all of your pings, too, during the campaign. Didn’t get a chance to respond to all of them, but appreciated them nonetheless.

Saw Christine up close with the farmers here when the Delaware Farm Bureau gave her their endorsement. They loved her, and farmers know bullcrap when they see it.

They didn’t see ANY that day.


71 posted on 11/03/2010 8:57:03 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: listenhillary

Thanks. May the makers increase and the takers decrease....


72 posted on 11/03/2010 8:57:59 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: anoldafvet
I got a call from the NRSCC this morning asking for a donation. I told them my answer was 2 words: Christine O’Donnell.

Bless you! Gave me a much needed LOL!

73 posted on 11/03/2010 8:59:21 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: denydenydeny

I think you made a great point. She was the point person and took a lot of heat that would have been directed against other conservative candidates.


74 posted on 11/03/2010 9:00:49 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Luke21

Yes, and the same results.

Well, hopefully RINOs will be now be on the endangered species list.


75 posted on 11/03/2010 9:02:40 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82

Well she was a poor candidate.

She lost. I don’t even care that Coons won, better him than Castle.

Looking back I now wish that Lowden had won in NV. She would have beat Harry Reid.

There was nothing wrong with her, she was a conservative. I think we need to learn a lesson from these losses.


76 posted on 11/03/2010 9:04:01 AM PDT by JRochelle (My predictions on 2/3/2010: It will be Thune/Rubio in '12.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Reid and Nevada are officially married to the mob. That relationship comes with some serious prenups.

One question that I have though.....How does scum of the earth Harry Reid win and his son Rory lose?
77 posted on 11/03/2010 9:04:13 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (formally known as Kerretarded....I changed my name)
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To: hosepipe

She sure did do good(sic).

I know I could not have handled what she did with such grace and poise.


78 posted on 11/03/2010 9:04:53 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Reddy

Thanks for your help, Reddy. She showed Castle the door, and exposed Tokyo Rove as a RINO clown.

This was a time for choosing, and some Pubbies failed the test.


79 posted on 11/03/2010 9:07:01 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty
How does scum of the earth Harry Reid win and his son Rory lose?

This was business, not personal...

80 posted on 11/03/2010 9:07:34 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: exit82
It seems to me that O'Donnell was undone by those snotty nosed, elitist RINOs who were afraid she would “embarrass” the Republican party.
81 posted on 11/03/2010 9:09:16 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: McGruff
Any republican who supports cap and trade is no republican.

Amen to that, FRiend.

We shall soon see what the GOP is really made of.

82 posted on 11/03/2010 9:09:18 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: HospiceNurse
Did she win? Did she even have a college degree then? Had she ever held a significant elected office then? She is cute though.

So, instead, elect the guy who already HAS a resume and has made consistent property tax increases on the people of Delaware. Is that the experience she needed?
83 posted on 11/03/2010 9:11:05 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (formally known as Kerretarded....I changed my name)
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To: exit82
Too many great comments to respond to, but I agree with most of you. I also donated to Christine's campaign as well. Here is why she lost IMHO

1. Republican Party did everything it could to defeat her both in the primary and the general.

2. The Republican establishment, Rove, Cornyn, Castle, Krauthammer, continued to trash her even after she won the primary. After the primary she still could have recovered from the primary wounds if she had gotten complete support from the Republicans. She didn't. She was treated like a joke (refer to #4)

3. Primary too close to general election. She didn't have enough time to overcome mistakes, and missteps in her short campaign. If she had the time to run that 24 minute video over & over she could have won. It was FANTASTIC.

4. She didn't fight back hard enough against the smears. Where was the OUTRAGE? Fight all smears head on with the truth, even if it isn't flattering.

Best of luck to you Christine, God bless you.

84 posted on 11/03/2010 9:11:55 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: chippewaman

Thank you, chippewaman, for that inspiring post.

I stood in the cold for over five hours yesterday as a poll greeter for her, and I wore her Team Christine T-shirt proudly—first time I ever did that for any political figure.

I know I voted for the best candidate yesterday. I was at her concession speech in Dover last night, and saw her class up close. She has the potential to go very far, because she believes in the people of Delaware and America. She’s the real deal.


85 posted on 11/03/2010 9:13:01 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: NTHockey

Yes, the folks up north DE better get their checkbooks out. The Taxman cometh!

Glad you saw the same goodness in her that I did.


86 posted on 11/03/2010 9:15:36 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Mr. Bird

I was answering the question of what the exit polls showed, and the answer isn’t a stretch, it’s a fact.

As for the the hypothetical of what would have happened in an actual race, I agree completely: that is unknowable. I wish somebody would explain that to Karl Rove and David Frum. The only thing we know right now - with the benefit of hindsight - is that O’Donnell couldn’t win a general election - and Castle couldn’t win a primary.

Maybe this is what long-term change looks like. After all, a conservative can never win the general without winning the primary. Or maybe this is just Delaware, and it’ll always be left-wing...


87 posted on 11/03/2010 9:16:02 AM PDT by PhatHead
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To: faucetman

Agree with your analysis, except for No. 4.

She did fight back, but the media would not report the outrage.

It was an uphill battle all the way.

Good analysis.


88 posted on 11/03/2010 9:20:24 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: JRochelle

Correction—she was, and is, a great conservative candidate.

She was more courageous in her fight for conservative principles than very few other Republicans I have ever seen.


89 posted on 11/03/2010 9:22:27 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
I think it was more of a message from the party elites to the Tea Partyers. We're still in charge. Trouble is we ain't listening pal. You got two years to show us you got the message or you will become the 3rd party.
90 posted on 11/03/2010 9:23:03 AM PDT by McGruff (A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I think you nailed it-—an honest conservative was an “embarrassment” to the blueblood RINOs in New Castle County.


91 posted on 11/03/2010 9:23:57 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82
Tell Miss O'Donnell that she's helped expose a lot of trolls on FR. The filth posted by some so called “Conservatives” concerning her character was nauseating!

She should enjoy more success after we further purge the RINOs out of the GOP (assuming the GOP continues to exist).

92 posted on 11/03/2010 9:31:53 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: exit82

A democrat with an “R” next to his name is the same as a democrat with a “D” next to his name.

Good job, Christine. And thank you!!


93 posted on 11/03/2010 9:33:16 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: max americana

Along with talk show host Todd Schnitt.


94 posted on 11/03/2010 9:35:01 AM PDT by sport
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To: exit82

Thank you, too! I agree with every word you said. Now that the DE GOP is in a shambles, I am jumping in to help them rebuild properly!


95 posted on 11/03/2010 9:42:58 AM PDT by MarkLevinFan (Thank me!)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Yes, and so many “concern trolls”. Good riddance!!!


96 posted on 11/03/2010 9:46:11 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: cotton1706
A democrat with an “R” next to his name is the same as a democrat with a “D” next to his name.

Worth repeating...and remembering!

97 posted on 11/03/2010 9:48:04 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: MarkLevinFan

Glad you are in on the re-build of the GOP.

Rush talking about Christine right now, in a great way.


98 posted on 11/03/2010 9:49:22 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: McGruff
Do you know she was the Republican candidate for senator in 2008? What did she become unqualified since then?

Oh, she's always a candidate. And yes, she was a bad candidate in 2008 too and was soundly thumped by 30 points. It's just that no one cared because she was the official sacrificial lamb.

Did you know she also ran for the Senate in the Republican primary in 2006? See, she lost (badly) and instead of endorsing and supporting the Republican nominee, O'Donnell chose to run a 3rd party write in campaign. Kinda funny how she complains now about not receiving the support of her losing primary opponent when she essentially did the exact same thing just a few years ago.

99 posted on 11/03/2010 10:01:10 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: exit82
Rush talking about Christine right now, in a great way.

"Christine moved Delaware toward the right" praise from Rush.

100 posted on 11/03/2010 10:29:53 AM PDT by TYVets
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