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Christine O'Donnell: I Was Obama's Top Target
Pundit Press ^ | 2/9/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi

Posted on 02/09/2011 7:03:35 AM PST by therightliveswithus

Former Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell has re-entered the headlines. The Delaware native has recently announced that she has signed a book deal after her defeat in the Senate race last year. In that election, Miss O'Donnell polled 40% in a largely blue state. O'Donnell gained much traction with many conservatives last year after Mark Levin and other radio hosts endorsed her over Representative Mike Castle for the nomination. The primary in September gained national attention and saw O'Donnell beating Castle 53-47%.

Now O'Donnell is back in the spotlight, saying that the White House had pegged her as the number one target in the 2010 midterms. This has come out in an email circulated from her to her supporters. This also comes after frequent ridicule by Democrats and the media.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: de; odonnell

1 posted on 02/09/2011 7:03:44 AM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus

Yes, she and Angle were prime targets.


2 posted on 02/09/2011 7:04:30 AM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: JaneNC

They were the low-hanging fruit, as the results proved.


3 posted on 02/09/2011 7:05:23 AM PST by Huck (one per-center)
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To: therightliveswithus

And you know what, every conservative that supported her over Mike Castle was vindicated in the lame duck session of Congress that followed the election. We all got to see exactly the type of senator that Castle would have been.


4 posted on 02/09/2011 7:05:35 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: therightliveswithus

Top target? Or fat target?


5 posted on 02/09/2011 7:06:15 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: therightliveswithus
This also comes after frequent ridicule by Democrats and the media.

Didn't matter. She never had a chance in that state, anyway.

6 posted on 02/09/2011 7:10:59 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: therightliveswithus

Yes, she was the top target because she would be seated immediately as a replacement for Joe Biden. She woulod have been the 42 vote in the senate.

She had to be defeated.


7 posted on 02/09/2011 7:11:05 AM PST by eCSMaster (My memory's not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.)
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To: therightliveswithus

After running off the road to ruin in November Obama and the MSM combined with wimpy Republicans have got us back on track.


8 posted on 02/09/2011 7:12:45 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: therightliveswithus

I don’t know if Christine knows her victory in the primary wasn’t based on hopes she was going to win the general. It was about expunging RINOs wherever possible.

As such, she served her purpose well in the campaign. Now, if she harbors any ideas about running for office again, she should start local and prove her abilities at that level and go from there.


9 posted on 02/09/2011 7:13:57 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: 1rudeboy
"...Top target? Or fat target?..."


What?
Whom did you instead support in the recent Delaware election?

10 posted on 02/09/2011 7:17:36 AM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: 1rudeboy

What? Lame.


11 posted on 02/09/2011 7:17:40 AM PST by DWC (historian)
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To: Blue Jays; DWC

Sorry, I meant “unelectable.”


12 posted on 02/09/2011 7:19:09 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: therightliveswithus

I donated to her campaign and wish she would have won. Karl Rove, you know the guy who’s going to make sure a RINO is our nominee yet again, he showed us where the GOP stands.


13 posted on 02/09/2011 7:19:29 AM PST by Scythian
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To: 1rudeboy

fat target? are you talking moochelle cheeseburger?


14 posted on 02/09/2011 7:20:43 AM PST by biggredd1
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To: ScottinVA

“Didn’t matter. She never had a chance in that state, anyway.”

If she had been a better candidate she could have won, despite the media ridicule. I don’t have anything against her per se - but she was not a quality candidate.


15 posted on 02/09/2011 7:22:24 AM PST by Cathy
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To: 1rudeboy

Wow, that’s profound. There is no need for comments like that. Could have said the same about paladino, but preferred not to say it. There is a purpose for candidates to run, even if they don’t win. When I was young I helped in the campaign for goldwater. What came from that was a great president in ronald reagan, think positive instead of lame.


16 posted on 02/09/2011 7:38:00 AM PST by DWC (historian)
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To: DWC

In terms of profundity, equating O’Donnell with Goldwater is . . . .


17 posted on 02/09/2011 7:41:06 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: therightliveswithus

Christine O’Donnell: I Was MSM Top Target.


18 posted on 02/09/2011 8:13:10 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: therightliveswithus

Laughable....

Where ELSE could Biden be sent to campaign where it would have helped, other than his home state?

And sending Obama was to associate him with a win; Democratic candidates elsewhere in the country were terrified of having Obama sent to “help” them.

She lost by 16 points to a non-entity in an atmosphere where Democrats were getting massacred left and right.


19 posted on 02/09/2011 8:16:00 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: pnh102

Yes. It was worth a great deal to get Mike Castle out of there. He is well to the left of most Democrats, the darling of the corrupt Republican establishment in Delaware.

Somehow or other we need to weed out that establishment. No way we can ever flip that state without getting rid of the corrupt losers and crooks who run the party there. They were at least as responsible as Obama for O’Donnell’s loss.

Presumably that will require a revolt among Delaware Republicans. But it would also help if we could rid ourselves of Karl Rove and the insiders at the national level who continue to lend them their support.


20 posted on 02/09/2011 8:17:07 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 1rudeboy

Not the point, if you can understand the fact that the media attacked candidates who may be problem later to them Can you imagine if she had won? They would go ballistic. Now as far as being electable, no candidate would have beaten that marxist. Stop the attack of anyone who had no shot at winning. Find winning candidates.


21 posted on 02/09/2011 8:31:10 AM PST by DWC (historian)
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To: 1rudeboy
"Sorry, I meant “unelectable.”"

I suppose that you were convinced of that by the LSM.

As long as you continue to let the liberal media tell you who is electable and who isn't, the RATS will survive.

22 posted on 02/09/2011 8:53:25 AM PST by Redleg Duke (I DO NOT BELIEVE THE LIBERAL MEDIA!)
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To: therightliveswithus

Yep, although she wasn’t so much a target as an opportunity. They didn’t “target” her because they wanted to defeat her — they were sure of that.

They made her the national face of the tea party movement, in the hopes of turning around the national election. They used her as the generic bogeyman, to shut down Angle, Buck, Rease, Toomey, and Fiorina.

They succeeded in most cases, Toomey managed to hang on but acknowledged the difficulty posed by the white house strategy.


23 posted on 02/09/2011 9:31:03 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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