Skip to comments.Why Palin Endorsed O'Donnell: A Theory
Posted on 09/09/2010 3:15:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin just offered a surprise endorsement of insurgent Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, calling in to Sean Hannity's radio show to offer her support. The news broke mainly on Twitter, after O'Donnell and Hannity tweeted it.
Dave Weigel points out some back-story here: O'Donnell's campaign manager, Matt Moran, comes from the campaign of Dave Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate in upstate New York who briefly captivated people who follow special House elections when he ran a campaign, fueled party by Palin's endorsement, that eventually forced the Republican candidate out of the race and handed the seat to Democrats. It was one of Palin's early forays into the endorsment game, and the discussion that surrounded that race in November 2009 centered on the rising influence of Palin and Tea Pariers in campaigns across the country.
Palin's endorsement (I suspect) may have had more to do with the Tea Party Express. That group, which has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on conservative candidates this year, put the Delaware Republican Senate primary on the map by endorsing O'Donnell over frontrunning moderate Republican Rep. Mike Castle and pledging to spend $250,000 on her (whether it hits that goal is probably up in the air).
Tea Party Express seems to have a good relationship with Palin, who has boarded its tour bus. It endorsed Joe Miller in Alaska not terribly long after Palin endorsed him, and the group was aware that Palin was eager for it to get involved.
But in Delaware, the roles appear to be switched.
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Incorrect. The rino 'pub establishmnet threw the election.
The Republicans greatest fear is winning control of this mess and having to be responsible. The Democrats are in charge and trying their best to blame Bush. As a complete cynic I think they will both try to lose and blame Obama. There is not a thing either party can do to stave off the coming complete collapse of the Federal, State, and Local Ponzi scheme they have perpetrated on unaware citizens. Both will attempt to lose and blame the other.
I probably doubled his hits on that article by posting it at FreeRepublic.
Is he even in the ballpark?
Probably not. I suspected over a month ago that Palin would endorse O'Donnell, and at the most effective time. She did. The Castle campaign probably doesn't have enough time left to shift strategy from anti-Christine to anti-Sarah quickly enough to change the trends.
david weigel , mr dem party former compost journolista is the last person to have a scoop on anything to do with palin or the tea party.
Modestly - I am sorry I linked...lol.
I think it more likely would be Rush’s awe inspiring dialog on voting for the most conservative and establishment be damned from yesterday.
‘Her people’, tea party expressers or not, wanted her to make a decision- so she did.
O’Donnell would have suffered if voters wondered why Governor Palin didn’t endorse her.
I’m sure she made the best decision, for many reasons.
I picked a great couple of days to be away from the computer. Geez...LOL. All hell done broke loose. I’m thrilled about this endorsement. What guts.
Dayum. I’ve been wondering what happened to you!