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Christine O’Donnell: Why isn’t the NRSC doing more to help me?
Hotair ^ | 10/15/2010 | Allahpundit

Posted on 10/15/2010 9:30:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Presumptive answer: Because she’s down by 20 points and resources aren’t infinite?

O’Donnell’s comments in her exclusive interview with Fox News followed an offhanded remark she had made in her ninety-minute exchange with Coons: “I’ve had to fight my party to be here on this stage to win the nomination, and to some extent I am still fighting my party.”…

But when this reporter asked O’Donnell herself how she is fighting her own party, the Republican nominee was ready to cite chapter and verse. Tthe Democratic senatorial committee is running ads against me. The Democratic Party is running ads against me,” she said. “The Republican Party on the state level, or on the national level, neither have come in to help me close the gap in the polls. And my opponent, there’s so much to attack him on, yet the NRSC refuses to play, and that, that baffles me. Because he’s a – he’s a sitting duck. There’s a lot to go after him [on].”

If Coons, who’s sitting on a giant lead and set to host Obama and Biden tomorrow, is a “sitting duck,” what does that make every other Democrat in the country? The NRSC (and, by extension, conservative outside groups) are looking at tight but winnable races in Nevada, Alaska, Washington, Illinois, and West Virginia; they’ve got healthy but not prohibitive leads in Pennsylvania, Florida, and Missouri; and they’ve got longshots with a prayer in California and Connecticut, neither of whom needs outside money to pay for ads but who’d certainly benefit from any kind of boost. Given all that, would you guys seriously advise Cornyn et al. to pour money into Delaware — at least before you see some movement for O’Donnell in the polls? At AmSpec, Jeffrey Lord cites sources who complain that the NRSC is sitting on $6 million reserved for Marco Rubio. Given that that race could change overnight if Meek dropped out and endorsed Crist, keeping money onhand for an emergency ad buy in an expensive market seems like … a prudent move, quite frankly. And don’t forget that not only does O’Donnell have $4 million in her own coffers, but bashing the NRSC and the Republican “establishment” the way she’s doing right here is bound to squeeze a few more bucks out of voters in the base. In fact, is that what this is about? Just playing good cop/bad cop with the NRSC to rile up conservatives into donating to her again? Or is it a case of setting up the establishment as a scapegoat if she loses? If only the NRSC and Karl Rove had bought her a few extra ads…

I can understand a new ad buy if next week’s polls suddenly show her within nine or 10 points, but until there are signs of life, how is more money at this point a smart expenditure for Cornyn?




TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backstabbingagain; christineodonnell; cornyn; delaware; dirtytricks; karlrove; misogyny; nrsc; nsrc; romney; senate; tokyorove
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1 posted on 10/15/2010 9:30:30 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Because Karl told them not to.
2 posted on 10/15/2010 9:31:34 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: SeekAndFind

SOURCE : http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2010/election_2010_senate_elections/delaware/election_2010_delaware_senate

Rasmussen has O’Donnell down by 51-40 with 5% undecided as at 10/15/2010


3 posted on 10/15/2010 9:31:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Short answer: they don’t want to throw their money down a rat hole.


4 posted on 10/15/2010 9:32:22 AM PDT by stormer
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To: SeekAndFind

well lets take a look...Cornyn, McConnel, Hatch, McCain, Burr and a few others


5 posted on 10/15/2010 9:32:57 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: SeekAndFind; Brices Crossroads; Clyde5445; onyx; Al B.; Lakeshark

Allahputz now shilling for Cornyn and his decrepit NRSC?


6 posted on 10/15/2010 9:33:36 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: SeekAndFind

If Karl had kept his mouth shut she’d be right in it right now.


7 posted on 10/15/2010 9:34:06 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: SeekAndFind

If she somehow manages to win - and Delaware’s polling data is notoriously inaccurate, especially this year - she’ll remember this non support.


8 posted on 10/15/2010 9:34:10 AM PDT by Badeye (I can see NOVEMBER from My HOUSE.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Guess Delaware voters want to give the state more of their money.


9 posted on 10/15/2010 9:35:17 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

Because the Republican party is not a conservative party.

The Republican party regards unhyphenated conservatives just as the Democrat party regards simple Negroes:

tools

- to be picked up, used and discarded at will.

The Republicans and the Democrats are the same party, the government party. They are rivals but they are not enemies, and they are joint owners of the same franchise.


10 posted on 10/15/2010 9:37:41 AM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: stormer

No, they are upset one of their own (RINOs) got the boot.

They support underdogs all the time.


11 posted on 10/15/2010 9:38:00 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Karl Rove and his RINOS are sending a message to Sarah Palin with their treatment of Christine O’Donnell. They have already anointed Mitt Romney as their candidate for 2012 and will begin their attacks on Palin once the mid-terms are over. So this is a sign of things to come from the anti-Palin RINOS.


12 posted on 10/15/2010 9:38:13 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: stormer

“Short answer: they don’t want to throw their money down a rat hole.”

Sorry - it’s Krybaby Karl who’s the ‘rat hole’.


13 posted on 10/15/2010 9:38:25 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone
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To: 9YearLurker
Yup. Her place in the polling is partially due to Republicans like Karl Rove telling people that she was no good. Thanks Karl!

Personally, I think she can still win. But, just imagine the election results -- after the NRSC does nothing to help her -- if she loses by less than 5%. What will the party say? "See, we were right?" I think they will look very bad.

14 posted on 10/15/2010 9:38:42 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: stormer; BnBlFlag; Pelham; dixiechick2000; Travis McGee

you don’t like her anyhow given your lib posting here, you’re probably pulling for the bearded marxist

i just gave her 500 bucks

conservatism ain’t about giving up

pu$$y


15 posted on 10/15/2010 9:38:47 AM PDT by wardaddy (the redress over anything minority is a cancer in our country...stage 4)
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To: SeekAndFind

Because you knocked their fair headed boy out of the race. To Karl Rove, etal,the Establishment Republicans,a/k/a The Country Club Repubkicans, a/k/a, The Democrat’s Butt Boys/Girls, you are not a member of the annointed ruling class. We gotta keep the peasants in their place.


16 posted on 10/15/2010 9:39:04 AM PDT by sport
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To: SeekAndFind
This traitor probably cost her 10 points.


17 posted on 10/15/2010 9:40:06 AM PDT by McGruff (I Love the Smell of Desperation in the Morning. Smells like Victory!)
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To: stormer

You need to be over at DU.


18 posted on 10/15/2010 9:41:07 AM PDT by sport
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To: SeekAndFind

The reason - the RINOs in charge of the NRSC don’t want conservatives in Washington. Conservatives are as mush a threat to them as they are to the left. Or am I being redundent...

I have not supported the NRSC since 2005, or the party in general. Individual candidates only.


19 posted on 10/15/2010 9:41:38 AM PDT by meyer (Tax the productive to carry the freeloaders - What is it with democrats and slavery?)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Somethign else I'll say:

I hope the party has no expectations that Republican voters will always support Republican candidates. The lesson that Karl Rove is teaching me is that if you see a Republican in your district who doesn't "measure up", then you should ignore them, send them no money, and just not go to the polls for them. Is that the message they want to send?

'Cause if Mitt Romney is the Republican nominee in 2012 ... well ...

20 posted on 10/15/2010 9:42:31 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: SeekAndFind
Because she, like many others in the “Class of 2010” pose a direct threat to the existing ruling class. That group of people include liberals/progressives/socialists, democrats, RINOs, and republicans.

If she wins her race in 2010 the national organizations will be marginalized and they know it.

So, which would be better - to support a winner, or attempt to defeat her? Those living outside the beltway have one answer; those living inside have another. Guess who has which answer.

Any other questions?

QED

21 posted on 10/15/2010 9:42:45 AM PDT by Nip (A COIN carrier since 1975.)
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To: Badeye

I sure as heck won’t forget it. All these sour grapes Republican primary losers forgot sportsmanship, good manners and TEAMWORK! Their true colors haveshown me enough.

We’ll do fine this year but the next battle to finish the job is 2012.


22 posted on 10/15/2010 9:42:56 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!)
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To: jimbo123; Virginia Ridgerunner; onyx; Brices Crossroads; Clyde5445
Karl Rove and his RINOS are sending a message to Sarah Palin with their treatment of Christine O’Donnell. They have already anointed Mitt Romney as their candidate for 2012 and will begin their attacks on Palin once the mid-terms are over. So this is a sign of things to come from the anti-Palin RINOS.

Bingo. They are gonna unload on Sarah big-time after the election.

Richard Viguerie put it succinctly recently. He said everybody will be on the same page until Nov. 2. Then the war for the GOP begins.

23 posted on 10/15/2010 9:43:15 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: stormer
Short answer: they don’t want to throw their money down a rat hole.

Winners never quit, and quitters never win.

24 posted on 10/15/2010 9:43:36 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Drizzle, drazzle, dradle, drone. It is time for Obama to go home.)
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To: SeekAndFind
She raised close to $3 million.

She only needs to advertise in a single market - 60% of Delaware's voters, and 80% of the voters she needs to win over, live within a 15 mile radius of Wilmington, DE.

She has the money she needs.

It's not like she's running for Senate in CA.

She's running for Senate in a jurisidiction that's smaller than many Congressional districts.

25 posted on 10/15/2010 9:44:23 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: jimbo123

Interesting take. I think you may be on to something.


26 posted on 10/15/2010 9:44:50 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: McGruff

I have been honked off at Hannity for continuing to give Tokyo a forum to spew, but since Rove is a ‘Fox News Contributor’; I suppose he is stuck. On the other hand; I will give Hannity credit for giving Christine a forum to speak out, as he did yesterday...


27 posted on 10/15/2010 9:45:31 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: meyer

“mush” = “much”

:-)


28 posted on 10/15/2010 9:45:53 AM PDT by meyer (Tax the productive to carry the freeloaders - What is it with democrats and slavery?)
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To: Badeye

It may be her luck that they do not, if she wins, she owes them nothing.


29 posted on 10/15/2010 9:46:15 AM PDT by Jolla
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To: stormer

Mitt Romney, is that you?


30 posted on 10/15/2010 9:46:54 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: wardaddy
...conservatism ain’t about giving up...

Word.

31 posted on 10/15/2010 9:47:10 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

You got that right. If the 2012 Republican nominee is Mitt Romney, forget it!

The RINOs will make this strong plea for conservatives to hold their nose and show unity and get behind Mitt. NO WAY - NO HOW. The Lisa Murkowski/Mike Castle establishment type Republicans can take a long walk off a short pier.


32 posted on 10/15/2010 9:48:46 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: Obadiah

The RINO deal for 2012 is already done: Mitt Romney/Scott Brown.

Even Ann Coulter will be on board with the RINOS and will start screeching that Palin is unelectable as soon as Mitt’s goons give the order.


33 posted on 10/15/2010 9:48:51 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: School of Rational Thought
Winners never quit, and quitters never win.

Wow. Deep.

34 posted on 10/15/2010 9:50:01 AM PDT by stormer
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To: SeekAndFind

She took in almsot 4 million dollars according to her finance reports. Why isn’t SHE doing all this advertising against the citting duck?

I presume the tea party organizations will start running millions in ads for her, because they support her very much.


35 posted on 10/15/2010 9:50:01 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: wardaddy

Come on now. You just don’t like me cause I think Jefferson Davis was a traitor and don’t think the “south will rise again”.


36 posted on 10/15/2010 9:52:00 AM PDT by stormer
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Because Karl told them not to.

Yhea...I understand "that smuck"
(& i do know, what it means in Yiddish. :)
A Conservative Victory (in DE) isn't relevant enough for
Him & National RINOs in Washingtons' Ruling Class.
...only His "scholarly" Advise is relevant.


37 posted on 10/15/2010 9:52:24 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Imam Zer0: DeathCARE, Is my only Plan...So just die (quicky), please & save $$$$ :^)
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To: 9YearLurker
Of course, because independent voters in bluer-than-blue Delaware, who went for Kerry by 10 points, Gore by 14 points and Obama for 25 points, tend to hang on Karl Rove's every word.

Clearly they did whatever he told them to do in 2000, 2004 and 2008.

38 posted on 10/15/2010 9:52:58 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: jimbo123; Diogenesis
They have already anointed Mitt Romney as their candidate for 2012 and will begin their attacks on Palin once the mid-terms are over.

Yep, you are 100% correct, sir. However, they're in for a BIG surprise when Sarah fights back hard with her own increasingly powerful arsenal.

39 posted on 10/15/2010 9:53:42 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s definitely moving in the right direction. 11 points this election cycle is nothing and if she articulates her message properly with her war chest and attacks the dead fish Coons for his big spending, high taxing, statist behavior she’ll win this thing.

She’s starting to gain a little momentum, she now has to follow through with a tough ad campaign.


40 posted on 10/15/2010 9:55:24 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: wideawake

True enough. And frankly, I don’t think she wants to win. She just wants to burnish her image enough to get a TeeVee gig on Fox. This campaign has turned into her opportunity to destupidify herself. Problem is, you can’t unring the bell - all the lies she has told are still lies.


41 posted on 10/15/2010 9:56:09 AM PDT by stormer
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To: McGruff

I think it was the witchcraft issue and also the I’m You ads.

When I saw the I’m You ads that she put out, I lost interest in her campaign. She is not a serious candidate.

I was furious with Karl Rove that night as well, turns out he was right.


42 posted on 10/15/2010 9:56:09 AM PDT by FloridaSunrise
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To: stormer
throw their money down a rat hole.

You apparently have difficulty recognizing the real rat hole. Look for the likes of Marxist Coons, Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Dodd and Barny Frank and you will find the real rat hole.

43 posted on 10/15/2010 9:56:33 AM PDT by True Grit
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To: jimbo123
Karl Rove and his RINOS are sending a message to Sarah Palin with their treatment of Christine O’Donnell...So this is a sign of things to come from the anti-Palin RINOS.

It's time to send a message to them...
& rem: to bring "the tools".


44 posted on 10/15/2010 9:56:54 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Imam Zer0: DeathCARE, Is my only Plan...So just die (quicky), please & save $$$$ :^)
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To: SeekAndFind
It seems to me that if the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity want to maintain their credibility as “independent conservatives” who doesn't really carry the water for the GOP, they better stick it to Rove-boy and the Republican establishment for putting what is a very important seat in jeopardy. This nation is hanging by a thread and they know it.

They've got the microphone and the audience, we don't. “To whom much is given, much is required” as the Good Book says.

So, which is it going to be, boys?

45 posted on 10/15/2010 9:57:12 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t trust anything with Allah in its name.


46 posted on 10/15/2010 9:58:10 AM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Mitt Romney will use Scott Brown to attack Sarah Palin as his surrogate. The other RINO goons that do Mitt’s dirty work will be Steve Schmitt, Karl Rove, John McCain and Ann Coulter. Mitt Romney is a cowardly POS. Good luck to Sarah and let’s hope she’s prepared for the onslaught.


47 posted on 10/15/2010 9:58:43 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: SeekAndFind

Money, meet waste of.


48 posted on 10/15/2010 9:58:45 AM PDT by Grn_Lantern (Let's go to work....)
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To: SeekAndFind

This race in Delware is not over yet. The Left must love the way we throw our people over at any sign of trouble.

Today is 10/15...the election isn’t until 11/2. I still very good about this race. Something just stinks about these polls.


49 posted on 10/15/2010 10:00:18 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: Badeye

If she somehow manages to win - and Delaware’s polling data is notoriously inaccurate, especially this year - she’ll remember this non support.


And so will the tea party movement.

The GOP establishment is trying to make an example of her. Sending a signal to the tea party movement that they better “get in line or suffer the consequences.”

Of course, the GOP establishment is the one that has failed to learn the lesson from all this. The days of nominating candidates that are unacceptable to the GOP base are over. It was the GOP establishment that refused to work with the base to find a candidate that the base could support (without holding their noses and taking a bath to wash off the liberal stench) that was also “electable.”


50 posted on 10/15/2010 10:01:36 AM PDT by Brookhaven (The next step for the Tea Party--The Conservative Hand--is available at Amazon.com)
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