Skip to comments.Christine O’Donnell: Why isn’t the NRSC doing more to help me?
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?
ODonnells 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 ODonnell 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, theres so much to attack him on, yet the NRSC refuses to play, and that, that baffles me. Because hes a hes a sitting duck. Theres 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?
Rasmussen has O’Donnell down by 51-40 with 5% undecided as at 10/15/2010
Short answer: they don’t want to throw their money down a rat hole.
well lets take a look...Cornyn, McConnel, Hatch, McCain, Burr and a few others
Allahputz now shilling for Cornyn and his decrepit NRSC?
If Karl had kept his mouth shut she’d be right in it right now.
If she somehow manages to win - and Delaware’s polling data is notoriously inaccurate, especially this year - she’ll remember this non support.
Guess Delaware voters want to give the state more of their money.
Because the Republican party is not a conservative party.
The Republican party regards unhyphenated conservatives just as the Democrat party regards simple Negroes:
- 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.
No, they are upset one of their own (RINOs) got the boot.
They support underdogs all the time.
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.
“Short answer: they dont want to throw their money down a rat hole.”
Sorry - it’s Krybaby Karl who’s the ‘rat hole’.
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.
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
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.
You need to be over at DU.
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.
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 ...
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?
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.
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.
Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
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.
Interesting take. I think you may be on to something.
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...
“mush” = “much”
It may be her luck that they do not, if she wins, she owes them nothing.
Mitt Romney, is that you?
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
Clearly they did whatever he told them to do in 2000, 2004 and 2008.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's time to send a message to them...
& rem: to bring "the tools".
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?
I don’t trust anything with Allah in its name.
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.
Money, meet waste of.
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.
If she somehow manages to win - and Delawares polling data is notoriously inaccurate, especially this year - shell remember this non support.
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.”