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 ...
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