Skip to comments.Christine O'Donnell Seeks To Reassure Voters
Posted on 09/16/2010 9:31:33 PM PDT by Southnsoul
WILMINGTON, Del. Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell attempted to assure voters Thursday night that previous views she expressed about people's sexual conduct would not be a focus of her agenda if she makes it to Washington.
Asked about what the proper role of government should be in sexual matters during a two-hour candidate forum sponsored by The Jewish Federation, O'Donnell echoed the sentiment of one audience member, who shouted, "it's personal."
"I agree with you, it's personal. When I go to Washington, D.C. the litmus test by which I cast my vote for every piece of legislation that comes across my desk will be whether or not it is constitutional," she replied.
"It's no secret that there's been a rather unflattering portrait of me painted these days," O'Donnell said. "I am fighting two political parties here in Delaware."
The exchanges between O'Donnell and Coons were courteous and mostly positive, a marked change from the Republican primary fight where the state party took a no-holds-barred approach to lambasting the tea party favorite.
"Let me say, I can't tell you how refreshing it is to have an opponent who wants to talk about the issues, so I thank you for that gentlemanly approach," she said, gesturing to Coons.
Coons said he hoped the debate would be framed on experience and ideas, rather than ideology. But he also pointed out that his view of the role of government is vastly different than O'Donnell's.
All in all @ChristineOD was solid tonight. No gaffes and she's got spark & a message. @chriscoons is smart not to provoke.
davecatanese on 09/16/10 11:10 PM
She will be fine. Good to get those issues out of the press. She said sex issues are personal which I agree (except gay marriage which should not be allowed). Now she should focus on the economy!!!! She needs to beat up Coon on the economy and how he will help and has helped destroy the economy.
Please, tell the voters all about it!
‘but Mike Castle
had one of the best campaigns of all time!
But not good enough...
Coons said he hoped the debate would be framed on experience and ideas, rather than ideology.What is the bearded Marxist afraid of?
If this one can be pulled off, it could be the last nail in the coffin.
May God give her strength and wisdom for the fight of her life.
I think she has an advantage many are discounting.
That was a nice touch! Good for her!
won’t matter....it’s all about spending, economy, jobs. Not masturbation...we can only hope the Dems want to focus on the silly crap. It will finish them off.
That's okay. There's plenty of ways of letting the voters know about that Marxism thing without her being the one to bring it up.
If you didn’t hear the end of her victory speech the other night, it was inspired, showed she really has it. She quoted Jefferson, “When the people are afraid of the government, you have tyranny; when the government is afraid of the people, you have liberty.”
We're the "small government" people. We're the ones who don't want to put our nose into your business.
I really like what the POLITICO reporter tweeted about her...
” ...she’s got spark & a message.”
I swear I thought I had seen enough from the “Long Dong Silver” debate. Here we go again with God knows what from the left.
Rove needs to stay away from this
“If you didnt hear the end of her victory speech the other night, it was inspired, showed she really has it. She quoted Jefferson, When the people are afraid of the government, you have tyranny; when the government is afraid of the people, you have liberty”
Gee, the tagline I’ve been using lately. Bravo Christine.