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Christine O'Donnell Seeks To Reassure Voters
POLITICO ^ | September 16, 2010

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: coons; de2010; delaware; military; obama; odonnell; palin
A very interesting tweet from a political reporter for POLITICO...

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

1 posted on 09/16/2010 9:31:36 PM PDT by Southnsoul
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To: Southnsoul


“Sean, I’m happy for Christine O’Donnell
and I’mma let you finish, but Mike Castle
had one of the best campaigns of all time!”
 

2 posted on 09/16/2010 9:33:25 PM PDT by counterpunch (Life in Prison: The RINO compromise to "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death")
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To: Southnsoul

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.


3 posted on 09/16/2010 9:34:06 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Southnsoul
But he also pointed out that his view of the role of government is vastly different than O'Donnell's.

Please, tell the voters all about it!

4 posted on 09/16/2010 9:35:28 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: counterpunch

‘but Mike Castle
had one of the best campaigns of all time!”


But not good enough...


5 posted on 09/16/2010 9:37:54 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Southnsoul
Coons said he hoped the debate would be framed on experience and ideas, rather than ideology.
What is the bearded Marxist afraid of?
Looks like he's trying to inoculate himself and put his Marxism off limits early
 
6 posted on 09/16/2010 9:39:36 PM PDT by counterpunch (Life in Prison: The RINO compromise to "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death")
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To: Southnsoul

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.


7 posted on 09/16/2010 9:44:43 PM PDT by One Name
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To: Southnsoul
"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.

Tokyo ROve is not going to like this veiled shot at Castle.
8 posted on 09/16/2010 9:46:54 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: nhwingut

That was a nice touch! Good for her!


9 posted on 09/16/2010 9:50:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This isn't going to be "another 1994"! It's another 1776!)
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To: Southnsoul
CristineOD needs to mind her words and actions. The Dems and the media will not be not watching her through a microscope but through a proctoscope.
10 posted on 09/16/2010 9:51:35 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: oyez

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.


11 posted on 09/16/2010 9:56:50 PM PDT by Keith (We live in an America of National Socialism...sound familiar? It should...)
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To: oyez
If she's been keeping up with the MSM vs Mrs. Palin over the last 2 years, I would say she is well aware of that fact by now.
12 posted on 09/16/2010 9:57:04 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Southnsoul
But Coons also pointed out that his view of the role of government is vastly different than O'Donnell's


13 posted on 09/16/2010 9:59:08 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: counterpunch
Looks like he's trying to inoculate himself and put his Marxism off limits early

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.

14 posted on 09/16/2010 10:04:37 PM PDT by Wissa (Gone Galt)
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To: Southnsoul

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.”


15 posted on 09/16/2010 10:17:21 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Southnsoul
O'Donnell echoed the sentiment of one audience member, who shouted, "it's personal."

We're the "small government" people. We're the ones who don't want to put our nose into your business.

16 posted on 09/16/2010 10:22:20 PM PDT by marron
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To: One Name

I really like what the POLITICO reporter tweeted about her...

” ...she’s got spark & a message.”


17 posted on 09/16/2010 10:41:31 PM PDT by Southnsoul
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To: Southnsoul

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.


18 posted on 09/16/2010 10:45:59 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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Rove needs to stay away from this


19 posted on 09/16/2010 11:37:32 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: gusopol3

“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”

Gee, the tagline I’ve been using lately. Bravo Christine.


20 posted on 09/16/2010 11:52:43 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Southnsoul; All
"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.

Class Act. Glad I sent her some $$.

21 posted on 09/17/2010 12:56:53 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: marron

That’s what libs and the politically uneducated don’t understand.

When leftists hold ideas about how people should live their lives, people should beware, because the leftists basic philosophy is for government control.

When those on the right have ideas about how people should live their lives, the same danger does not exist, because the fundamental idea of the right is that it is not government’s call to enforce right or wrong.


22 posted on 09/17/2010 1:00:33 AM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: Southnsoul

I’ve been listening to her and I think the lady has got it.

She is well spoken and has learned some political lessons.


23 posted on 09/17/2010 1:08:49 AM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: flaglady47

Maybe she got it from you !


24 posted on 09/17/2010 3:04:23 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: napscoordinator

Mr. Coon..What part of the Communist Manifesto do you disagree with?


25 posted on 09/17/2010 4:02:24 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: screaminsunshine

Did you read my post? You make absolutely no sense!!!


26 posted on 09/17/2010 5:12:10 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

???


27 posted on 09/17/2010 5:14:20 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: napscoordinator

???


28 posted on 09/17/2010 5:14:28 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: screaminsunshine

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.

Mr. Coon..What part of the Communist Manifesto do you disagree with?

The reason I wrote you back is because you seem to indicate that I am not understaning of Mr. Coon’s communist manifesto. I very much do when I wrote “She needs to beat up Coon on the economy and how he will help and has helped destoy the economy.” I just think if she completely hits him on the economy day after day that it will assist her in winning.


29 posted on 09/17/2010 5:22:03 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: I still care
When those on the right have ideas about how people should live their lives, the same danger does not exist, because the fundamental idea of the right is that it is not government’s call to enforce right or wrong.

This is EXACTLY what I try to explain to people when describing the difference between Dems & Rep...well conservatives (at least).

I told one guy, who asked about my opinion of homosexuality, I told him I thought it was a sin. He said, "See there you go, you don't want to let people live their lives." I then very quickly pointed out that I don't care if someone is a homosexual - that is their business, but if they continue to do it, then they will have to answer to God for their lifestyle. You however, want to FORCE me to agree with you and allow them to pervert the rest of society by putting them on some pedestal - so I asked him, "Who really, doesn't want to let whom live their life?"

He just walked away.
30 posted on 09/17/2010 5:29:06 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go home!)
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To: napscoordinator

Gotcha. I was thinking that in addition she could drive the MSM nuts and draw fire. They are going crazy being attacked on so many fronts. Like the Swamp Fox. They never know where we will strike next. They are completely befuddled. Their structure is based on Collective control from the White House. They get their weekly ‘talking point’ and are unable to adjust to fast moving circumstances. Like Hitler who was fooled on D-Day by Ike.


31 posted on 09/17/2010 5:31:36 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: Southnsoul

From the video, it looks to me that O’Donnell hit a home run last night. Coons was sickeningly to the right of what he has actually done and the things he has said in the past. Go Christine!!

I believe that O’Donnell needs to work hard at tying Coons to the current administration and she will win this thing


32 posted on 09/17/2010 7:13:11 AM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: napscoordinator

Oh, but you know the libs will keep bringing up her personal ideas on sexual matters. But she should continue to say that her personal religious views won’t impact her decision making. Of course with homosexual marriage, and abortion, there are reasons other than religious to oppose them, which she can easily argue. ;o)


33 posted on 09/17/2010 9:42:10 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Southnsoul
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 ...

**********

PRAISE GOD!!! ... this young lady "gets it" in a big way!

Put even a half dozen people like Senator O'Donnell into office and then the REAL fun is going to start! Hoo yeah! And even better if we get 50 or 100 of them! Oh yeah!!

34 posted on 09/17/2010 2:30:11 PM PDT by DNME (With the sound of distant drums ... something wicked this way comes.)
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To: screaminsunshine

I totally agree 100 percent with you post. She can do this and make “Hitler” go into hiding from her attacks. She can win this and I love that RINOS and MSM don’t think she can....it just makes her winning that much more enticing.


35 posted on 09/17/2010 4:47:47 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

I bet she will. The MSM underestimating T Power. The wipeout will be total.


36 posted on 09/17/2010 5:00:37 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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