Whoaa! What’s the matter Mr. Rove? You really surprised me as I watched you on Hannity tonight. Actually, I was disappointed in your behavior. There you were attacking this woman, Christine O’Donnell, because YOU and the ESTABLISHMENT feel that Christine cannot win. Let’s just see if she can. Christine is a true Conservative and she is not afraid to talk about it. She has been around for a while and each time I have seen her she has always presented herself well. She has traditional family values and she is a Christian. She believes in what she is saying. She has principles which is more than can be said about her opponent Mike Castle.
I would rather have her in the Senate representing the values and principles of the people than the RINO Mike Castle, who has none. Why do you think that she can’t win? Things have changed in this country, Mr. Rove. Most of us out in the country have had enough of the “let’s just get along so we can go along” attitude, that has existed in Washington too long. In other words, you and the Republican Establishment just want to keep the status quo. The Tea Parties out in the country are willing to elect new fresh candidates who will serve the people rather than serve themselves and the ‘establishment’. That’s what Christine O’Donnell will do for us. She deserves a chance.
I have to say I was very proud of Sean Hannity tonight. He did not back down from you at all, Mr. Rove. Actually, you were not very statesman-like tonight. You were more like a cry baby crying over spilled milk. I can’t believe that you didn’t even offer the obligatory congratulations to Ms. O’Donnell. How shameful. Then you said, “she can’t win”. So when did you become God? Oh, so you’re joining the Glenn Beck Club? You know lately, he’s been acting like he’s God too. You really shocked me tonight. I hope there will be an apology to Sean’s audience sometime soon because you were offensive tonight, Mr. Rove.
posted by rightthingtodo on September 15, 2010
Tea Party-Backed O’Donnell Upsets GOP With Senate Primary Win in Delaware
Published September 14, 2010
Tea Party favorite Christine O’Donnell, a perennial candidate with no government experience, soundly defeated veteran politician Mike Castle for the Republican Senate nomination in Delaware Tuesday — posing a major upset to the political establishment on the last big day of primaries.
With all precincts reporting, O’Donnell beat Castle 53-47 percent.
O’Donnell’s win stands as the latest sign of Tea Party strength but also the latest test of whether that movement helps or hinders the Republican Party, with an open seat and perhaps a GOP Senate majority at stake.
Party fractures on full display, Republican aides told Fox News Tuesday that O’Donnell would not be getting national fundraising support. State party leaders had warned that O’Donnell cannot compete against Democrat Chris Coons and vigorously backed Castle, a nine-term congressman and former governor.
But O’Donnell stood her ground as she closed out the race by accusing Castle of selling out to the moderate wing of the party. Hailing her win Tuesday as a victory for “citizen politicians,” she urged Republicans to “bury the hatchet” and work with her over the next two months to defeat Coons.
“A lot of people have already said that we can’t win the general election,” O’Donnell said in her victory speech, joining the crowd in a “yes we can” chant. “It is those same so-called experts who said we had no chance of winning the primary.
“It will be hard work, but we can win,” she said.
The Tea Party Express said it hoped the National Republican Senatorial Committee would reconsider its decision not to support O’Donnell.
“We encourage the NRSC to take a night off, get some sleep, and reconsider their rash statements,” Tea Party Express spokesman Levi Russell said in a written statement.
“Wake up NRSC,” he added. “The reason the Tea Party movement has grown into such a powerful force is because of the failures of establishment organizations such as yours to honor the principles of the Republican Party platform.”You tried to force through the most liberal Republican in Congress on the voters of Delaware and they rejected you.”
Considered a long shot just weeks ago, O’Donnell’s candidacy got renewed attention after conservative Joe Miller beat Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski in their state’s Senate primary last month. Big-name endorsements from Sarah Palin and South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint boosted her profile in the final days of the race, which snowballed into one of the nastiest intra-party battles of the year.
Republican aides told Fox News Tuesday that the National Republican Senatorial Committee will not be funding O’Donnell’s general election campaign, leaving it up to Palin and the Tea Party Express to do the heavy lifting.
The NRSC issued a terse statement congratulating O’Donnell for her nomination “after a hard-fought primary campaign.”
Castle, thanking his campaign staff for their “integrity and honesty,” conceded late Tuesday.
“The voters in the Republican primary have spoken and I respect that decision,” he said.