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We Won’t Have Christine O’Donnell To Kick Around Anymore

O'Donnell

Tea Party darling, and spectacularly disastrous 2010 candidate for Senate in Delaware, Christine O’Donnell is saying she has no desire to run for office again:

Christine O’Donnell, the 2010 tea party-backed U.S. Senate candidate, said Thursday she would “rather slam my hand in a car door” than run another campaign this year, calling a rematch with U.S. Sen. Chris Coons “highly unlikely.”

But O’Donnell says in an interview that the right wing-movement, despite defeats this week, has been an overwhelming success.

“Moderate Republicans and RINOs are extinct,” said O’Donnell, adding that the tea party has made reducing the federal deficit and debt a part of the national conversation. “Because of the tea party upswing, candidates are more thoughtful about what the Republican Party stands for. I think the movement has been very successful.”

Her own campaign? Not so much.

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  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Now if only we could say the same for a certain half term governorI mean total failure I mean very successful grifter.

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  2. CSK says:

    @OzarkHillbilly:

    Palin won’t ever run for anything. She’s shrewd enough to realize that her poll numbers are abysmal, and even if they weren’t, she’s too lazy. Being a reality show starlet is a lot easier.

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  3. JWH says:

    Also, she’s not a witch.

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  4. rudderpedals says:

    Yeah? She got the moon in her eyes.

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  5. Tillman says:

    “Moderate Republicans and RINOs are extinct,” said O’Donnell, adding that the tea party has made reducing the federal deficit and debt a part of the national conversation.

    They did that six years ago. Since then? Well, they’ve fumbled somewhat.

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  6. de stijl says:

    Fifteen years ago a movie version of a Christine O’Donnell – type would be derided as hackish, unbelievable cariciture. Some delusional uber-Lefty Norman Lear paranoid fantasy of how a Right Winger would behave.

    Now she’s yesterday’s news. Last year’s model. Practically a RINO.

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  7. Andre Kenji says:

    I thought that she married and found a job.

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  8. follow this says:

    Fine way of explaining, and good post to take facts concerning my presentation subject, which i am going to deliver in school.

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  9. Tyrell says:

    She is really nice on the eyes, a lot better than some other women in politics, whom I will not mention.

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  10. ringhals says:

    @Tyrell: Yes, and Henry Kissinger had nicer legs than Hitler.

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  11. Grewgills says:

    @Tyrell:
    If you like Mary Tyler Moore on the outside and Ted Baxter on the inside.

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  12. Tyrell says:

    @ringhals: I have never seen pictures of either in shorts.

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  13. Jim Henley says:

    O’Donnell was a terrible candidate but this

    But O’Donnell says in an interview that the right wing-movement, despite defeats this week, has been an overwhelming success.

    “Moderate Republicans and RINOs are extinct,” said O’Donnell

    is absolutely correct.

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