Christine O’Donnell Is Back; Why, Nobody Knows

Failed Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell made her reappearance on the political scene yesterday with the launch of ChristinePAC:

Calling herself the White House’s top opponent, former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell on Tuesday asked supporters to give to ChristinePAC, a group that she says will “investigate and counter attack left wing groups,” in part by funding her travel across the country to “bring the battle to them.”

In an e-mail message sent midday, the tea party-backed Republican told her backers they “are the reason that President Obama came to Delaware in late 2010, diverting his attention from other states he could have campaigned in” and “the reason that a frantic White House dispatched Vice President Joe Biden, again and again, to campaign in Delaware to defeat me, who they regarded as their number one opponent.”

O’Donnell first hinted in December that she would be launching a political action committee and Tuesday’s note, sent in a midday e-mail, marks the official rollout of ChristinePAC.

“[W]hat you helped me do at the six week long Battle of Delaware 2010 sent shock waves throughout the nation,” she wrote, referring to the time between her unexpected GOP primary victory and the November general election. By expanding her efforts to investigate, attack and speak out against critics beyond Delaware’s borders — including Republicans she does not consider to be sufficiently conservative — she hopes to have a hand in influencing 2012 races across the country.

Her email, which I received for some inconceivable reason, also made reference to “the latest smear on me,” even though nobody has given her a second thought since she was declared the loser of the Delaware Senate race on November 2nd, 2010.

Nonetheless, Christine is back. Stay tuned.

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Doug Mataconis
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Comments

  1. john personna says:

    Palin / O’Donnell 2012

  2. sam says:

    She’ll be running it out of her home. She needs to pay the mortgage.

  3. anjin-san says:

    Because she can’t hold a real job?

  4. Tsar Nicholas II says:

    You can’t really fix stupid.

  5. mantis says:

    ChristinePAC, a group that she says will “investigate and counter attack left wing groups,” in part by funding her travel across the country to “bring the battle to them.”

    Oh, I can’t wait for that. Get your video cameras ready, America. I guess you can just point them at yourselves though, since after all, she’s you.

  6. G.A.Phillips says:

    ***Failed Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell***Why not “almost successful”, she got mighty close in that “you cant fix stupid” state.

  7. G.A.,

    Final Results in Delaware:

    Coons — 174,012 votes (56.61%)
    O”Donnell — 123,053 votes (40.03%)

    50,000 votes and 16 point difference is not “mighty close”

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_special_election_in_Delaware,_2010#Results_2

    Also, O’Donnell received 20,000 fewer votes in 2010 than she did when she was trounced by Joe Biden in 2008

  8. G.A.Phillips says:

    ***Also, O’Donnell received 20,000 fewer votes in 2010 than she did when she was trounced by Joe Biden in 2008*** you rest my case.

    ***she got mighty close in that “you cant fix stupid” state.***

  9. G.A.

    Facts are stubborn things and you just can’t seem to accept them.

    She didn’t come close at all. She got her ass kicked

  10. sam says:

    GA holds a degree in Beckian Mathematics. This is a system that eschews Arabic numerals for reasons too complicated for a blog comment (the threat of the Caliphate figures prominently in the argument). It’s a base 20 system, or base 10 if its cold and you want to keep your shoes on. There is a complicated counting system that goes, “this little piggy, this this little piggy, this this this little piggy. .. There is no zero in Beckian Mathematics per se. The practitioners, when a zero is needed, have the option of saying his or her name, or using a first-person singular pronoun.

  11. wr says:

    My first thought on reading this was that there was no human being on earth stupid enough to give money to Christine O’Donnell.

    Then I read GA’s comments.

  12. anjin-san says:

    It is a well known fact that Muslim computer hackers changed the election results so O’Donnell would lose, keeping America weak for lack of real leadership.