September 29th, 2010
05:28 PM ET
8 years ago

O'Donnell: God kept me in politics

(CNN) - Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell said Wednesday God is the reason she didn't give up on politics after her failed 2008 Senate bid.

"God continued to strengthen and empower us," O'Donnell told the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). "If it weren't for faith when all logic said it's time to quit, we pursued, we marched on because we knew God was not releasing us to quit."

O'Donnell, who has said she will no longer speak to the national media, continues to receive nationwide attention for controversial comments she made in the 1990s.

In the interview that aired on CBN's "The Brody File," O'Donnell said she wants the Constitution to be "the litmus test for all legislation."

"If that were the case, we wouldn't have Obama care, we wouldn't have cap-and-trade, we wouldn't have this financial so-called reform," O'Donnell said.

O'Donnell will face Democratic Senate nominee Chris Coons in the November election.

For more on politics and religion see CNN's Belief Blog.

Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware
soundoff (59 Responses)
  1. GOP Scorched Earth Politics

    God told me that you're a fraud and disgrace to America.

    September 29, 2010 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |

    Yes it's not constitutional to force insurance companies to stop treating people like garbage. It's not constitutional to celebrate Labor Day either, yet we still do it.

    September 29, 2010 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  3. Former Republican - Now Independent


    First she wants to be a Wiccan and now she's talking about God.

    Next week it'll be little green men from Mars.

    September 29, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  4. Edwin

    If the Constitution were the litmus, we also wouldn't be talking about adding an amendment to define marriage as a man and a woman, would we? O'Donnell is very selective in her opinions of validity of the Constitution.

    And neither of the legislative pieces she mentioned violates the Constitution. If she believes they do, she should petition the courts... as guaranteed by the Constitution.

    September 29, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  5. vic, Nashville TN

    What else we can expect from her same old answer from republicans book

    September 29, 2010 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  6. Republicans is smart in the head area

    "If it weren't for faith when all logic said it's time to quit, we pursued, we marched on because we knew God was not releasing us to quit." Plus I was able to use some of the campaign money to pay my rent. All in all, it's been pretty lucrative.

    This woman is a tool and so is anyone who votes for her.

    September 29, 2010 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Oh Jesus. How low can she go?
    These people have absolutely no shame.

    And for this Sarah Palin look-alike-think-alike eejit to stupidly suggest that the Constitution was violated and/or ignored in ANY of the reforms she mentioned is just plain Angle-crazy! Why not shame the devil and tell the truth Ms. Christianity 2010 and come out and admit that like the rest of your brethren the fact that these reforms HELP the middle-class, and takes Big Business to task is eating you alive and you can't wait to try and reverse them?


    September 29, 2010 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  8. Gpenn

    More likely her debts have kept her running.

    September 29, 2010 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  9. Joel

    I thought she said she wasn't doing national media. Is the Christian Broadcasting Network a Delaware-only network? Hmmm...I think she is either lying or stupid. You pick.

    September 29, 2010 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  10. Mikey

    We deserve what we get if we put a bunch of idologs and lunatics into office. Just say NO to:

    September 29, 2010 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  11. joe

    What God? the one bellow ? the same god she was worshipping when she was into the witchcraft , she is a hypocrite liar, she is only on the race to pay her debt she has

    September 29, 2010 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  12. OH YEAH?

    This nitwit must be taking lessons from Sarah Palin. Do these people have a clue as to how stupid they are?

    September 29, 2010 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  13. The Other Michael in Houston

    Wow this nut job makes Sarah Palin look like Einstein. How in the world did anyone lose to her in the primary puzzles me. Wow!

    September 29, 2010 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  14. jeffo

    Stop signs aren't in the constitution either. Perhaps we should get rid of those too.

    September 29, 2010 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  15. LouAz

    Would you want this woman to represent you in a Court of Law ? Do you taxes ? Participate in SALT III Treaty evaluation ?
    Explain the difference in Liebniz derivatives and GoldmanSachs derivatives ? Drive the bus while you take a nap ? Babysit your children ? Vote for the next Supreme Court Judge ? You betcha !

    September 29, 2010 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  16. Sniffit

    "O'Donnell said she wants the Constitution to be "the litmus test for all legislation.""

    Good news for morons: it already is.

    Bad news for morons: you don't understand the Constitution (or SCOTUS precedent), so your claims that it's not currently being followed are hollow, baseless, substanceless and amount to nothing more than a whizzing-in-the-wind temper tantrum.

    September 29, 2010 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  17. joe

    yes and God told me that Santa Claws exist too, ha ha ha , this hypocrite, liar, this pathetic tea bag woman is delusional

    September 29, 2010 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  18. normajean

    Is this little light-weight saying that GOD speaks only to the Republicans? If so why didn't he ask them to "get off their....... s and help getting this country back in good shape:" IF ONE BELIEVES AT ALL I THINK THEY WOULD KNOW THAT HE SPEAKS TO AND FOR ALL OF THE EARTH CREATURES, NOT JUST THE DESTRUCTIVE REPUBS. I'll tell you what I believe........"What goes around comes around" so hold on to your seats Repubs, you're in for a big surprise!!!!...I guess it's a kind of Karma and I've seen it work!!!!!Be afraid very afraid.

    September 29, 2010 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  19. Jacob

    and God is telling America to vote Democrat!

    September 29, 2010 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  20. James Denver, CO

    Very inspiring that God kept her in politics and kuds to her for following that voice.
    However, I don't believe the Constitution has much to do with the healthcare or financial reform.

    September 29, 2010 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  21. ScubaGolfJim

    "O'Donnell: God kept me in politics"

    So what now? Are we all Job, being punished by this god and being made to suffer this stitch?

    September 29, 2010 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  22. Lynne WA state

    I'm not sure but I don't think that CBN is a Delaware only new it? Cause I am fairly sure I can see it out here is the Seattle area

    September 29, 2010 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  23. QS

    "If it weren't for faith when all logic said it's time to quit, we pursued, we marched on because we knew God was not releasing us to quit."


    "If it weren't for greed when all logic said it's time to quit, we pursued, we marched on because we knew greed was not releasing us to quit."

    September 29, 2010 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  24. stranger in an increasingly strange land

    Do not blame this poor child for not talking to the National Media. (Well discounting Fox News, of course). If she has to answer truthfully she will, no doubt, end up adimitting to being a Satan worshipping tramp who is now hiding behind a cross and a flag and saying that everyone who is against her is --– a liberal. I know, turn the childrens eyes away, and hide your wallets and guns. I used the "L" word. Then again, if she does not tell the truth, if she hides the facts, distorts everything she has ever done in her sordid little excuse for a life and blames everyone but herself for her faults, she is a good Republican.

    September 29, 2010 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  25. 8 Years of having a drunken driver at the wheel put America in the ditch, why would working Americans return the keys to the crowd drinking at the same bar?

    "god" has obviously sent her 2 million plus to live on after this election cycle is over.

    He does indeed provide manna from Heaven, disguised as corporate mega donations.

    September 29, 2010 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
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