October 13th, 2010
08:51 PM ET
4 years ago

Analysis: A Sarah Palin moment

8:49 p.m. – O’Donnell couldn't answer the same question that stumped Sarah Palin in her interview with Katie Couric — about recent Supreme Court decisions.


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  1. Scott FL

    Damn that 'gotcha' media. Why do they ask this poor little girl these really hard questions?

    October 13, 2010 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  2. Josh

    Why is that surprising? She is a Palin clone.

    October 13, 2010 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  3. Andy Skeen

    Even if O'Donnell were a Democrat, I would vote for her after tonight.

    October 13, 2010 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  4. stevegee

    So what! Ask any average citizen the same question and they too would stumble - it is only the career politicians who can answer it because they're trained to deal with the leftist media. And besides, how is that relevant to the biggest issue we face: the Socialist agenda of Obama and the Democrats is a dismal failure and pushing our country to the brink of bankruptcy.

    On November 2nd, vote for the American principles of freedom and liberty, vote Conservative, vote Republican.

    October 13, 2010 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  5. maxine

    did she just say she is running for congress?

    October 13, 2010 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  6. Lindsey

    It would be funny if it weren't so scary she actually made it this far.

    October 13, 2010 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  7. Trey Oglesby

    Are you absolutely kidding me? Break in to a highly relevant political debate during election season for a feature story about something that has been going on for 2 months half a world away??? I am very happy for the miners, and I am sure it makes a great story, and will probably get higher ratings than a humdrum debate, but these discussions influence decisions of voters, and I think it is HIGHLY irresponsible of the sole "news" organization covering the event to cut away to a video of the Chilean National Anthem.

    October 13, 2010 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  8. Kurt

    She's not a "career politician", how is she supposed to know any Supreme Court cases? I liked how she mentioned pornography. What for? We don't know, but you can be certain she wants it banned.

    October 13, 2010 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  9. Randy

    Over and over, Christine did not provide specifics in her answers. She kept throwing out prepared "sound bites" and attacks, but could never do more than bluff through a question or redirect to her own topic. Big lack of specificity on her part. Especially when compared to Coon's long list of specifics.

    October 13, 2010 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  10. John

    You commend the Couric Wannabe commentator for her ringer question? This is the best topic a CNN "Political Analyst" decided to comment on? So much for "Fair and Balanced" (oh wait, that's someone else)...

    October 13, 2010 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  11. J.A S

    By far O'donnel won the debate. The woman next to Wolf was a piece of work. Very biased and he seemed to have a hidden agenda. O'donnel was aggressive and more concrete in her answers. She was direct and gutsy against a career politician. Who cares if she doesn't know recent Supreme Court decisions. That's like asking someone what the weather is like.

    October 13, 2010 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  12. Demi papazisi

    Republican or Democrat, our US Congress needs informed, sharp, honest and solid individuals with principles. Their foundation will be a benchmark for healthy policy making and progress for our current state of affairs. Ms O'Donnell, seems not to be informed, honest (finance reform position unacceptable–public figure financed by private corporations and not disclose is??!!! who do think you are?!!!) and somebody with a solid foundation. Changing religion like changing shirts, satanism and/or witchcraft is not a foundation that I consider solid by any stretch. I was 20 years once and in college but I did not do these type of things...what this tells me is a person with no principles easily manipulated to do anything.

    October 13, 2010 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  13. Ree

    I feel that Odonnell is an airhead like Palin. She never really answered many of the direct questions. She talked around many of them. This one of the question she said that she would post her answer on the website. What is that about. I am open minded person when it comes to politicals. But that is not what the senate needs.

    October 13, 2010 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  14. Darth Vadik, CA

    Supreme Court decisions???
    Geez, it's so much easier to just say Obama is a SOCIALIST, without even knowing the meaning of the word (or how to spell it)...

    ...PATHETIC

    October 13, 2010 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  15. Lou

    After watching this debate as a 40 year Delaware resident, I would be embarrassed if the citizens of Delaware elected Christine O'Donnell. She showed herself to be lacking in the needed knowledge andavoided answering almost every question. She never said whatg she would do. Her constant interrupting and laughing showed no class. My vote is decided and I am a Republican but will not vote that way.I

    October 13, 2010 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  16. Lisa B

    She is her master's (Sarah Palin) pupil. I would have been more surprised if she had a response.

    October 13, 2010 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  17. DE mod rep

    COD also addressed herself as a future congressmen.

    October 13, 2010 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  18. Mike II

    Ahh, the brains of the tea party. Do they really understand what they are asking for or is it all just little sound bites? If they would give up their social security and medicare and then stand there and say they want smaller government I will back them. It's just when someone says they want government to keep their hands off their medicare that I have to laugh and also wonder why we aren't paying for their prozac.

    October 13, 2010 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  19. For Real Delaware....O'Donnell

    A Sarah Palin moment....when you run for a high office please know something!!! How do you ask the moderator to give you some example of supreme court decisions of late you don't agree with...and she say's can you tell me some...hahaha. That brought me back to the 2008 campaign when whats her face palin was being interviewed by that big mean old katie when ask about supreme court decisions...and she said let me get back with you. HELLO!! Its an interview my goodness both of these women are clueless to their own mental limitations. God help us...they are a joke!! But they are funny...but so scary!

    October 13, 2010 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  20. David

    Wolfe had to toss her a bone. As a conservative Christian she couldn't come up with Rowe V Wade. Maybe she thinks that's a dilemma George Washington faced. She's not ready for prime time.

    October 13, 2010 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  21. jim

    like we need more republican no-minds in power. we've got too many already.

    October 13, 2010 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  22. moe

    Gosh !!!!!!!!! She is so stupid !!!!!!!!!!!

    October 13, 2010 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  23. aaroncox

    haha can you name me one?

    October 13, 2010 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  24. DJ MIller

    She`s exceeding our expectations

    October 13, 2010 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  25. Marie MD

    She has been taught well by the mother witch! :) These two women are a joke.

    October 13, 2010 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
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