October 13th, 2010
08:20 PM ET
4 years ago

Delaware debate live blog: Update #8

O'Donnell says the current health care system is forcing emergency rooms to care for "illegal aliens."

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soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Carolyn

    Emergency rooms provide life-saving care for anyone who walks in the door, without asking their citizenship status. Does O'Donnell want life-saving care to be denied simply because a person is not carrying proof of legal status on his/her person?

    October 13, 2010 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  2. Nicolas

    Does she know how emergency rooms work?

    October 13, 2010 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  3. Alison

    stop cutting her off....you let coons go on and on and on and cut o'donnell off. wow....

    October 13, 2010 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  4. Tom

    Kudos to the geniuses at CNN who think people would rather watch the Parker Spitzer train wreck than the rest of the Delaware debate.

    October 13, 2010 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  5. john jupiter

    How can a guy likes Chris Coons change his views so many times in one set of comments

    October 13, 2010 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  6. Mike Skeeter

    Christine O'Donnell debates like she's still in high school. Step aside – this is the Senate, not the student government!

    October 13, 2010 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  7. Lee Reece

    Watching from California it is evident that Nancy is biased in every aspect of her body, facial expressions, verbal and non-verbal communications against O'Donnell. Some of the oone minute rebuttals have been less than a minute in regards to O'Donnell. Wolf is slightly biased against o'Donnell, yet tries to be fair in spite of his evident opinions of her. O'Donnell has been very impressive and I for one am surprised in a good way!

    October 13, 2010 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  8. Huh......

    Why would CNN promote a debate for weeks, have Wolf Blitzer moderate that debate and then cut away to footage of the last miner being removed??

    October 13, 2010 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  9. Preshy

    Are people really going to vote for this woman?

    October 13, 2010 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  10. Kim

    Put the debate back on!

    October 13, 2010 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  11. Bo Palmer

    Amazing! A three against one debate. Wolf is arguing with her about the merits of Obamacare. Isn't he the Moderator or is he running for Democratic Office now. Despicable!

    October 13, 2010 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  12. michael

    Why would you cut off the debate and force us to watch that terrible new show featuring the guy who is into prostitutes. Shame on you,.

    October 13, 2010 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  13. Don

    Is it possible for Wolf to be any more biased while hosting a political debate?

    October 13, 2010 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  14. Jorge Casillas

    My head hurts when I listened to O'Donell's response on whether she believes in the evolution theory. She criticizes her opponent for being a career poltician but she herself answers like one.

    October 13, 2010 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  15. Seein in bias

    Christine O'Donnelll just obliterated all 3 opponents in Delaware Debate.

    October 13, 2010 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  16. Tomaspain

    I'm watching the Delaware Senate debate and find it fascinating that Ms. O'donnell has to debate three antagonists. Wolf and Karen are clearly in the Coons camp and she is still doing well. How interesting.

    October 13, 2010 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  17. Laurie

    I was hoping to support O'Donnell.... based upon her "non-political" background, new leadership platform, etc.... however, listening to the debate tonight, I would suspect that it is more important to have an understanding of key issues than a prowess in throwing mud at your opponent. After listening closely, I would have to say that I am withdrawing my support and wish her the best.

    October 13, 2010 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  18. Joni Myslinski

    Anyone can see Chris Coons is a status quo career politician. Christine O'Donnell has fresh ideas and seems to connect to both the frustrations and hopes of the American public!

    October 13, 2010 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  19. George

    CNN hyped the great debate in Delaware and then cut it off to show us the anti-climatic rescue of another Chilean miner. Pathetic.

    October 13, 2010 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  20. Arthur Bagner

    Are you kidding me CNN. You have been promoing this debate all day and NOW you take it off the air mid way through. I have been very touched by the mine rescue, but it could have been picked up at 9pm AFTER YOUR DEBATE.

    October 13, 2010 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  21. Seein in bias

    O'Donnell wins !

    October 13, 2010 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  22. Sharon Hazleton

    I'm appalled that CNN gave almost one hour to the Delaware Senate "debate"– not even close to a debate. You allowed Christine O'Donnell who has refused to be subjected to interviews on CNN to have an "hour!" to spout one-liners and campaign slogans. The interviewers tried to keep the debate on track, but . . . . How do you decide to give that kind of time to a small state like Delaware (admittedly an important race) yet don't offer that to other important Senate races? You are pandering to ratings and not programming news. Shame on you.

    October 13, 2010 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    Would like to have seen entire debate but CNN producers succeed in disrupting another complete program. Does the producer need ADD meds?

    October 13, 2010 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  24. rnd

    Your CNN modarator is not only asking questions but joining the debat, how unprofessional and slanted.

    October 13, 2010 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  25. Lisa Rickey

    I am from Alaska and I am so tired of Palin and her rhetoric. And here we have another.

    O'Donnell is a Palin clone. She will not answer any direst questions and uses up her time slamming her opponent. She has no credibility (like Palin). Where do we get these women? Andy why would ANYONE consider voting for them!

    October 13, 2010 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
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