September 15th, 2010
12:21 AM ET
11 years ago

O'Donnell: 'We're going to win without them'

(CNN) - The newly minted Republican Senatorial candidate from Delaware thinks she can win without the support of the Republican Party organization.

Shortly after her victory speech Tuesday night, Christine O'Donnell told CNN National Political Correspondent Jessica Yellin that she'll forge ahead without their support.

"They don't have a winning track record," O'Donnell said. "If they're too lazy to put in the effort that we need to win, then, so be it."

O'Donnell also thanked former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for her endorsement and for serving as a role model for women in politics.

"She challenged the establishment before it was cool to challenge the establishment," O'Donnell said. "We have to thank her and all the women serving in politics regardless of the party, because it's a man's world."

Although she would like the support of her former opponent, Rep. Mike Castle, she said she can "win with the support of the people."

"What we've seen, this whole election cycle is everyday Americans rising up to take back their country, and that's the energy and momentum that I'm counting on to win the general election."

Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Seriously?!

    LMAO!! Yeah good luck with that!

    September 15, 2010 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  2. Anonymous

    Another ulta conservative that think they have been annointed. First we heard it form Rand Paul now this woman. Extremist money from the Tea Party won this election pure and simple.

    September 15, 2010 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  3. Bob

    I am so MAD at the OLD GUARD GOP..

    I hope she wins and tosses out that Liberal BOEHNER. ,,BOEHNER could put dems back in charge in 2 years.

    September 15, 2010 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  4. Political Winds Are Blowing

    You go girl,these party dinosaurs need to realize they have to change with the times, time for new people and ideas. The real conservatives have spoken and told the republican party what they think of their leadership and handpicked candidates.

    September 15, 2010 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  5. Snow

    You go girl, the Tea Party people will help you out.

    September 15, 2010 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  6. Chris

    Oh, let these yokels have their day in the sun. Thinking people will save us from these people who are scared/angry about a black man being the boss... Big deal, you won a primary, can't wait to see her debate and use god, guns and god like 500 times instead of answering the question... Just ask Palin, if you are getting your bump from that quitting loser then you are on the road to nowhere...

    September 15, 2010 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  7. joel

    Hopefully Christine will defeat the Democratic senatorial candidate. Regardless, one less rhino in the Senate

    September 15, 2010 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  8. Foxfan

    You're not,... your poll is so low If we don't get the majority come November it will be Tea Party's fault.

    September 15, 2010 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
  9. Pragmatist

    Actually, Ms. O'Donnell, you are not going to win without them. Without them you get about 35% of the vote.
    Actions have costs and consequences. Conservatives have forgotten this. Despise people as RINOs and you lose their vote.
    Politics based on ideology always fails because the American people are pragmatists.

    September 15, 2010 01:36 am at 1:36 am |
  10. Marry

    "What we've seen, this whole election cycle is everyday Americans rising up to take back their country…”
    What we have seen is a group spreading fiction instead of facts, criticizing everything without putting forward better ideas, refusing to disclose their qualifications because you would see the lack thereof, talking in sound bites instead of an intelligent discussion about the issues, refusing for years to work and stand by “All we can do to make the President fail”, refusing to give any input that would support 98% of people instead of the top 2%. A group that has nothing positive to show for themselves except extreme useless views that will change immediately to support lobbyists, special interests and corporations the moment they are in.
    Extreme and smart usually do not go well together.Don’t vote extreme, vote smart!

    September 15, 2010 01:58 am at 1:58 am |
  11. GJ

    She seems like a nice woman, but I heard not one once of policy there... if these people keep winning, watching them trying to govern will be hilarious.

    September 15, 2010 02:00 am at 2:00 am |
  12. from Delaware...

    Oh my goodness. Where will this country remain after we no longer appoint our educated and intelligent members of society to lead us.

    September 15, 2010 02:13 am at 2:13 am |
  13. philip Taggart

    no you're not.

    September 15, 2010 02:41 am at 2:41 am |
  14. Common sense

    The Republican party of Regan need to shut this Frankenstein experiment Tea Party down. Or you will all been primary the next time, by your creation. It's out of control!!!!!!!

    September 15, 2010 02:49 am at 2:49 am |
  15. Terry P

    Don't live in Maryland. Been am independent voter for 35 years. The Republican party had better wake up because they are acting like a bunch of spoiled brats. People aren't in the mood for a lot of BS from either party.

    September 15, 2010 03:26 am at 3:26 am |
  16. tracy

    Go Mccain. You unleashed a beast who is unleashing her wrath on us all. Thanks Mccain.

    September 15, 2010 03:51 am at 3:51 am |
  17. DM

    Just when you thought American voters couldnt be any more stupid they go and vote for this right wing nutter movement endorsed by a FAILED Vice presidential candidate and QUITTER when it came to governing her own state.
    It would be disastorus for this country and the world if we lurcheded so far to the right.

    September 15, 2010 04:29 am at 4:29 am |
  18. vwrtb_30

    Are you kidding me...

    September 15, 2010 04:31 am at 4:31 am |
  19. Donkey Party

    Palin and O'Donnell are a disgrace to politics and women everywhere. They both lack substance, character, integrity, honesty, and intelligence. They are responsible for setting the advancement of women back by decades. Shame on any free-thinking individual, particularly women, who would even entertain the idea of supporting either of these frauds.

    September 15, 2010 05:30 am at 5:30 am |
  20. barry

    I hope she does. She is a saint compared to Rangel and Watters.

    September 15, 2010 07:16 am at 7:16 am |
  21. Name

    Take back their country from what? Please be more specific. Oh my god, this tea party movement is both a nightmare and sort of funny. Funny because there are real morons out there who actually vote for people stupider than themselves. Nightmare because if the tea party actually comes into power in congress, there will be 2 full years before people who voted them in realize they made a huge mistake.

    September 15, 2010 07:25 am at 7:25 am |