September 29th, 2010
05:28 PM ET
11 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. FedUpRepublican

    Dear God, please make this dangerous wingnut go far, far away and never let her enter politics again. Our survival depends on your divine intervention in casting out this lipstick wearing demon from hell.

    Seriously, O'Donnell's unbelievable. What a load of crap. She's a bigger grifter than Palin.

    September 29, 2010 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  2. Eddie

    Lol. Come on tea party u guys can do better than this woman?

    September 29, 2010 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  3. Darth Vadik, CA

    The God of money, power and greed that is.

    September 29, 2010 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  4. Hugo

    Ya know as nutty as this chick seems, she still beats any Democrat standing... How's all that healthcare reform working for ya, my premiums are $1,020.00/mo for a family of four with a $3,000 deductible, wonder how much they are for an illegal covered under medicaid or

    September 29, 2010 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  5. Liz the First

    I wish folks would stop insulting Wiccans by calling this woman a witch! it takes a lot more brain power to follow Wicca than this woman will ever possess. the only good thing coming out of this woman's campaign is that hopefully some folks will actually learn that witches are real folks practicing a good religion and will drop the ridiculous stereotpyes about turning people into newts and being in league with Satan. believe me, if it was possible to do that, bush would've crawled out of the White House on his belly years ago!

    September 29, 2010 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  6. Mike

    Isn't it the conservatives that stated "God picks who will lead the country"? Well he has so why are you complaining?

    September 29, 2010 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  7. Grace

    Joel, do I have to pick just one. Can she be a stupid liar? Seriously, this woman shouldn't be elected dogcatcher in a civilized society.

    September 29, 2010 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  8. Nancy Bertelsen

    Excuse me Ms. O'Donnell. You are running for a major office position and you will not speak to the media? What are you afraid of. Meet The Press is waiting for you!

    September 29, 2010 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |

    Desperate, desperate FAILED Dems like CNN trying to grasp onto whatever they can. Whatever you do, DO NOT talk about issues and positions that effect the citizenry. Stick with slimy personal attacks (as with Palin, Boehner, Romney, Bush, Cheney, ad nauseum), because you LOSE every time on the issues!

    September 29, 2010 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
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