October 7th, 2010
11:46 AM ET
12 years ago

O'Donnell complains of 'character assassination'

Newark, Delaware (CNN) - Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is asking voters to give her a second look. At a candidate forum sponsored by a group of local Republicans, O'Donnell blamed her campaign's recent troubles on unfair coverage in the "liberal media."

"I've put my name on the line. And I've taken a lot of hits ... a lot of character assassination," O'Donnell said.


Filed under: 2010 • Chris Coons • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware
soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. MAhole

    Gee – whaddya expect when you bring it on yourself..........
    Let this be a lesson to any and all politacal wannabees in the future – watch what you say from your mid-teens on in public – because it WILL come back to haunt you one day...........

    October 7, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  2. LacrosseMom(real one)

    Its easy to blame the MSM for her woes! However, O'Donnell forgets that when you are a candidate everything you ever said or did will come back to haunt you (no pun intended). Ms. O'Donnell has done all the damage to herself. That's why its important to debate on TV, that's why its important to be interviewed by the MSM instead of hiding behind Faux News!

    What amazes me is that O'Donnell is the candidate for the Koch-TeaParty-Republicans! This woman is clearly inept, clearly poorly educated on the issues. When she puts out an ad which says "I am You" it proves what most of us know, that she is totally unqualified.

    She has given the MSM plenty of fuel to keep her wackiness front and center. Ms. O'Donnell take responsibility for your own words and actions.

    October 7, 2010 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  3. Cosmo

    She sounds just like her mentor, Palin. Pretty soon she will resort to communicating with the world through tweets to avoid having to face any difficult questions about her extreme positions.

    October 7, 2010 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    I'm so sick of hearing "liberal media," that I could scream. Or "lamestream media" in the case of that GOP half-term governor and grifter from Alaska. The media is corporate owned. And any "character assasination" done to this idiot was done by her, in her own words. Now she's whining? Seriously? Do these people not realize when they open their mouths while being recorded that it stays around forever. I know some of them pretend it doesn't, but guess what?

    October 7, 2010 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  5. Scott in Atlanta

    If Barack Obama has to explain everything ad nausium... Including, where he was born, where he went to the bathroom, a friend who he knew in the 2nd grade, etc... This "witch" needs to explain herself too... I'm just say'n.

    October 7, 2010 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  6. Greg in Cabot, AR

    How about an interview or a debate???

    Hide out at FOX and this is what you can expect or you can ride your broom to a mainstream media event and take your lumps.

    October 7, 2010 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  7. Lucas Breen

    Unbelievable! She trashes the character of a perfectly fine public servant - Make Castle - then complains that the media is trashing her??? The media didn't make up the witchcraft stuff, or that ridiculous masturbation video... that was all Ms. O'Donnell's doing.

    Christine you are in the big leagues now. Act like it and stop the whining.

    October 7, 2010 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  8. Chredon

    In O'Donnell's case, it's more like character suicide – she did it to herself.

    October 7, 2010 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  9. Dyan

    Oh come on!!! NO one told her to go on Fox News and claim that scientist had developed mice with "fully functional human brains". She did that all by herself.

    And for the record, there is no liberal media bias. Fox supports the right wing agenda; they even donate to Republicans. And they are the ratings giant these days. They even set the story line that most of the other media outlets follow. The only one with a liberal "bias" is MSNBC, and they are tiny in the ratings. Heck, they're not even considered part of basic cable packages. Blaming things on "the liberal media" may make a nice slogan, but it's not reality.

    It's time to stop blaming liberals for everything. Conservatives have been running this country and setting the agenda since at least Nixon. If you're not happy with things, it's time to start looking at the people who have actually held power.

    October 7, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  10. Chredon

    To Lacrosse Mom: This is exactly the sort of candidate that the Koch brothers, other energy executives, and big-money lobbyists want in office – people with low intelligence, easily swayed, easily bought, and easily kept in line. No room for independent thinkers in the Tea Party. And while they blather on about the Founding Fathers and the Constitution and American Values, they can't even see how they are being manipulated by powerful interests who only want to maintain the direct pipeline from the US Treasury to their own pockets.

    October 7, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  11. Peter s

    I'm loving it!

    October 7, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  12. Jayne

    Sorry Ms. O'Donnell, don't expect to lie about your credentials, come up with unbelievable statements on evolution and China and whine that you are "assassinated". One piece of advice, drop off the race and go home (the one where you still have to pay rent).

    October 7, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  13. shoegazer

    It might have something to do with what you deem as character.In Ms.O'donnell's case,I would certainly not consider her apparent character as worthy of election.This past while surely has to be the most bizarre time in politics that I can think of.
    350,000,000 people and these"characters"are the best that seek out public life.I'll retire to bedlam.

    October 7, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  14. Thank God I am a Democrat

    How can it be carachter assasination when what is being shown about her is footage of her saying the things that are being sad about her. She did it to herself. The TEA party blew it with this one and God willing they will blow it with the rest of their picks.

    October 7, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  15. carlos

    character??????......or your complete lack of it..........stop acting like the classless alaska hag

    October 7, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  16. Don Wuerl

    Character assasination? Don't shoot Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, or Yosemite Sam! Opps, she is talking about herself??? This is pure unadulterated psycho talk. Let's see...she dated a witch on a satanic alter, evolution is a myth, and meatballs. This sounds vaguely familiar to the lunatics in the Christian wingnut coalition!

    October 7, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  17. GI Joe

    Coons remarks and paper were sattire, Idiot.

    waaah waaah waaah

    Sounds Like Sara Palin

    October 7, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  18. True American

    what is wrong with thes GOPalinites? do they not stand by the words they speak? hmm....where have i seen that before. oh, that's right-the GOP's infamous "Contract with America" which they FAILED to live by. the GOPalin/TEA Party movement is the same phony conservative regressive movement that killed true conservativsm (fiscal responsibility, limited government) once and continues to do so today. i will vote libertarian over any of these GOPalin clowns.

    October 7, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  19. William Jefferson

    Putting a video of you out is not "character assassination."

    Look at the eyes. Crazy as a migrating loon....(THAT is character assassination, kind of, but it is also true)

    I heard one DE republicon talking about her this morning in an interview. The gist was – we all know who she is and what she stand sfor because she has run so many times before with no success. We just kind of wished she would go away.

    Ohhhh the big bad liberal media monster is coming to get her!!!!!

    What hooey. She is compleely unqualified to be dog catcher, let alone a senator.

    October 7, 2010 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  20. William Jefferson

    rove called her nutty - the gop spent millions trying to keep her off the ticket. Why oh why would the gop not want this woman as their candidate? It was like when Dave Mustain got kicked out of Metallica for doing to many drugs. Too extreme even for the extreme. She is too far gone even for the republicon party.....

    October 7, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  21. cjr

    I didn't know she had developed a character – so far all I know is that she is not a witch and has secret agreement with China – I really believe the republican tea party crowd is falling apart – hope they melt down on the same day and at the same time – the wicked witch of the north will be waiting ( read sarah)

    October 7, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
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