October 13th, 2010
11:56 PM ET
12 years ago

Christine O'Donnell: How'd she do?

Washington (CNN) - Before Wednesday's Delaware Senate debate, the bulk of what people knew about Republican candidate Christine O'Donnell came from clips from a talk show from the 1990s.

In the month since O'Donnell rocked the political world with her upset win over Rep. Mike Castle in the Republican primary, she's dominated headlines despite avoiding the national media.

Wednesday's debate, co-moderated by CNN's Wolf Blitzer and longtime Delaware news anchor Nancy Karibjanian, could prove to be make or break for O'Donnell's Senate bid. She and Democrat Chris Coons are vying to fill the seat held for nearly four decades by now-Vice President Joe Biden.

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  1. Sue

    I'm certainly have trouble understanding how anyone could vote for Ms. O'Donnell with her lack of experience, lack of knowledge on the issues, not to mention her excess baggage! I couldn't help but wonder if she had an earpiece in her ear as she attempted to spit out her contrived answers.

    October 14, 2010 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  2. Mark Radley

    Christine O'Donnell is not a well person.


    October 14, 2010 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  3. Bassman

    No other story show us how bias our media is. Our media had fun with Ms. O'Donnell's old YouTube moments, but they igored foul-mouthed Al Franken's

    October 14, 2010 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  4. informed voter

    The fact that she evaded answering how she feels about evolution, the fact that she couldn't think of one case decided by the Supreme Court that she disagreed with, the fact that she refuses to give interviews except to Faux News, the fact that she has never held a job, the fact that she lied about her college education, the fact that she misused campaign funds to pay her personal expenses, (I could go on and on, but I don't have the time this morning), all of these facts should inform any voter with a functioning brain that O'Donnell is not qualified to hold any public office.

    October 14, 2010 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  5. vs101

    She did as well as is possible for her considering the fact that her knowledge is limited to the slogans that she has memorised. Palin would be proud.

    October 14, 2010 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  6. JBraun

    Christine O'Donnell was hung out to dry, persecuted by CNN/Wolf Blitzer & Nancy Karibjanian and it was a sad state of affairs that the all Democratic CNN moderators would do that on national television and show what kind of people they truely are (vivious). This is why we want republicans in congress. They were like vicious pit bulls towards Christine with their questions, all about her long ago past, and rare questions about the real issues Americans want to discuss. This is the Democratic way of doing things, Blame the past presidents for the countrys woes, pour tax payer money on the problems thinking it will get fixed and taking credit for accomplishing things by announcing false numbers to the public, and making sure medicare, military and social security suffers because the % of these folks hate the democrats and won't vote for them so the democratic party makes sure they suffer.

    October 14, 2010 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  7. Joseph P. Vaina

    Cnn and Mr.Spitzer should be ashamed at the way he and the other moderator attacked Ms. O'Donnell. That type of badgering is not journalism. you are down in ratings because of not being good at your job.

    October 14, 2010 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  8. m a friend

    I've never seen such a three against one attack by professionals. Shame on you,CNN. It gives new meaning to the term "blitzed."

    October 14, 2010 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
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