October 25th, 2010
01:01 PM ET
12 years ago

Christine O'Donnell says her influences include God and Gloria Steinem

(CNN) - In a recent interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Christine O'Donnell listed both God and Gloria Steinem as sources of inspiration and influence when times get tough on the campaign trail.

The interview was conducted by CBN's The Brody File on Friday at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware and is posted on CBN's website.

O'Donnell cited a double standard she believes is being applied to women, specifically conservative women who choose to run for office. "I don't feel it because I don't watch the news. (Laughs) No. I do feel it. There's certainly a double standard and I don't often quote Gloria Steinem but she said you can look at a double standard if they wouldn't attack the male opponent that way and there's no doubt that they wouldn't say the things they're saying about me, they wouldn't do the things that they're doing if I weren't a woman. I'm not whining but there certainly is a double standard especially when it comes to conservative woman."

O'Donnell then delved into faith stating, "God is the reason that I'm running. If I didn't believe that there were a cause greater than myself worth fighting for, if I didn't believe that it takes a complete dying of self to make things right in this election cycle I would not be running and when you die to yourself you rely on a power greater than yourself so prayer is what's gotten us all through."

She continued that her success in politics can be directly tied to prayer: "The day that we saw a spike in the polls was a day that some people had a prayer meeting for me that morning for this campaign so I believe that prayer plays a direct role in this campaign and I always ask please pray for the campaign; please pray for our staff; please pray specifically that the eyes of the voters be opened."

Christine O'Donnell will square off November 2nd against Democrat Chris Coons in one of the most talked about Senate races in the country.

Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware
soundoff (58 Responses)
  1. R.Renwick

    "Her success in politics". I'll stand corrected but she has never held a political office in her life. Does she say winning a primary constitutes political success.

    October 25, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  2. Tired of the nonsense

    Yeah, I'm sure a lot of people are praying that this pickled-brained moron doesn't win and will go away.

    Prayers of that nature didn't work with Palin though. She's still a walking nightmare and an idiot to boot.

    October 25, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  3. Jasbajwa

    If that is true ......you need to pray lot more.......you are 14 points back in polls......OR.........stop saying stupid things.....Prayer can give u strenght to do wat you are doing.....calm and peace......

    October 25, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  4. Irma in North Carolina

    God will do to her, just like he did to Sarah when she thought she was going to get into the white house in the last election.

    October 25, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  5. Ben

    Don't you mean November 2nd?

    October 25, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  6. Cuso

    I'm sorry what success has she had in politics?

    October 25, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  7. Matt

    Maybe when she gets into office, she can pray for the unemployment rate to go up, or pray that the hungry are fed, or pray that the banks won't take our homes. Unfortunately, we need someone who will DO something about it. Waiting for an invisible hand to come down and help us poor americans–give me a break. Faith is needed to makes sense of a world that doesn't make sense, not to grant wishes like some genie in a bottle–what a fool she is.

    October 25, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  8. Bill

    Wow. Prayer gave her poll numbers a bump? Delusional.

    October 25, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
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