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12/13/2011

Christine O’Donnell Endorses Romney

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:55 pm



Via numerous reports on Twitter. Apparently she made the announcement on Hannity.

UPDATE: O’Donnell tweets:

Ann Coulter & me backstage at Fox. So we agree about Romney! That should say a lot about his true credentials.#TCOT http://pic.twitter.com/CrHjy1ke

UPDATE x2: The picture O’Donnell tweeted:

UPDATE x3: Here is Coulter, in focus and without O’Donnell, on Hannity, defending herself against her own comments from last year, when she said we will lose if we run Romney.

85 Responses to “Christine O’Donnell Endorses Romney”

  1. Jon Henke says on Twitter that Newt should publicize this endorsement far and wide.

    He said it. I didn’t.

    Patterico (f724ca)

  2. Well, a better focused photo … cropped off at the left side …

    But never mind, its still a meaningless endorsement. Some people enjoy Ann Coulter’s snark, no one really votes as a result of it.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  3. Where are you all you Purity Patriots and O’Donnell supporters?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  4. But…but…she’s a TEA Partier…she’d never endorse an elite establishmentarian like Mitt.

    AD-RtR/OS! (21429a)

  5. Could we get a better pix of Ann in a sweater?

    Ain’t cold weather wonderful!

    AD-RtR/OS! (21429a)

  6. Does Christine O’Donnell’s opinion actually matter to anyone?

    Dana (4eca6e)

  7. Mitt will, at this point, take whatever he can get.

    AD-RtR/OS! (21429a)

  8. “Does Christine O’Donnell’s opinion actually matter to anyone?”

    Dana – Boy howdy, she sure seemed to matter a heckuva lot last year as I recall. Some folks got downright nasty about her.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  9. “Mitt will, at this point, take whatever he can get.”

    AD – He’s not the only one, IYKWIMAITTYD.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  10. Dustin, you want to chime in?

    narciso (87e966)

  11. Well, a better focused photo … cropped off at the left side …

    Check UPDATE x3 for the next best thing: Coulter on the show defending Romney.

    Patterico (f724ca)

  12. daley, is your “T” key sticking?

    AD-RtR/OS! (21429a)

  13. “Think That.”

    Patterico (f724ca)

  14. 13- Right.

    AD-RtR/OS! (21429a)

  15. yeah, Newt should do that right after his appearance with his new supporter/adviser, Gary A-Busey.

    I watched both O’Donnell and Coulter on Hannity… Coulter had a good explanation for that Feb-2010 comment and was her usual, entertaining self.

    Colonel Haiku (601b7b)

  16. Wow, Coulter is lovely. I could care less about what O’Donnell thinks. I’m not against voting for Romney, but I haven’t a clue what CO’D is doing still making the pundit rounds.

    Book (1ecc3f)

  17. I recv’d a Christmas card from the Romney family today. Quite a photogenic bunch!

    Colonel Haiku (601b7b)

  18. I got Coulter two most recent books along with a bunch of others through Patterico’s Amazon link. I enjoyed her earlier books and had not kept up.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  19. I don’t trust the judgment of people who question Romney’s actions or decisions with a rigor not reserved for other candidates, as well.

    Colonel Haiku (601b7b)

  20. I had no idea Ann sports a major rack. Woof woof.

    Pooter Hound (55dc8f)

  21. Coulter and O’Donnell are obviously progressives, just like Romney.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  22. Is the video working for y’all? Works for me but Drew is having problems playing it.

    Patterico (f724ca)

  23. Just watched it, although I have FIOS; it might just be his connection.

    Book (1ecc3f)

  24. Daley- have you read Demonic yet? I think it’s my favorite of her books. It seems to be the most thoughtful so far.

    Book (1ecc3f)

  25. Seems like the Establishment is making its presence felt, and they want Romney. TFB.

    Kevin M (563f77)

  26. “Daley- have you read Demonic yet?”

    Book – Not yet, that’s one of the ones I just got.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  27. Video works for me.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  28. Christine O’Donnell Endorses Romney

    And in a related story, Delta Airlines flight 563 from Chicago to Phoenix arrived on schedule.

    UPDATE x2: The picture O’Donnell tweeted
    And such a lovely couple, too.

    DCSCA (9d1bb3)

  29. See, Kevin, that’s what I don’t understand. Because Gingrich is THE definition of a Republican Establishment kind of guy.

    I think that if we’re going to call Romney establishment, we had better also be clear that Gingrich is as well. (and the case can reasonably be made that Newt has the worse record) Anybody but Obama, I get it. But if Newt is who we’re going to stand behind, we had better be ready to support the old-guard establishment because that’s who he is.

    Book (1ecc3f)

  30. O’Donnell’s comment is generic pablum,

    “I trust him to do the right thing,” she said. “He has the strength of conviction to do the right thing regardless of opposition. America needs a president who is not a Washington insider. America needs a president who hasn’t been playing the game for the last three decades.”

    O’Donnell said she thinks Romney can turn around the economy and “lead with stability, integrity and the values that we hold dear.”

    As a Tea Party darling, it would appear she is going with the outsider justification for supporting Romney. As if it matters.

    Dana (4eca6e)

  31. I am so going to enjoy watching Obama lose in a landslide to whoever we run. I have confidence that his path will be resolute, unchanging and a more abject failure.

    Kevin M (563f77)

  32. Book, Gingrich has never been the establishment. He was a backbencher for most of his tenure, taking control in 1994 because the Establishment had failed — smashed on a rock named Perot — and they still fought him tooth and nail (particularly the old guard in the Senate led by Dole) until they could force him out. Then they replaced him with Hastert, who never had an original thought in his life.

    I lived through this time and the Gingrich revolution was real. It didn’t break on Clinton so much as on Dole, the “Tax Collector for the Welfare State.”

    Kevin M (563f77)

  33. I am so going to enjoy watching Obama lose in a landslide to whoever we run.

    Now there is something I wholeheartedly agree with. ^_^

    Book (1ecc3f)

  34. What I am saying now is, of the available candidates, Romney is by far the most conservative, tied with Michele Bachmann, and he has a proven ability to win in a state like Massachusetts.

    — Ann Coulter

    One of these statements is not like the other…

    Bronchitis (981e5b)

  35. Is this really a surprise?

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  36. Coulter and O’Donnell are obviously progressives, just like Romney.
    Comment by daleyrocks — 12/13/2011 @ 8:00 pm

    — Unfortunately, it is probably Newt — the Teddy Roosevelt progressive — that will rate the closest scrutiny on the smell test.

    Icy (1a73e7)

  37. Disco Stu is getting his conservative freak on with you!

    Icy (1a73e7)

  38. Lordy, Lordy!

    Anita Busch (a025dd)

  39. What will Mark Levin think of Christine now?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  40. See, I disagree. I think his statements about Paul Ryan’s attempts to fix medicare, his endorsement of Scozzafava and his habit of supporting government spending when it’s the popular thing to do are very old-school actions. I’m not even getting into his personal issues or his couch cuddles with prominent Democrats supporting popular lefty causes.

    I have the sick premonition that if Gingrich won, conservatives will end up far more disillusioned with him than we ever were with Bush. That’s if he can beat the young, personally likable incumbent currently warming his tush in Hawaii.

    Book (1ecc3f)

  41. El Rushbo played a pretty condemning clip of Romney when he was running for MA governor:

    ROMNEY: I think people recognize that I’m not a partisan Republican, that I’m someone who is moderate and that my views are progressive and so they’re gonna vote for me regardless of the party label.

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2011/12/13/romney_swears_off_red_meat

    Now, I realize he was running in MA and wasn’t going to sound overtly solid conservative, but still…

    Hey, has anyone seen the Sarahcuda about? Maybe she is hiding out somewhere eagerly preparing for future interviews and debates with the one.

    Maybe Walker can be drafted from Wisconsin after the bid to recall him fails.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  42. Legal Insurrection has a couple of interesting polls in which you can participate. The jist of them is “who is such a horrible candidate that you might be tempted to stay home or vote for Obama?”–or “who is so horrible you would definitely stay home or vote for Obama?” The results are intersting. Let’s just say Nor Luaptards won’t be happy.

    elissa (9d9d19)

  43. Christine always looks surprised like she just found a flopsy wopsy widdle puppy

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  44. No word if O’Donnell is going to run “He’s not a witch, either” ads. Also, no word on who Scozzafava is going to endorse.

    Kevin M (563f77)

  45. Well I think I don’t really need to say how I feel about this!

    Not that I am surprised. I predicted that O’Donnell would support Romney months ago. He’s the establishment. He’s clear channel. He’s the network of fundraisers that seem to only aspire to hold power for its own sake.

    A lot of politicians are too weak to resist.

    . The jist of them is “who is such a horrible candidate that you might be tempted to stay home or vote for Obama?”–or “who is so horrible you would definitely stay home or vote for Obama?”

    I’ll check those out, and I’ll also vote ‘none of these guys are so bad I’ll stay home’. But I think there clearly is a problem with this political party.

    Those who are on the inside or want to be on the inside are supporting a progressive.

    Dustin (cb3719)

  46. Dustin, you want to chime in?

    Comment by narciso —

    I would, but my head exploded and it’s hard to see anything.

    :)

    Anyway, my sincere congratulations to the Romney campaign for this very appropriate and telling endorsement. May Romney continue to have all the success an O’Donnell campaign is known for.

    Dustin (cb3719)

  47. It all reminds me of a scene in the Abyss and under appreciated classic by Cameron.

    The main female character (played by the yummy Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) had seen an alien submersible craft and was trying to convince the rest of the crew she really saw it. At one point the character Hippy breaks in and says something like, “Oh yeah, chariots of the Gods man. Area 51. The government knows all about them and has been covering them up for years.” At this point everyone decides this is crazy talk and Mastrantonio pretty much loses them.

    So then she turns to Hippy and says, “do me a favor. Stay off my side.”

    i suspect that Romney has a similar attitude about Christine O’Donnell tonight. Fair or not, the world sees her as a dingbat and she doesn’t help the causes she joins.

    [note: fished from spam filter. –Stashiu]

    Mrs. Worthing (73a7ea)

  48. And we need O’donnell to vote for Castle when he decides to run again.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  49. _____________________________________________

    Ann Coulter & me backstage at Fox. So we agree about Romney! That should say a lot about his true credentials.

    I recall reading eyewitness reports from at least a few key insiders on what McDonnell is like, and she apparently can be ideologically unprincipled or oddly squishy. So I’m not sure how she defines “true credentials.” But her ambiguity or contradictions fit the mold of Romney, Gingrich, Perry, Cain, etc.

    All these folks tend to be unreliable based on streaks of liberalism running through their histories or public comments.

    Mark (411533)

  50. Frankly, if either Gingrich or Romney becomes President, I’m pretty sure that I’m going to wake up some morning and think: today is going to be a great day because ____ is President and thinks are getting better again. I know I felt that way after Reagan won.

    Kevin M (563f77)

  51. Ann’s profile…
    There was quite a bit of “chatter” a couple years ago about Ann’s newly enhanced profile.

    AD-RtR/OS! (21429a)

  52. I didn’t really realize what great endowments Ann has.

    Random (38d59c)

  53. Looks like Coulter is trying to get laid.

    sickofrinos (44de53)

  54. That seemed a bit unnecessary.

    JD (8edcef)

  55. if lovin’ Perry
    is wrong, Dustin don’t wanna
    be right… that simple

    Colonel Haiku (2add70)

  56. Dana-
    Thanks for the link.

    That’s the kind of thing that an outside-the-establishment governor who beat both parties with a reform minded agenda would do. Make enemies of both sides of the establishment and earn an 80% approval rating by the public (75% if you count EPWJ as a whole 5% himself).

    But there was no NYT and MSM TV in Alaska.

    The Wilson sisters may not give permission to play it, but they can’t keep me from thinkin’ it… Sarahcuda!!!!

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  57. Never a better reason to run away from Romney.
    Run away!

    SarahW (b0e533)

  58. MD

    Bush I had an 86% and a 94% still lost

    But there is nothing like cult figures who manipulate people who are easily persuaded by flashy words

    EricPWJohnson (4380b4)

  59. EPWJ – Good thing Perry doesn’t suffer from those problems.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  60. Wow I assume O’Donnell will endorse Mike Castle.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  61. Wow. I don’t know if it’s the camera angles usually used, or the outfits she usually wears, but I never knew that Ann was so stacked.

    What?

    Don’t you fucking judge me…

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  62. Wow. I don’t know if it’s the camera angles usually used, or the outfits she usually wears, but I never knew that Ann was so stacked.

    What?

    Don’t you f*cking judge me…

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  63. Scott, she wasn’t until a few years ago.

    AD-RtR/OS! (f706df)

  64. Coulter didn’t make her CPAC comment about Christie and Romney in 2010, but in Feb, 2011, less than one year ago.

    Maybe she was confused, or perhaps she was obfuscating.

    Reno_Dave (d02d35)

  65. “Don’t you f*cking judge me…”

    Heh.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  66. A lot of people blinded by headlights today.

    Christine is still cute as a bug, though.

    Icy (38a225)

  67. In a dingy basement somewhere an Olbermann is conducting an in-depth analysis of that photo . . . with a bottle of lube and a box of tissues.

    Icy (38a225)

  68. I guess Ann couldn’t come out and say why she changed her mind, but we all know..

    Mitt is the Ivy Leaguer. They’re both fake, er, all four of ’em.

    gary gulrud (d88477)

  69. Seems like the Establishment is making its presence felt, and they want Romney. TFB.

    Comment by Kevin M — 12/13/2011 @ 8:15 pm

    If you think Gingrich is not part of “the Establishment” that’s about as wacky an idea as any that I hear lefties say.

    Maybe people should stop obsessing about “the establishment”. It’s not even clear to me what that means.

    Gerald A (9d78e8)

  70. Ya know I think Debbie Whatman Schultz is transgendered.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  71. Looks like sickofrinos is trying to get laid but I don’t think a blow-up doll counts.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  72. the Establishment was that part of the party, that sought not challenge Obama’s initiatives to a significant extent, they were opposed to the Sarah
    Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and the TEa Party in roughly that order, Mike ‘Iceberg’ Murphy, Mitten’s handler
    is one of the typical exponents of this view, although Frum and to lesser degrees Gerson and Krauthammer, manifest similar views,

    narciso (87e966)

  73. the Establishment was that part of the party, that sought not challenge Obama’s initiatives to a significant extent, they were opposed to the Sarah
    Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and the TEa Party in roughly that order, Mike ‘Iceberg’ Murphy, Mitten’s handler
    is one of the typical exponents of this view, although Frum and to lesser degrees Gerson and Krauthammer, manifest similar views,

    By that definition, Gingrich is “the establishment” at least as much as Romney if not more. I’m not familiar with all those people but I don’t see how Krauthammer fits that description.

    Gerald A (9d78e8)

  74. Bet you 10K the dems think they are clever with their projection.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  75. Who knew the National Organization of Witches endorsed in primaries?

    JD (8edcef)

  76. How come Islam doesn’t violate church and state?

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  77. You calling the National Organization of Women witches?

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  78. 70- My wife is all I can handle. At my age, trying to blow a doll up might kill me.

    sickofrinos (44de53)

  79. if lovin’ Perry
    is wrong, Dustin don’t wanna
    be right… that simple

    Comment by Colonel Haiku

    I do prefer you vote Perry, yes.

    if lovin’ the self professed “progressive” father of Obamacare
    is wrong, Christine O’Donnell don’t wanna
    be right wing anymore

    Dustin (cb3719)

  80. more than a feeling
    dustin hates to see Rick leave
    loves to watch him go

    Colonel Haiku (2add70)

  81. Christine is still cute as a bug, though.

    Specifically, a bee.

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  82. 69. Debbie’s Mother Dearest is bound for prison, in not already sentenced. Fraud. Guess the tree is on low ground, a peat bog.

    gary gulrud (d88477)

  83. Regarding the mother of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, from Oct 7th:

    Former Broward County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin got into a heated exchange with her lawyer Friday before a court hearing held to try to dismiss the criminal charges against her.
    Before the judge arrived, Wasserman-Rubin became agitated when she heard her lawyer, Fred Haddad, and prosecutor Catherine Maus discussing potential trial dates in February.

    “I’ll come live with you then,” Wasserman-Rubin yelled at Haddad as she paced in the courtroom with her arms extended over her head.

    Haddad, known for his take-no-prisoners style, shouted back asking whether she wanted him to rush to trial before he had all the evidence.

    “I run the show and I decide how I do things,” he told her and another lawyer on the case, Barry Kutun, who Wasserman-Rubin said is a friend. Kutun was suspended from practicing law until last year after he pleaded guilty to child abuse for having consensual sex with an underage prostitute in 2006.

    — I’m sure they’re all very lovely people, and a pleasure to be around.

    Icy (5f90f2)

  84. Christine O’Donnell’s endorsement of Romney and the way she did it is having more impact than she could have ever hoped. First she was a true blue conservative bucking the system, a Tea Party favorite, endorsed by Sarah Palin, and the “anti-Romney” crowd is shaken by her endorsement and her explanation. She reminds all the “anti-Romney” people that he DID go out of his way to endorse her and others when it wasn’t popular, he IS the most qualified candidate, and he HAS been unfairly maligned by staunch conservatives that have bought in to the mob mentality of “anybody but Romney” idea (perpetuated by the Left by the way). Once again she puts her ass on the line for what is best for the country when there’s nothing in it for her and she’s being insulted? That’s what patriotic courageous people do. Ann Coulter recognizes the conservatism of Romney for Christ’s sake! Romney is NOT another John McCain or Bob Dole. Conservatives in Massachusetts adore the guy. What’s it going to take for you “anybody but Romney” people to start looking at the real world and not a fantasy world where George Washington or Thomas Jefferson comes back to life and runs for President? They couldn’t win in today’s world by the way. I loved Ronald Reagan also and if you take a honest look at Romney the similarity in their political evolvement is amazingly similar. The people that opposed Reagan are now YOU! Look in the mirror and see what Reagan had to overcome to get nominated.

    Dave B (982f20)


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