Cornyn: NRSC fully backing O’Donnell, giving maximum donation

posted at 11:35 am on September 15, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

It didn’t take long for wiser heads to prevail in the GOP establishment.  After a report last night that the NRSC would abandon Delaware after the GOP favorite Mike Castle lost to Christine O’Donnell, Senator John Cornyn has announced that the organization will offer its full support — including a healthy dose of cash:

Let there be no mistake: The National Republican Senatorial Committee – and I personally as the committee’s chairman – strongly stand by all of our Republican nominees, including Christine O’Donnell in Delaware.

I reached out to Christine this morning, and as I have conveyed to all of our nominees, I offered her my personal congratulations and let her know that she has our support. This support includes a check for $42,000 – the maximum allowable donation that we have provided to all of our nominees – which the NRSC will send to her campaign today.

We remain committed to holding Democrat nominee New Castle County Executive Chris Coons accountable this November, as we inform voters about his record of driving his county to the brink of bankruptcy and supporting his party’s reckless spending policies in Washington.

Furthermore, Cornyn challenged Democrats to do the same:

It remains to be seen whether national Democrats will provide a similar level of support for many of their nominees, including in key battleground states like Indiana, Ohio, Florida, Arkansas, Illinois, and New Hampshire, among others. The Democrats’ indecision reflects the fact that Republicans are on offense in at least 12 Democrat-held states and we are leading in the polls in seven of those 12 states.

That’s a sharp way to turn this meme on its head. Will the media follow up on the DSCC’s level of support in those races with the same vigor that they reported on rumors last night regarding Delaware?  The DSCC will certainly sink a lot of resources in Delaware in order to take advantage of the high profile the race now has, but that will be money spent on defense, as the Democrats already hold this seat — and it may take away from defenses elsewhere.

Kudos to Cornyn for addressing this quickly and forcefully.  If Castle had won, we would have heard nothing but calls for unity this morning.  Cornyn has literally put the NRSC’s money where its mouth would have been, and he deserves congratulations for this leadership decision.


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Cornyn’s a very smart man who can admit when he’s wrong. Kudos to him for doing the right thing. My bet is that Rove won’t be far behind.

LASue on September 15, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Clearly the base wants to go with a message of solid conservatism instead of the wishy-washy compassionate conservatism that led to a socialist in the White House. The leadership had better get on top of that message now or get out of the way.

pedestrian on September 15, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Wow. Just heard Rove on Fox. This guy is digging in. Once again, he goes through a litany of what O’Donnell needs to explain – in detail – you know, just so everyone out in TV land understands how FLAWED she is.

What is that old saying “Pride cometh (or goeth) before the fall.” Well that saying is so true of Rove now. He simply cannot be as gracious as, say, Geraghty over at NRO was about her win. Shame really. The establishment is really hurting themselves.

KickandSwimMom on September 15, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Rush can’t ignore this now. Man, and they’re buds too.

12 noon must listen radio!

fossten on September 15, 2010 at 12:02 PM

Good. Now Shut Up Karl and Krauthammer, and Get on board.

O’Donnell can use this, and I hope she does:

http://reason.com/archives/2010/09/14/rogue-states/singlepage

mountainaires on September 15, 2010 at 12:02 PM

O’Donnell’s money bomb is getting ready to top $200,000 add that into the $174,000 demint has pledged and now $42,000 from the NRSC and $42,000 for RNC/ O’donnell is getting close to making this race a true race.

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 12:03 PM

“Am I not merciful?
Am I not merciful?!!” -Commodus

Mr_Magoo on September 15, 2010 at 11:48 AM

“Are you not entertained?” -Maximus

roy_batty on September 15, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Now someone make a call to Castle and tell him to stop being a little b!tch!

Ampersand on September 15, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Probably scheduling a pity party with Alaska’s Murkowski as we speak!

Susanboo on September 15, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Cornyn: NRSC fully backing O’Donnell, giving maximum donation

Now, is that a back-handed way of telling Miss O’Donnell, (as I used to tell my daughter) “THAT’S ALL THE MONEY YOU’RE GETTING!”

oldleprechaun on September 15, 2010 at 12:04 PM

hey maybe rove and Castle can hold a pizza party and tell us how we must forget Reagan and turn the page……

i’m sure they can get 50 people to come or so

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Frankly, kudos to O’Donnell for being gracious about NOT getting the GOP support. She totally made the establishment look like a bunch of whiny sore losers.

She didn’t skirt the issue at all.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:04 PM

info@nrsc.org was probably buried overnight.

bloviator on September 15, 2010 at 12:05 PM

hey maybe rove and Castle can hold a pizza party and tell us how we must forget Reagan and turn the page……

i’m sure they can get 50 people to come or so

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Maybe he can invite Ben Nelson. I hear he’s not welcome at his favorite pizza joint anymore.

Doughboy on September 15, 2010 at 12:05 PM

hey maybe rove and Castle can hold a pizza party and tell us how we must forget Reagan and turn the page……

i’m sure they can get 50 people to come or so

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 12:04 PM

It’ll have to be delivery. If they go out for pizza they might get the Bill Nelson treatment.

fossten on September 15, 2010 at 12:05 PM

Frankly, kudos to O’Donnell for being gracious …
AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:04 PM

It’s easy to be gracious when you’ve just kicked someone’s a$$.

gh on September 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM

I think what I really heard Rove saying was

“Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!” as he falls deep into the abyss.

Less Architect, more Jr. Draftsman it seems.

roy_batty on September 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Moneybomb just went 100% at 200,000 next stop $500,000 the dems and the establishment are running scared they never expected O’Donnell to be able to raise this much this short of time. Never. they wanted to starv eher out. Now they are understanding. now they see.

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM

People don’t pay Rove to be a cheerleader. They pay him to make predictions. And so far, his PREDICTION about O’Donnell seems pretty accurate.

RBMN on September 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Even if Rove had a political point? He so clearly is simply still campaigning against this woman that it’s inescapable.

He’d rather see her lose than win. Why?

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Sounds like Cornyn decided to put his finger in the wind, rather than keep his thumb in his mouth.

BirdEye on September 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM

It’ll have to be delivery. If they go out for pizza they might get the Bill Ben Nelson treatment.

fossten on September 15, 2010 at 12:05 PM

OOPS

fossten on September 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM

I’m sure that the NRSC feels some a$$ stinging from being taken to the woodshed over this.

Maybe they’re learning lessons the hard way.

I’m still done with them.

tru2tx on September 15, 2010 at 11:46 AM

This. And…This!

Christien on September 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Hey, Mitt is endorsing O’D now…LOL

d1carter on September 15, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Oh, Romney just showed up with an endorsement. Funny. This is all just too funny to me.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Romney announces endorsement of O’Donnell! This changes everything!

slickwillie2001 on September 15, 2010 at 12:07 PM

All Rove is doing right now is destroying himself and showing he is truly a DC denizen. One on many DC Conservatives who are getting upset that all of this isn’t about putting them in charge, but the people themselves.

michaelo on September 15, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Commodus:”My history is a little hazy Cassius, but shouldn’t the barbarians lose the battle of Carthage?”

Cassius:”Uh yes sire… umm, forgive me sire.”

Commodus: “No, I rather enjoy surprises. Who is that?”

Cassius: “O’Donnell, sire. Christine O’Donnell.”

Mr_Magoo on September 15, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Rush is addressing the Rove issue..:)

Dire Straits on September 15, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Doesn’t he know that she would not have delivered the “Zimmermann Note” to President Wilson because she couldn;t verify its authenticity!

We can’t have her in the Senate!

mankai on September 15, 2010 at 12:09 PM

All Rove is doing right now is destroying himself…

michaelo on September 15, 2010 at 12:07 PM

By accurately (most likely) predicting the future?

RBMN on September 15, 2010 at 12:09 PM

I again wonder if Cornyn didn’t issue the statement last night in a sneaky attempt to generate money for O’Donnell. But I find it more likely that some whales called Cornyn and read him the riot act.

I’m glad he’s come around to supporting the will of the voters. But at some point I’d like to see the GOP leaders demonstrate some understanding. They keep nominating moderates, the voters keep rejecting them. Get the message. We want conservatives. In every state. Choosing between Dem and Dem-Lite isn’t much of choice.

hawksruleva on September 15, 2010 at 12:09 PM

What was funny to me is how Rove was so Purist about how someone who had an outstanding college bill just wasn’t good enough to get elected.

Meanwhile, Rangel skated easily to a win. *hooting*

Who are you kidding, Rove? This must have been very, very personal. O’Donnell spelled it out that the teaparty movement told Rove to go fly a kite.

Guess he didn’t like that.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Rush: What happened to the 51 seat argument now that O’Donnell won?

fossten on September 15, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Hey, Mitt is endorsing O’D now

Are you shittin’ me ??

Holy crap, that’s some profile in courage right there, lemme tell you.

Jerome Horwitz on September 15, 2010 at 12:11 PM

I was not thrilled with either candidate – I met O’Donnel and I have know about Castle for years. I strongly urge everyone to go to Coons’ website. Absolutely no new ideas, this person has been under a rock for the last two years. I almost threw up. He needs to be hammered on the issues. Severely.

PhillyUnion on September 15, 2010 at 12:11 PM

It’s Saturday morning at a pizzeria in Arlington, Va., and the Republican Party may have just discovered the key to its comeback. “Free pizza for everybody all day!” jokes Mitt Romney,

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 12:11 PM

Rush on Rove: “If he had just gotten this mad at democrats”

faraway on September 15, 2010 at 12:11 PM

Damn – this is a kick in the nuts. She’d do so much better running as the candidate the NRSC refused to support.

I’m depressed now. :(

HondaV65 on September 15, 2010 at 11:57 AM


Now she is the candidate that brought the NRSC to their knees! :D

lwssdd on September 15, 2010 at 12:11 PM

This is why it’s a good idea for political folks to keep their mouths shut when they are getting all emotional.

forest on September 15, 2010 at 12:11 PM

I’ll bet Palin will go into Delaware and do at least one fund raiser, maybe a banquet type for $250 a head (much more for her table, pictures, ect.) and another in some arena for many more folks.

It will be packed in both cases, because people from there and all the surrounding states will flood in to see her and pay the fee.

Rove will have egg on his face if this happens, and I think it will.

Brian1972 on September 15, 2010 at 12:12 PM

We’ll see how much the NRSC spends on ads in Delaware, though. Trust, but verify.

hawksruleva on September 15, 2010 at 12:12 PM

OMG Rush has just hit back at Rove by declaring war on the established Washington republican fund raising apparatus.

Skandia Recluse on September 15, 2010 at 12:12 PM

Romney announces endorsement of O’Donnell! This changes everything!

slickwillie2001 on September 15, 2010 at 12:07 PM

This is good. Unity is what is needed.

I congratulate Mitt Romney for his act of unity.

portlandon on September 15, 2010 at 12:12 PM

Michelle Malkin had the voting record of Mike Castle on her website. Why in the world would the NRSC back and support this guy. He is more of a democrat than a Republican and is not even close to being a conservative. What would be the point to gain the majority but the majority is full of Rino’s and the only thing that will change is the Majority Party. Remember the NRSC supported Dede Scozzafava in the Special Election in 2009 in the 23rd Congressional District. She dropped out of the race and immediately supported the democrat candidate. Mike Castle being the wimp that he is has refused to support O’Donnell. That alone tells you what a small man he is. Looks like John Cornyn is eating humble pie this morning. He sure back tracked this morning from his comments last night.

flintstone on September 15, 2010 at 12:12 PM

Dire Straits on September 15, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Going Home. From 2005. This basically unrehearsed as Tommy had not played with Phil for a while. He scheduled an extra concert before the German TommyFest (3-4 day workshops and concerts) he was holding.

gh on September 15, 2010 at 12:12 PM

Oh, Romney just showed up with an endorsement. Funny. This is all just too funny to me.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Romney announces endorsement of O’Donnell! This changes everything!

slickwillie2001 on September 15, 2010 at 12:07 PM

seriously. ROFLMAO…..a true leader right there

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Kind hurts, doesn’t it Karl, to know that your personal favorite candidate got his tush handed to him by the great unwashed who don’t know what’s good for them?

You would think you’d be used to it by now.

Lily on September 15, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Romney’s endorsement now means nothing, really nothing. He is constantly behind the times taking the safe and easy road. As a previous supporter, I will do everything I can to not see Romney nominated this cycle. If he’s so great economically, let the new conservative president that we elect in 2012 appoint him to a cabinet position.

KickandSwimMom on September 15, 2010 at 12:13 PM

People don’t pay Rove to be a cheerleader. They pay him to make predictions. And so far, his PREDICTION about O’Donnell seems pretty accurate.

RBMN on September 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Again, not the point. He could have made a polite prediction without providing the democratics with a ready-made anti-COD political ad.

slickwillie2001 on September 15, 2010 at 12:13 PM

People don’t pay Rove to be a cheerleader. They pay him to make predictions. And so far, his PREDICTION about O’Donnell seems pretty accurate.

RBMN on September 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM

This wasn’t predictive. It was personal attack on her.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Rove is a wuss and has been for 15 years.

I hope this kills him on the Right.

mankai on September 15, 2010 at 12:14 PM

pedestrian on September 15, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Exactly.

Lead.

Follow.

Or get out of the way!

Not sure how many of these it is going to take for them to get it, but the beltway bandits ain’t calling the GOP shots no more.

More and more, the party direction is being laid out by “GASP” the voters. Bless you Al Gore for inventing the interweb!!

Jim708 on September 15, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Rush: Why not fight for it?

Reminds me of McCain giving up and writing off Michigan in 2008, when Palin was asking “Why??”

MassVictim on September 15, 2010 at 12:14 PM

hawksruleva on September 15, 2010 at 12:09 PM

I don’t think Cornyn had anything to do with the statement last night. Somebody in the NRSC did, and they spouted off in the heat of the moment. Today, Cornyn is personally leading the fire brigade to calm it down.

The man may be many things, but he isn’t an idiot.

Brian1972 on September 15, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Rush is totally flipping out o.o and rightly so. Highly recommend tuning in.

KinleyArdal on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 PM

I have mixed feelings about O’Donnell, but I have to say, this, from Dem candidate Chris Coons website, is unintentionally hilarious – in that at first glance it looks like an ad for the very attractive Christine O’Donnell.

Buy Danish on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 PM

People don’t pay Rove to be a cheerleader. They pay him to make predictions. And so far, his PREDICTION about O’Donnell seems pretty accurate.

RBMN on September 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Thou shalt not speak evil of a fellow Republican.

– Ronald Reagan

fossten on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 PM

OT: The Associated Press just released new summary totals covering 262 of 301 districts, or 87 percent.

It shows Kelly Ayotte with 46,702 or 38 percent and Ovide Lamontagne with 45,639, or 37 percent.
..:)

Dire Straits on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Beware of Gaius. He’ll pour a honeyed potion in your ear… and you’ll wake up one day and all you’ll say is, ” Republic, republic!”

Mr_Magoo on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Good Move. She is our nominee – we need to support her.

gophergirl on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Palin was pretty polite, but pretty much blew Rove out of the water. :)

She called him one of the “fellas of the machine.” *hooting*

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Rush: What happened to the 51 seat argument now that O’Donnell won?

fossten on September 15, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Concise, yes. Somehow we were supposed to overlook Castle’s flaws because he would be the 51st vote, but we can’t overlook COD’s flaws?

slickwillie2001 on September 15, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Notice that Rove has not gone after the other Tea Party candidates, like Miller in Alaska. He’s predicting not only won’t she win. If by some miracle she does win, she’s going to embarrass the Republicans in the same way that Rangel would embarrass Democrats if they had any shame.

RBMN on September 15, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Rove’s rotten corpse smells. Can someone drag it away please?

/corpse in a non-violent non-racist sorta way

faraway on September 15, 2010 at 12:16 PM

I like O’Donnell the more I see of her. on GMA today she said this about rove.

Everything that he is saying is un-factual. And it’s a shame because he is the same so-called political guru that predicted I wasn’t going to win. And we won and we won big,” Christine O’Donnell told me this morning. “So I think, again, he is eating some humble pie and he is just trying to restore his reputation.”

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 12:16 PM

the damage is done, the press have their meme. he should have said this BEFORE the primary. they need to make a case to DE moderates that she is the best candidate, how does this wishy-washy “we’re not even sure WE want her” saga help that?

pecan pie on September 15, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Rush on Rove: “If he had just gotten this mad at democrats”
faraway on September 15, 2010 at 12:11 PM

That was absolutely fabulous!

Branch Rickey on September 15, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Did Romney really just endorse O’Donnell, just now?

I saw a couple comments saying that, and thought it was the standard Romney joke, which we hear a lot around here.

I guess he just parodied himself.

Wow.

Brian1972 on September 15, 2010 at 12:17 PM

O/T… but Rush is eating the establishment asses so bad right now… He will need an enormous “post prandial cigar”

paragon27x on September 15, 2010 at 12:18 PM

By accurately (most likely) predicting the future?

RBMN on September 15, 2010 at 12:09 PM

Even assuming Rove is right (I don’t think he is), the role of Cassandra is not an envious role—nor is it any help to anyone around him.

novakyu on September 15, 2010 at 12:18 PM

No, Rush, Rove won’t level the same accusations against big-time Democrats because they’re all in the same club.

He’s an a$$ and has been for a LONG time.

After 2008 he has tried to pretend he has always been a Tea Partier… I never bought it… and the truth has come out. Yeah, I hoped for Castle to win for strategic reasons, but now is the time to rally to the side of the conservative candidate.

Karl has a completely different agenda.

mankai on September 15, 2010 at 12:18 PM

It shows Kelly Ayotte with 46,702 or 38 percent and Ovide Lamontagne with 45,639, or 37 percent.
..:)

Dire Straits on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Mmmm… President Palin. Nice alliteration.

gh on September 15, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Can you hear us yet?

GnuBreed on September 15, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Moneybomb just went 100% at 200,000 next stop $500,000 the dems and the establishment are running scared they never expected O’Donnell to be able to raise this much this short of time. Never. they wanted to starv eher out. Now they are understanding. now they see.

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM

I know, I LOVE it. The ink is hardly dry on all the leftie memes this morning and we’re ALREADY proving them wrong. GLORIOUS.

Animator Girl on September 15, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Why do Democrats handle bitter primaries so much better than us? You don’t see Halter whining about Lincoln or Specter running down Sestak. Are Lowden and Tarkanian supporting Angle with anything approaching enthusiasm?

Speedwagon82 on September 15, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Moneybomb just went 100% at 200,000 next stop $500,000 the dems and the establishment are running scared they never expected O’Donnell to be able to raise this much this short of time. Never. they wanted to starv eher out. Now they are understanding. now they see.
unseen on September 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Nah. I just heard on the Daily Kos that O’Donnell was 16 points behind on the first day of her campaign – that’s even worse than Rubio did. We may as well just give up.

logis on September 15, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Candidates are simply distancing from the established GOP party, and it’s actually working. So the GOP regulars can keep pouting, not endorsing, running as 3rd party, etc…..but it’s obviously not working.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Hey, Mitt is endorsing O’D now…LOL

d1carter on September 15, 2010 at 12:07 PM

What’s so funny is that today I was going to joke that maybe Huck and Mitt can endorse O’Donnell now that she’s won.
.
I can’t even JOKE about how craven this guy is since he beats me to his own punch line!

DrAllecon on September 15, 2010 at 12:19 PM

What Rove is saying is, character counts. At least it used to count.

RBMN on September 15, 2010 at 12:20 PM

They really had no choice, did they? Even as dense as they are, they had to see the writing on the wall.

Bob's Kid on September 15, 2010 at 12:20 PM

By accurately (most likely) predicting the future?

RBMN on September 15, 2010 at 12:09 PM

No, by running his mouth. He said his piece both before and right after the primary, now he needs to shut up, not keep harping on it. If she loses (which is very likely) he can crow all day long and he will have earned his prediction money. But for right now he just needs to STFU.

Johnnyreb on September 15, 2010 at 12:20 PM

I again wonder if Cornyn didn’t issue the statement last night in a sneaky attempt to generate money for O’Donnell.

hawksruleva on September 15, 2010

Well, everyone sure got mad and started sending money within minutes…and lots of it too. And this thing with Rove…he could be an evil genius after all…his stupid looking rants have made O’Donnell an obvious outsider and a victim of the establishment (just like the rest of us) and now everyone in Delaware will look at her in a different light because, if nothing else, they HATE Karl Rove.

JonPrichard on September 15, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Notice that Rove has not gone after the other Tea Party candidates, like Miller in Alaska. He’s predicting not only won’t she win. If by some miracle she does win, she’s going to embarrass the Republicans in the same way that Rangel would embarrass Democrats if they had any shame. any Democrat like he’s gone after O’Donnell.

RBMN on September 15, 2010 at 12:16 PM

FIFY

fossten on September 15, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Sarah Palin had another successful primary night on Tuesday with conservative activist Christine O’Donnell’s stunning victory in Delaware. The surprise win, much like Palin endorsee Joe Miller’s big victory over incumbent Lisa Murkowski in Alaska’s Senate GOP primary last month, has political observers reeling. With 53 percent of the vote, O’Donnell beat Mike Castle, a popular 20-year veteran of the small state’s only House seat and a two-term governor.

After initially meeting with O’Donnell at the Restoring Honor rally with Glenn Beck on Aug. 28, Palin endorsed her last week. In backing the insurgent candidate, the former governor joined the Tea Party Express, which, as in Alaska, had been raising money and canvassing for O’Donnell for weeks. Palin also recorded a last-minute robo-call expressing her support for her newest “Mama Grizzly,” her nickname for the female candidates she backed.

Palin “got behind us war-weary folks, and gave us a boost of encouragement when we needed it,” O’Donnell said. “And she was a vote against the politics of personal destruction.”

Until Palin’s endorsement, O’Donnell was thought not to stand a chance against Castle, but a poll released Sunday by Public Policy Polling sounded the warning alarm when it had O’Donnell up three points.

In front of screaming supporters, O’Donnell thanked Palin in her speech Tuesday night.

“Thank you, Gov. Palin, for your endorsement. Because she got behind us war-weary folks, and gave us a boost of encouragement when we needed it,” O’Donnell said. “And she was a vote against the politics of personal destruction.”

O’Donnell might have been Palin’s biggest win, but it wasn’t her only one: former FBI agent and combat veteran Michael Grimm sailed to victory in the NY-13 GOP primary for the House seat representing Staten Island and part of Brooklyn. In Wisconsin, Sean Duffy, former district attorney and star of MTV’s The Real World, beat his challenger in his primary in that state’s 7th Congressional District. And in the NY-2 House race, businessman John Gomez was uncontested and did not face a GOP primary.

There was at least one loss for Palin: In Maryland, Brian Murphy lost his primary against former Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr…

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Palin just made Rove look like a fool…Demint is up next.

d1carter on September 15, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Nah. I just heard on the Daily Kos that O’Donnell was 16 points behind on the first day of her campaign – that’s even worse than Rubio did. We may as well just give up.

logis on September 15, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Let’s see the polls when the pollsters have time to revise their turnout models. I suspect that’ll be interesting.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Wow!..We have to depend on Michael Steele to bring the Republican party back together..*shudders*..:)

Dire Straits on September 15, 2010 at 12:21 PM

What Rove is saying is, character counts. At least it used to count.

RBMN on September 15, 2010 at 12:20 PM

When did he ever say that about the Democrats? He was too busy inviting them to the White House for movie night.

mankai on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Nah. I just heard on the Daily Kos that O’Donnell was 16 points behind on the first day of her campaign – that’s even worse than Rubio did. We may as well just give up.

logis on September 15, 2010 at 12:19 PM

We are all Wolverines today!

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Nice back pedal there cornyn

cmsinaz on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Why does Rove have to be a cheerleader? That’s not his job. His job is to share what’s on his mind.

RBMN on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Palin just made Rove look like a fool…Demint is up next.

d1carter on September 15, 2010 at 12:21 PM

where when? link?

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Believe it or not, Chris Matthews was the smartest one on TV last night. He looked genuinely scared with the OD/Tea Party win.

faraway on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 PM

JonPrichard on September 15, 2010 at 12:21 PM

No, this wasn’t a strategy. He attacked her on a very personal level, just as Castle did throughout the campaign.

That’s not strategic.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 PM

What Rove is saying is, character counts. At least it used to count.

RBMN on September 15, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Yeah, that Mike Castle has a lot of character, refusing to back O’Donnell like some petulant child taking his ball and going home.

And this after Republicans have held their nose and voted for him for years.

He’s a real character guy.

/

fossten on September 15, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Believe it or not, Chris Matthews was the smartest one on TV last night. He looked genuinely scared with the OD/Tea Party win.

faraway on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Agree. He had the best analysis.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:23 PM

They made sure to get the word out in a big way before Rush went live.

Greek Fire on September 15, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Oh, Romney just showed up with an endorsement. Funny. This is all just too funny to me.
AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:07 PM

How is it even possible for a moderate to sell out?

But yeah, it’s still kinda funny. There is only one good thing about moderates: they have absolutely no convictions.

logis on September 15, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Palin’s comments on Rove reminded me of the Closer. She was darn sweet, as she nailed him for pouting and not being a teamplayer. :)

It was sweet.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:24 PM

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Sorry. She was just on Fox by phone…”inside the belt way”….”egos”…

d1carter on September 15, 2010 at 12:25 PM

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