If O’Donnell is the fix, we are forever broken
We should consider candidates on a case by case basis. Do they have the skill, knowledge, experience, and proficiency to address specific sets of problems and needs that we have before us?
Are they equipped with exceptional academic certification? Have they proven private sector success in their profession with a track record? Do they possess extraordinary knowledge about energy, job creation, national security, and diplomacy? Have they been employed by government too long?
These are things to ask, and for many incumbents and candidates, they don’t cut it. American voters have yet to ask the right questions and to demand higher quality representatives. Picking people like the folks next door who rag on government without a clue about solutions should not be on anyone’s yard sign.
“Christine O'Donnell: 'We're not trying to take back our country, we are our country'
By Felicia Sonmez
Three days after she toppled long-time Rep. Mike Castle (R) in Delaware's Senate primary, Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell made her debut on the national stage, delivering a defiant speech on the stage of the Family Research Council's annual meeting of social conservatives in Washington, D.C.
O'Donnell was greeted with a standing ovation Friday afternoon as she took to the same stage that had been graced earlier in the day by a cadre of potential White House 2012 hopefuls including former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R).
O'Donnell spent the bulk of her 18-minute speech taking aim at critics of conservatism and of the "tea party" movement. She kicked off her remarks by asking the crowd to remember back to a year-and-a-half ago when the conservative movement was "told to curl up into fetal position and just stay there the next eight years, thank you very much."
"How things have changed," O'Donnell said, to loud applause.
O'Donnell, whose long-shot bid against Castle received the heavy support of national tea party groups, spoke of a "grassroots groundswell, this revolution of reason, this love affair with liberty" and warned the group to gear up against those who would oppose them.
"Will they attack us? Yes. Will they smear our backgrounds and distort our records? Undoubtedly. Will they lie about us, harass our families, name-call and try to intimidate us? They will. There's nothing safe about it. But is it worth it?" O'Donnell asked.”
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