October 25th, 2010
01:15 PM ET

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

Shannan Adler

(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."

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  1. J.V.Hodgson

    We have all heard It "pants up", "man up". Gosh can you imagine the uproar if a male Politician said " woman up" or "skirt down!! of course?"
    This kind of conversation is both meaningless and unethical and better left out of press coverage.
    When you repeatedly claim you will be guided in voting by the constitution and dont know the 1st amendment separates religion from Government, and clearly accepts the support and precepts of the tea part re its constitutional views some of whom appear to want changes to the 14th and 17th Amendments as well.
    Then I cannot trust her to be a senator protecting we the people.

    October 26, 2010 at 2:01 am |
  2. teresa, oh

    re: "please pray specifically that the eyes of the voters be opened."

    Ms. ODonnell: your prayers have indeed been heard and answered : )

    October 25, 2010 at 9:26 pm |