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October 25th, 2010
09:48 PM ET

O'Donnell Double-Standard: Join the Live Chat

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Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell says she's the victim of a double standard – the victim of sexism. Targeted, she says, because she is a conservative christian woman. Does she have a case or is she actually the one whose been using a double standard? We're Keeping Them Honest.

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soundoff (208 Responses)
  1. Beth

    I honestly don't think she knows what she says from day to day. She is a "brand new employee" everyday.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  2. Kelly, Harrisburg, PA

    Liberals can be Christians too, right?

    October 25, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  3. Nina

    Megan Dresslar – Shoreline, WA October 25th, 2010 10:11 pm ET
    If she did not promote herself as an "expert" of the Constitution, it would not be quite so embarrassing!!!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  4. Shehan Jayawardena, Minneapolis MN

    LOL Anderson, you nailed it... With people like O'Donnell and Paladino in the running it feels like some people are still living in 1965 or 1692 (in the case of O'Donnell)... Scary.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  5. Jacqueline, NY

    I think the media is spending too much time covering this women. One would think that O'Donnell was the only candidate running for office.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  6. Nicole The Netherlands

    To me it sounds, she is trying to play a victim..
    Maybe she didn´t realize before she started this campaign, that facts get checked and campaigning is tough.(!)
    Very honest discussion with the panel.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  7. Sharon Hastings

    She won't talk to the press. Therefore the press will talk about her. She made that decision. She should come on, be interviewed, and speak for herself.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  8. Nina

    Paul... "accidental candidate? lol I would be more inclined to say a goof ball?

    October 25, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  9. Karen, MN

    I can't wait to see what O'Donnell does next. Great TV.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  10. Elaine

    Good evening!! Love your show.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  11. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Nina,
    Good point there, I agree with your comment...... I know what is good constition.... she doesn't know what constition is.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  12. Michelle Pernula

    I'm ALL for having more women in politics, but she's not the standard I want. She also lacks tolerance and wouldn't be partisan or have ability to work with others. She's not even qualified as a junior in politics.
    People caught up in a scandal try to deflect by projecting and drawing sympathy. I see right through her, she's a copy of Palin. Wants to cause states to cede from the union.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  13. Nancy in Oregon

    What is being 'unmanly' about? Does she expect strict lines of male and female behavior? If so, isn't she stepping out of the lines herself?

    October 25, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  14. Emily

    @Nancy,
    Now that her arguments are falling apart, she wants to use "sexism" as an excuse to launch an attack against others.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  15. lisal -canada

    i do not like women who take the approach that 'i can annoy you but you cannot punch me because i am a woman' in cases where if it was a man annoying another man they would start a fist-fight. THAT is a type of feminism that i cannot quite stomach.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  16. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I think O'Donnell is just mad that everyone is calling her out on what she is saying and is mad because she is being asked questions that she cannot answer

    October 25, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  17. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Ms. O'Donnell seems to have represented herself as a strict constitutionalist, and yet does not seem to know the constituion so far.

    I think there are many questions, re: her financial dealings with using campaign funds illegally as reported by numerous reporters and sources.
    If you can't take the heat...get out of the kitchen...i think her claims of "sexism" are not proven true so far.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  18. Linda in Arizona

    True, she's appallingly ignorant, but so is Rand Paul, and he seems to be coated in Teflon.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  19. KeNya

    These so-called attacks are by far not because Ms. O'Donnell is a woman. It's because she has poor qualifications and lacking in knowledge for the position she's campaigning for. Playing the victim here...please Ms. O'Donnell. :l

    October 25, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  20. Nancy in Oregon

    O'Donnell is just trying everything she can at this stage.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  21. Emily

    I'm not at all surprised that Christine O'Donnell is acting like a victim! She should have been coming out to all the shows and speaking for herself this entire time. Now she wants to claim to be a victim? Please! I trust that the voters of Delaware can see past that.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  22. Sue R. Canton MI.

    I think everyone had a field day with Christine O'Donnell. She put herself out there and with so many of the statements that she made,,she seemed to have brought a lot of it on herself.Now she's trying to play the victim.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  23. Kate

    There is no double standard for supidity.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  24. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    It is so easy to throw the constitution around.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  25. Sharon Hastings

    What is an "unmanly" statement?

    October 25, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  26. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes, Christine O'Donnell is so whine all times, I would never vote how she behaves like child.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  27. Kyte Prince

    Christine has lost the battle, clearly thinks she has lost it. I would advise she runs for state house rather than go for big bucks at the national level. She clearly doesn't have what it takes to represent Delaware at the national level. I also advise in the mean time, that she gets a job and show us some intellectual ability at one level.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  28. Ron from PA

    Christine O'Donnell's assertion that she is being treated differently than a man would in the campaign as a Christian woman is absolute nonsense. Any candidate–man, woman, Democrat or Republican–who has made the major gaffs she has made would have been called on it.

    O'Donnell knows she is significantly down in the polls and this is her last-ditch attempt to throw "hail mary" passes.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  29. Michelle Pernula

    What does she have to OFFER? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. She's memorized a bunch of one liners that make no sense; she can't even expound on them...that's exposing her non-sense, it's not sexism. We're living in dire times, need to get it right the first time. She wants to waste even more time in our schools with religious ideals when we need engineers to thrive in our future?

    October 25, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  30. Nancy in Oregon

    Oh yes, that's right....the Constitution and now the Christian Woman. Is she using them as buzz words?

    October 25, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  31. Kat Rose

    O'Donnell isn't a victim of sexism. She's a victim of her own ignorance and stupidity. And I say this as a woman and a Christian, though a moderate liberal.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  32. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, David, Megan, Nicole, Nancy, Gloria, Janis, Libby, Starr & Bloggers!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  33. Heather - Spokane, WA

    So far as Ihave seen, O'Donell is being treated like a politician, I myself have not seen or heard anything that would not be asked to a male politician. I think she is pulling another play from the Palin playbook that she was taught by Palin

    October 25, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  34. Nicole The Netherlands

    Good Evening Anderson, 360 Team, Emily, Starr, Jo Ann, David, Megan,Nancy, Gloria, Heather, Everyone!
    Looking forward to the show, keep em honest!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  35. Nina

    I have a graduate fellowship in the Constitution??? what on earth?

    October 25, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  36. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I was so shocked that Haiti people got sick from Cholera..... That's so horrible disease death really dangerous situation.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  37. Nina

    O'donnell is whining. She is doing damage control as it was obvious she did not know the constitution when she could not discuss where separation of church and state was inferred.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  38. Karen, MN

    Hi Anderson and Bloggers

    October 25, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Mike, St. Louis

    Yeah right. If you're a candidate doesn't understand the first amendment, or doesn't understand science, I don't care if you're a man or a woman, but I do care that you're an idiot.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  40. Nancy in Oregon

    I wonder if she 'protests too much'? Sounds to me like she's drawing attention to herself with the label Christian Woman...for votes?

    October 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  41. Lisa in Louisville

    I think if Ms. O'Donnell were Mr. O'Donnell he wouldn't have gotten this far.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  42. Nina

    Good evening Anderson Cooper, team 360 and bloggers

    October 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening everyone. Ms. O'Donnell is not the victim of sexism. She is being attacked for her ridiculous (trying not to say stupid but having a difficult time) statements and her amazing lack of knowledge on a wide variety of subjects.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  44. Jacqueline, NY

    Good evening all!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  45. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson & Team 360- hope you had a great weekend.

    Hello David, Isabel, Nichole, Nancy, Megan, Emily, JoAnn, Mike, Casey, everyone...

    Wow, LKL was amazing...

    Am very interested in Ms. O'Donnell's claims.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! It's great to see you on. I hope you had a good break–with the extended weekend and your time in London. I'm looking forward to your interview with Sean Penn–with news from Haiti once again.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie), Lori, (Adelaide), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, others and my friend Facebook Bloggers!!!!

    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀
    Hope you have great weekend! 🙂
    Happy Monday night!!!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Good evening everyone.
    Looking forward to the show tonight.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Evening Anderson and everyone. Hope your weekend was great

    October 25, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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