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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. Libby

    Dr. Gupta rocks. It's incredible how none of the funds donated have made it on the ground there!!! Kudos to Sean Penn for all that he's done.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  2. Karen, MN

    It is so frustrating that the money isn't reaching Haiti.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  3. Michael

    I am surprised and upset that you used AFSCME as an example of secret funding of political campaigns. Not only does the ad orally say it is paid by them, but in the bottom text at the end of the ad it spells out exactly what the acronym stands for. And it is an existing organization which was not created for the election and whose finances are accountable and its sources are known. Very, very different from those other secret organizations putting millions inbto attack ads. Can't you see the difference?

    October 25, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  4. Deanna

    Sad situation going on in Haiti. 🙁

    October 25, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  5. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Anderson, you and Dr. Gupta (among many others) called it!!

    Why, given all of the aid given to Haiti (much of which sat in wharehouses) was this Cholera allowed to to happen?!

    Yet again, Haiti returns to 3rd world status.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  6. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    The warning signs were given to be notice!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  7. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I see nothing in Haiti's government has changed...still corrupt...where did the donated money go?

    October 25, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  8. Karin

    Why do we always re-act instead of be pro-active? The Cholera outbreak was something that could have been predicted given the circumstances of the living conditions that exist in the tent cities.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  9. Nancy in Oregon

    I was thinking the same thing, Anderson. It's a tribute to the hard work that it took this long to erupt. I expected it much sooner.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  10. Deanna

    Sad situation going in in Haiti.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  11. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Emily,
    Sean Penn is working on it now in Haiti, There are so disease against cholera. Sean is doing great job since January.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  12. Emily

    I heard that they are really trying to prevent this from reaching Port-au-Prince, where there is such a large population.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  13. Nina

    The cholera outbreak in Haiti is tragic and could have been avoided with such simple means. It makes one wonder.....

    October 25, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  14. Jacqueline, NY

    That is sad. What happened to all the money that went pouring into Haiti?

    October 25, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  15. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    It is a amazing how the vehicle remain on the ground during the tornado!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  16. Emily

    I hope that everyone on the Blog has voted for their CNN Hero! I'm looking forward to seeing that again this year, Anderson.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  17. Ron from PA

    @Sarah in Delaware, look at the polls and you'll see that Christine O'Donnell has little chance of winning. So dream on... She is so unqualified that even Karl Rove wanted her to lose.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  18. Karin

    Good evening everyone. Regardless that Mr. Axelrod was unable to give proof where all the money for the Republicans comes from, the question does remain where is all that money coming from. Full disclosure of all donated money to both parties should be available to the public. We are getting to the point that cynical minds could be right that money can buy elections. Is that what we want in a democracy?

    October 25, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  19. carolyn j .... syria arab republic

    wow haita... i dont understand all the money that was given to the haitian. why was their water better?

    October 25, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  20. David, Indiana

    Very Glad Eric Meyers is allright.

    The ads could identify AFSCME, the American Federations of State County and Municipal Employees, by the full name.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  21. Emily

    That female with the problem with all the hiccups, I thought that was an internet hoax! That is a real story? I didn't see any Morning Shows, so....

    October 25, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  22. Emily

    I've wondered how Sean Penn is doing and what's been happening in Haiti...doesn't sound good, so far as things in Haiti. From the reports that I read last week, this outbreak was predicted and should have been prevented.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  23. Nancy in Oregon

    Maybe the hiccups will be claimed by her attorney as the ultimate cause of her now-violent behavior...we must watch the case unfold!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  24. Ron from PA

    Gary Tuchman's comparison of the undisclosed group's donating hundreds of millions of dollars to GOP candidates to the contributions made to Democratic candidates by the progressive groups like MoveOn.org is inaccurate.

    First, the conservative groups are not disclosing who they are whereas Moveon.org has.

    Second, the conservative groups, corporations, etc. making these massive donations are collectively donating hundreds of millions of dollars compared with around 37 million spent on campaign ads by Moveon.org.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  25. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    The tornado video is impressive!

    Amvery grateful that no one was killed.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  26. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I don't understand how some people can chase these tornados and storms. I understand if you are a scientist studying them or someone like this man, but if you are just doing it to do it...

    October 25, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  27. EmmKay

    thanks for covering the philly fire. due to rolling brownouts, the other side of that story is while that fire rages, three neighborhoods in philly have no fire coverage.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  28. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Wow, The tornado video was amazing. This man was awful brave capturing this video while he was in the tornado. He's so lucking that he wasn't seriously injured.

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

    @Megan Dresslar October 25th, 2010 10:31 pm ET
    i don't like dirty politics at all, it was so outraged my mind,

    I completely agree with your statement. I wonder why we, as Americans, don't pull together to make changes in guidelines for what is stated in campaign ads!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  30. Karen, MN

    Eric needs to run for cover next time.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  31. Nancy in Oregon

    Thank you for asking, Kenya. I've wondered about him. Has he 'faded away'?

    October 25, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  32. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow!!! That's so scary I have seen tornadoes in Texas, My goodness!!! I watched news this story last night, it was caught on tape.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  33. Libby

    Wow, am I late tuning in tonight. Just got home. Looks like it's been another interesting show! :O)

    October 25, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  34. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I bet you will not do that again, Meyers!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  35. Emily

    That is wild video that Eric captured.
    Glad that no one was injured.
    Mother Nature sure is powerful!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  36. Nancy in Oregon

    What a nightmare for that driver.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  37. Karen, MN

    I can't believe he didn't get hurt.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  38. Kenya

    whoa so is that fellow Mr. Shirvell still the asst. Attorney General??

    October 25, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  39. Emily

    Of all the "dirty politics" that is out there right now, what % of it is from the candiates verses the % from other 'special interest groups'?

    October 25, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  40. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Play nice, kids!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  41. Jacqueline, NY

    I can think of a better way to spend all that money they're throwing away on ads.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  42. lisal -canada

    money from nowhere eh... am i the only person who has wondered if the 'virtual' money lost in the ponzi schemes turned up as 'real money' somewhere ... any links to the 'secret' money? because that is obviously NOT virtual

    October 25, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  43. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you Anderson for the "dirty politics" segment.

    With so many people in need, the amounts of money spent on campaign ads is disappointing to say the least.

    The Supreme Courts' ruling on Corp's being considered "individuals" has constributed to this mess.

    I want to know, from both parties, WHO is endorsing the ads!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  44. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    i don't like dirty politics at all, it was so outraged my mind, I agree with Democrats said. Oh my goodness, too much million dollars, Not good!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  45. Nina

    "Business friendly candidates"?
    I would like to see complete transparency for all politicians!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  46. Nicole The Netherlands

    Did some very fast research and O'Donnell claims are based on what people IN the media have said are looked like they said like Chris Matthews and Seth mc Farlane on Leno's show...
    NOT other candidates.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  47. Sharon Hastings

    "Secret money" in politics? No! surely not. Hasn't this been going on forever? Now, the democrats are sounding whiny.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  48. carolyn j

    Good for the democrats, it is time they get down and dirty..

    October 25, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  49. Karen, MN

    I love the secret meeting on the stairway.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  50. brian

    Christine O'Donneel is a disgrace to the American political system. It's frightening that people like Christine O'Donnell and Sarah Palin are even considered to run our country.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
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