O'Donnell eager to re-engage political debate

O'Donnell eager to re-engage political debate

March 7, 2014

By Jennifer Harper, The Washington Times - Thursday, March 6, 2014

Christine O'Donnell has weathered political strife, media mockery and IRS scrutiny with a resolute smile and a tactical agenda. And she’s not done yet.


Fresh from an academic speaking engagement at Oxford University, poised to write a regular column and provide broadcast content for The Washington Times, and eager to defend herself in a potentially complex tax investigation, the onetime Republican Senate candidate has learned much and is eager to re-engage in the national political debate.


Ms. O'Donnell said in an interview that she is convinced the tea party is alive, well and vital to the nation’s future. She also believes Republican factions can settle their differences and prevail in upcoming elections.


“The real question is this: Will they unify? That remains to be seen. In our party, there’s a battle between power and principles,” she said. “The party needs to seriously consider its purpose and goals for 2014 and 2016. Is the goal simply to have more R’s than D’s in Congress? Or is the goal to have more R’s that actually stand for something?”


She sees herself on the cusp of reinvention after pulling off one of the biggest Republican primary upsets of the 2010 political cycle but losing to Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, in the general election.

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