The eerie similarities between Donald Trump and Christine O’Donnell

Filed in Delaware by on March 11, 2016

O’Donnell was an anti-establishment candidate who ran to show that “career politicians and the establishment don’t own our country.” Thanks to the media coverage of her bizarre statements, O’Donnell’s name was much more recognizable in Delaware than her opponent. And as far as I can tell, Donald Trump isn’t a witch, either.

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Rob Tornoe is a local cartoonist and columnist, and can be seen in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Press of Atlantic City, The News Journal, and the Dover Post chain of newspapers. He's also a contributor to Media Matters and WHYY. Web site: Twitter: @RobTornoe

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  1. Christine is a fine lady and a great American who I would choose over her nasty, lying, smearing critics any day. She is an intellectual, caring, person who just wants the best for America. She is not a special interest shill, but one of the people. If Donald Trump were like Christine, I would be a fan.

  2. anon says:

    Republican David forgets that O’Donnell used to point out 5′ tall Ginger Gibson at Tea Party rallies as, “the reporter who wrote all of those lies about me,” and the crowd would scream at her and O’Donnell’s supporters would physically push Gibson around (and Celia Cohen, FTR). I guess David also forgot O’Donnell spreading the “gay” rumor all over Delaware (yes, she personally helped to spread the rumor, I heard it directly from her lips), and then there were her “man pants” comments. What a “great American.”

    Does anyone remember this:
    Or when her thugs were pushing people around on the National Mall?

    The big difference is that Trump has a real college degree and a real resume.

  3. Dave says:


    You may have reason to believe or know that she is a “fine lady.” But I’m drawing the line at “great American.” I am sure you think that Ronald Reagan was a great American. So when you apply that to O’Donnell, you are either devaluing the term or devaluing the person to whom you originally applied it, thus forcing you to create a greater superlative for the GOP god.

    O’Donnell may be fine and she seems to be American, but great? No unless you intend the context to be like “a great catastrophe,” “the great blizzard of ought something” or “the great avalanche”