Tea Party Republican Christine O'Donnell has looked deep inside and found the reason she lost the Senate race in Delaware. In a Facebook post titled "O'Donnell Highlights Election Accomplishments," the campaign writes:
"The lesson to be learned is that once the voters have spoken and chosen their candidate for the primary, the party leaders should follow Reagan's 11th commandment and unite towards victory. Had this been done by the State GOP this would have unified the party and allowed the process to immediately move ahead full force," stated O'Donnell on Wednesday morning.
Goodness knows she kind of tried to "kiss and make up" with her primary opponent, Rep. Mike Castle, after spending that part of the election season insinuating that he was gay.
Her campaign spokesperson Doug Sachtleben adds:
"In mid-July a Rasmussen poll showed that Christine would have defeated Chris Coons. Had the NRSC and State GOP backed O'Donnell after the primary, like Sen. McConnell did with Rand Paul Kentucky's Senator-elect, we may have seen the victory that the poll predicted. Instead, we experienced a stall and Republicans didn't come together until there were less than 2 weeks left before the election. Clearly, Christine and the campaign would not have been alone in defending against the mischaracterization aimed at her."
The big difference between Delaware and Kentucky, of course, being that Rand Paul actually had a chance.