Saturday, September 18, 2010

O'Donnell Cancels TV Appearances on FOX & CBS

Delaware GOP Senatorial nominee Christine O'Donnell has cancelled two TV appearances she was scheduled to make on Sunday morning. O'Donnell was to be interviewed by Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday and by Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation.

Her campaign cites scheduling conflicts, not a lack of preparation. A campaign spokesperson also states they have been inundated with appearance requests since upsetting Mike Castle on Tuesday.

This reflects poorly on O'Donnell's campaign. They can say it has nothing to do with preparation all they want but that is exactly what people are going to think. Now while O'Donnell's top priority is to stay in Delaware and campaign, what is there to prevent her from going into a TV studio in Dover or Wilmington and talking to Wallace and Schieffer via satellite?

As for being short staffed, when you consider the O'Donnell campaign has raised nearly a million dollars within 48 hours following her primary victory you would think they would make a top priority to use some of that money to hire additional staff.

Now, this is certainly not an insurmountable obstacle. If O'Donnell appears next Sunday with Wallace and Schieffer and acquits herself well then this will be water under the bridge. But this does not inspire confidence.

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