I have been asked many times, what I thought Christine O’Donnell would do if she lost in the September 14th Primary. I found the question odd. I find the question odd because I assumed that most of us would do what I intend to do and that is I am going to vote for the winner of the Republican Primary in the General Election. Regardless, of one’s personal preference, the Democrat alternatives are much worse than any of the Republicans. I remember being chastised for supporting McCain after the primaries (I did not support McCain during the primaries). In 2008 I was told that anyone would be better than that RINO McCain as president. To those folks (some good friends) I say “Some people should not think about becoming fortune tellers.” Now I don’t expect anyone who loses in a primary to jump up and hug the winner, turn over campaign dollars, organize a fundraiser, and pretend nothing happened. Instead I would hope they would spend some time assisting like minded candidates in other races and in November vote for the Primary winners as I will do. I had been informed by many that Christine O’Donnell intended to run either as a third party candidate or a write in. At the time I thought this was rumor mongering and that there was no substantive proof of either scenario. I know that Christine is well aware that either of these scenarios would hand the Senate seat to a Democrat for the next 20 years. When I asked these folks For proof of Christine O’Donnell’s intentions I was referred to this post by Frank Knotts on August 11th. It is here: http://www.delawarepolitics.net/christine-on-the-bill-colley-show/ In this post Frank references a caller into WGMD who asks Christine O’Donnell what her plans would be after September 14th . To quote the article, “One asked, if she were to lose, whether she would support Castle in the general (Election). She answered with grace by basically saying, her future would be determined by the voters.” A couple of friends with very long memories state that this statement mirrors other statements Christine made in 2006, prior to the Republican Primary. Christine subsequently ran a write in Campaign . Their view was that this was a window into her intentions. I did not agree. My view was that this did not say much of anything in and by itself. However, It appears that Christine has in fact been putting a Plan B together in the event that she is unsuccessful in the Republican Primary. In Today’s News Journal : http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20100826/NEWS02/8260352/Delaware-politics-Minor-parties-add-candidates-to-ballot “The Constitution Party had nominated Republican Christine O’Donnell for the U.S. Senate after she sought their endorsement, party Chairman Pell Sherman said.” It appears that Christine O’Donnell actively sought the endorsement of the Constitution Party and that she was nominated at their convention in early August. The filing of Certificates by minor parties is required by August 15th. Yet we have no press release nor web page announcement of this coup in early August no doubt days before the Bill Colley appearance on August 11th which was referenced in Frank’s Bill Colley post. In my experience these types of nominations prior to a primary are not positive for the candidate in question. Loyal Republican voters do not want to hear that a candidate is playing footsie with another party. The fact that the O’Donnell Campaign is keeping this nomination quiet after the fact confirms this. The News Journal attempted to contact the O’Donnell’s campaign on her Constitution Party nomination. The Campaign response was: ”O’Donnell’s campaign did not respond to requests for comment about the nomination.” In the end it is all for naught. The Constitution Party could not secure the 300+ registered voters required under Delaware Law. The Constitution Party will not be on the ballot in 2010. The only reason I see for O’Donnell to be a write in candidate is to elect the Democrat. Why she would pursue such a policy, makes no sense to me. However, I was wrong in telling others that she would not pursue a 3rd party nomination. I could be wrong on this again.