The Washington Times - September 15, 2010, 04:55PM

If the Delaware Republican Senate primary proved one thing yet again, nobody voting on Capitol Hill, regardless of party, is safe. While there were conflicts about whether or not the victor of the Delaware primary, Christine O’Donnell, can pull it off in November election, conservative movement leaders are nevertheless cheering. Here are some of their reactions:  

“For the politically-challenged, let me spell it out: R-E-V-O-L-U-T-I-O-N. This country is in a state of upheaval. The liberal establishment – in both parties — has every reason to groan. Its days are numbered. Ring the bells. Out with the old, in with the new. These are exciting and oh, so encouraging times.” – Brent Bozell, President, Media Research Center


“Yesterday’s Delaware Senate primary outcome will shake up a lot of “moderate” Republicans and members of the ruling class. Of course the ruling class will attack the winner, as they always do, who beat one of their own — Karl Rove, himself a bona fide member, said it clearly when he opined that the winner had “serious character problems,” and would cause ordinary voters to not vote for our candidates because of ‘what they said and what they do.’ The outcome will also encourage conservatives who might have been reluctant to throw their hats in the ring. May the rest of those moderate Republicans quake in their boots!” – Al Regnery, Publisher, American Spectator magazine

“There is a grassroots movement in America gaining momentum. It is based on first principles — limited government, the rule of law and individual rights. It seeks redemption in the face of expansive government and it maintains a bipartisan spirit.As I see it the proponents of these positions are our contemporary Paul Reveres.” – Dr. Herbert London, President, Hudson Institute

“Christine O’Donnell’s victory in Tuesday’s Delaware Senate primary is but one more example of the desire for change that is very much on the minds of millions of Americans. From the initial tea parties to the rallies on the national mall, from the earliest primaries to yesterdays, Middle America has been saying over and over again, loud and clear, that they are fed up with business as usual in Washington and with the professional political class. There’s an energy present in the electorate that, if translated into political victories in November will send a new cadre of leaders to Washington with one mission: to take the government back from those who cannot be trusted any longer.” – Colin Hanna, President, Let Freedom Ring

“Christine O’Donnell’s victory last night sent a clear signal to Washington, D.C. that a candidate who stands unabashedly for pro-family and pro-life policies can and will be elected in a state like Delaware, which is considered moderate to liberal. Her victory was key for the pro-life movement and further demonstrates that Republicans and Americans are deeply troubled by abortion and human destructive research and those politicians’ who support such heinous practices. Her victory flies in the face of the Republican establishment who have chosen to leave the issue of abortion behind.” – Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director, Students for Life