Christine O'Donnell Hangs Up on Radio Interview (Audio)
Maybe Christine O’Donnell lives by the saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”
The former Delaware Senate candidate abruptly exited two interviews on the same day. The video of her hasty exit from an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan has been circulating around the web since Wednesday. After the host asked her a question on gay marriage, O’Donnell decided to walk out of the interview. It was the first time that Piers Morgan had ever has a walkout on his show.
Now, it appears that O’Donnell, who is promoting her book Troublemaker, ended a radio interview early on the same day. She went on a Salt Lake City Radio Station, X96, Wednesday morning and spoke with Bill Allred.
Allred asked her about the usual – her regrets about the “witch” campaign. O’Donnell says she should have trusted her gut, and turned down that ad.
“I guess you could say that the voters of Delaware trusted their guts, and thought that you were crazy,” responded Allred.
O’Donnell tries to laugh it off, and points out that she beat Mike Castle in the primary with historic turnout.
“Right, so there were Republicans eating their own,” says the radio host, who ask how much O’Donnell beat him by.
She stumbles, saying she has the exact figure in her book, and then says, “It was about five or six percent. It was a very, very respectable margin, especially when you consider how outspent we were.”
“But you didn’t trounce him,” the hosts point out.
And then she’s gone.
“She hung up!” the radio hosts exclaim, saying that they think her publicist probably hung up.
The producer of the radio show told The Huffington Post that O’Donnell, who beat Castle by six percent, did not call back, but that her publicist did call and claimed it was a bad phone connection.
When asked by the Huffington Post if he felt the hang up was intentional, producer Richie Steadman responded, "Absolutely. I feel like it was, absolutely. I feel like...she could tell by the questioning that led up to that that we weren't huge Christine O'Donnell fans. And they went, 'Uh, this isn't going anywhere. Phone trouble!' and then hung up and got out of t