Christine O’Donnell’s parting words: “Let’s Party!”
It was probably one of the most upbeat political concession speeches.
Tea Party favorite and Republican Christine O’Donnell, who lost the Delaware Senate race, began her concession speech by declaring victory and ended it with a very uplifting “Let’s Party!”
Democrat Christopher Coons won the Senate seat once held by Vice President Joe Biden. Although O’Donnell lost, other Tea Party favorites like Rand Paul in Kentucky and Marco Rubio in Florida won their Senate races.
But in making her exit, O’Donnell was all smiles and positive energy.
“We were victorious because the Delaware political system will never be the same. That’s a great thing,” she said.
“And that’s a good thing. Our voices were heard, and we’re not going to be quiet now. This is just the beginning. We’ve got a lot of work to do,” she said.
And she ended on an upbeat message.
“So I hope and pray that you are as encouraged as I am. And we’ve got a lot of food. We’ve got the room all night. So God bless you. So let’s party!”
Photo credit: Reuters/Jason Reed (O’Donnell at election night rally in Delaware)