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Christine O'Donnell: Hillary Clinton for President in 2012

On ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, Christine O'Donnell threw her support to an unexpected - and seemingly uninterested - potential 2012 presidential candidate: Hillary Clinton.

"I hope she runs for President," O'Donnell told ABC's George Stephanopoulos, adding that she would even consider becoming a Democrat in order to have the opportunity to vote for her.

"I would love to see her take out Obama in the primary," O'Donnell said. "You know, I would even be tempted to change my registration so that I could vote for her in the Democratic primary."

The former Delaware Senate candidate emphasized that her hopes for a Clinton 2012 candidacy were derived not from the belief that the secretary of state would be easier for Republicans to beat than President Obama, but because she would make the better candidate.

"Right now I think that anybody is better than Obama," she said. "It was a bittersweet moment when he got elected, because it was a real mark towards healing of our divided past, but the vote that we changed for was not to change America but to change Washington - and his policies are radically changing America and everything that she stands for."

O'Donnell, the controversial Tea Party member who rose to prominence this fall after a surprise victory in Delaware's Republican Senate nomination, Tweeted her support for Clinton on Monday after the Secretary of State made comments condemning the recent WikiLeaks document release.

"Some may cringe when I say this but Hillary-You Go Girl!" O'Donnell wrote on her Twitter account. The Tweet continued: "She's no Reagan yet her verbal lashing against wikileak is tough- watch out Obama!"

"I thought that she was tough," O'Donnell explained on "Good Morning America," of the pro-Clinton commentary. "I said she was no Reagan because I'd like to see her take it even a step further and say that these leaks are gonna be charged with treason."

Clinton has repeatedly dismissed the notion that she is interested in future presidential bids, despite some speculation to the contrary.

Regardless of her call for Clinton to jump into the race, O'Donnell emphasized her support for Sarah Palin, and said accusations that the former Alaska governor lacked the experience to be president were unfair.

"Sarah shoots from the hip," O'Donnell said. "I love what Rudy Giuliani said, that people just dismiss that Sarah Palin right now has more executive experience than Barack Obama did when he stepped into the Oval Office. People are ignoring that and trying to disqualify her, and mischaracterize her because she is someone who shoots from the hip."

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