Former Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell took to CNN Wednesday morning to explain her recent decision to endorse Mitt Romney. In doing so, she managed to give him a backhanded compliment underscoring one of the primary concerns that Republicans have had with the former Massachusetts governor: his seemingly erratic positions on key conservative issues.

“That’s one of the things that I like about him — because he’s been consistent since he changed his mind,” O’Donnell said in response to a question about continued criticism of Romney’s supposed flip-flopping. “I think that he’s humble enough to say ‘I don’t always have the right answers.’ And he’s open to other viewpoints and if it doesn’t betray his core convictions he’ll make the necessary changes.”

The Delaware Republican also got in a jab at current GOP primary frontrunner Newt Gingrich, advising Tea Party members to be wary of someone she painted as the ideal establishment candidate.

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