A swing of only 27,000 votes would have tilted the race towards Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell.
And recall that O'Donnell -- from the moment she won the GOP primary -- was immediately kneecapped by the Republican establishment.
I just finished watching Karl Rove trashing GOP Senate primary winner Christine O’Donnell. It was on Sean Hannity’s FNC show. Might as well have been Olbermann on MSNBC. The establishment Beltway strategist couldn’t even bother with an obligatory word of congratulations for O’Donnell. He criticized her “character” and “rectitude” and claimed she hadn’t answered questions about her financial woes. She did so here. Rove mocked her security concerns as “nutty.” Yet, her concerns have been more than justified. See here (second video clip).
Rove came across as an effete sore loser instead of the supposedly brilliant and grounded GOP strategist that he’s supposed to be. Expect more Washington Republicans to start sounding like Tea Party-bashing libs as their entrenched incumbent friends go down.
How many voters were influenced by Rove's crazed attacks?
More than 27,000?
The GOP establishment is a disgrace. As we shall see in the weeks and months ahead, they represent nothing less than an anachronism. They're antiques. And, if they can't get with the program, they're going to be crushed like eggshells in future elections.