Karl Rove went out of his way to trash the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from Deleware, Christine O'Donnell, after her victory in the GOP Primary, because of what Rove considers her lack of qualifications and inability to win the general election.
This is the same man -- "The Architect" of two Bush election victories -- who threw the support of the sitting U.S. President behind the treacherous Senator Specter, when Snarlin' Arlen was challenged in the Pennsylvania GOP Primary by Club For Growth Conservative, Rep. Pat Toomey. Why? Because nothing was more important to Rove than a Republican majority in the Senate.
When Bush's endorsement put Specter over the top in the Republican Primary, by the slimmest of margins, disappointed Conservatives were expected by Rove to get behind the Republican nominee, and do what was necessary to secure a GOP Senate majority. For the most part, they did.
When did Karl Rove change his priorities? Christine O'Donnell is the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Deleware. Her interests in the general election coincide with Rove's interest in a Republican Senate majority; so why does Rove get an exemption from his own demands that Republicans supress their pique, and get behind the Party's nominee to secure a Republican majority in the Senate?