-——Would ODonnell or Akin really have been worse than what was elected? -——
That is not the point of the argument. Rove et al made the professional judgement they could not win the election. In Delaware that judgement was correct.
In Missouri, the water is so murky and support might have saved the day.
True, and don’t forget the “professional investment” they made.
Rove is trading on the status he derived from being a political insider and kingmaker to raise millions of dollars to support candidates through his superpac and like all investors, those who give him money want a return on that investment. Rove’s credibility is on the line here, this whole thing is completely transparent when you think about it and what’s important to him. “Follow the money” always works.