The Washington Times - September 15, 2010, 10:45AM

A lot of “establishment” GOP types could hardly contain their disappointment at the unexpected victory in Delaware Tuesday of tea party candidate Christine O’Donnell, who defeated Rep. Mike Castle in the Republican Senate primary.

Former Bush advisor and FOX News contributor Karl Rove, appearing on Sean Hannity’s show on election night, said Republicans had gone from winning eight to nine seats to winning as few as seven.


Rove said he didn’t think much of O’Donnell’s chances in November.

“I’ve met her, and I wasn’t frankly impressed,” he told Hannity. “There’s just a lot of nutty things she’s saying.”

Hannity disagreed, suggesting that Rove — like much of the Beltway crowd — is underestimating O’Donnell.

Here’s the clip.