After a rough and tumble primary contest Delaware’s Christine O’Donnell emerged victorious over a Republican member of Congress whose voting record had to have endeared him to Nancy Pelosi. His voting record marked him as the ultimate RINO (Republican in name only).
He was also the darling of the Republican establishment which does not take kindly to having their pronouncements from on high ignored. And they had pronounced Christine O’Donnell unacceptable. No matter how far out her opponent was in left field, he was their man.
Despite their support, mirabile dictu, their man lost. And to make matters worse, he lost to a woman who does not fit into what appears to be their image of an ideal Republican. The woman actually thinks for herself and the establishment can’t tolerate such independence from a member of the party they regard as solely and completely their property.