Karl Rove was on the Charlie Sykes show on Friday to flack a bookstore appearance in Mequon and lie about his record. Chuck asked him how he saw the fall elections shaping up.
Rove said he didn't see GOP retaking the Senate this year (no surprise), but he saw them taking 48-49 seats. This, he claims, will pave the way for a takeover in 2010 when more Dem seats (including in numerous red states) are coming up.
He was more circumspect in his outlook for the House. If the election were held right now, he estimates they would take 35 seats. But by the time the election is held, he estimates it could be 45-50, though providing no support for this optimistic outlook.
Rove interview is here.