Rove is a legend in his own mind. He almost lost the 2004 election despite having an incumbent, wartime President, in good economic times running against the most liberal senator from the most liberal state in the country and with a ton of personal baggage, including his phony war record and traitorous antiwar activities. If it weren't for the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, Bush would have lost.
Rove's legacy is the loss of the Rep Congress and a fractured Rep party due to Rove's pushing amnesty and calling those of us opposed as nativists and bigots. Rove has been a disaster for the Rep party.
posted on 03/08/2008 7:34:49 AM PST
Your post was spot on.
posted on 03/08/2008 8:06:13 AM PST
>Rove has been a disaster for the Rep party
I don't think that you can lay all of that on Rove.
The country's voters are changing, and they certainly aren't getting more brilliant.
Not that I am supporting Rove, you understand, just that I think that the current direction of the GOP (LEFT) is 100% wrong if they are really concerning about winning elections.
But, you see, I don't think that this is their primary concern anymore.
I think that their primary concern is an agenda, and that agenda does not include principled conservatives at all.
Given the evidence of the past few years, that is a conclusion that has become more clear, at least to me.
posted on 03/08/2008 8:35:53 AM PST
(I will vote for McCain if he resigns his Senate seat before this election.)
Rove has been to Republicans what Bill Clinton has been to Democrats.
posted on 03/08/2008 8:46:51 AM PST
by Mr Rogers
(Let's win Congress - the Presidency is lost!)
posted on 03/08/2008 8:46:55 AM PST
(If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.)
Great post. Thanks for the clear analysis.
Rove’s sterling work in the disastrous 2006 elections is another reason I flip past the channel when he comes on the TV.
posted on 03/08/2008 8:53:37 AM PST
(People get the government they deserve. And they are about to get it--in spades.)
Rove is a legend in his own mind. ...Rove has been a disaster for the Rep party.
BIG Bump to all of that!
posted on 03/08/2008 9:19:25 AM PST
("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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