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Karl Rove: Romney’s Attacks ‘Flailing,’Long GOP Primary Hurts Obama (Tokyo Rove abandoning Romney?)
ABC News ^ | 12/9/11 | George Stephanopoulos

Posted on 12/10/2011 3:16:47 PM PST by jimbo123

Karl Rove thinks Mitt Romney probably should have begun attacks on Newt Gingrich much earlier in the presidential campaign, he told me on Good Morning America. But Rove is not convinced that a drawn out primary will hurt Republicans and he said a fight for their nomination could create a better nominee to face President Obama.

Rove said he is not very impressed with the attacks that Romney has launched so far. Today he described them as “flailing” so far.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: georgestephanopoulos; karlrove; mittromney; newtgingrich; ntsa; tokyorove
Is Tokyo Rove turning? Or is this just a feint? Or did Romney's checks started bouncing? Enquiring minds want to know.
1 posted on 12/10/2011 3:16:53 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

My money says Newt gave Rove a job starting January 2013.


2 posted on 12/10/2011 3:18:55 PM PST by o2bfree
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To: jimbo123

I just keep hearing the song “True Colors”.


3 posted on 12/10/2011 3:22:46 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: jimbo123
Rove is a dirt bag, but you are into making a mountain out of a mole hill. Either that are you hit the blue light tin foil sale at kmart.
4 posted on 12/10/2011 3:23:26 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters)
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To: jimbo123
"he said a fight for their nomination could create a better nominee to face President Obama."

NSS! NO ROMNEY!! GO, NEWT!!

5 posted on 12/10/2011 3:24:16 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: jimbo123

Geez, can’t anyone remember? Rove is a pundit, he gets paid for writing and saying controversial things that make people want to hire him.

Nothing he says should be considered any more valid than what you read in any ad or work of fiction. He’s not trying to predict the future, he’s trying to earn a boatload of money from people who think he can predict the future!


6 posted on 12/10/2011 3:26:54 PM PST by bigbob
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To: jimbo123
Rove is just doing what he does--chew the fat on tv for a living. He is vying with David Gergen, the long time champion of the verbal vacuum statement.
7 posted on 12/10/2011 3:27:44 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: jimbo123

That’s right. For Romney, it’s all slipping away. Couldn’t happen to a better RINO. Not that Rove is showing any great insight, he’s had his own progressive-RINO problems, too.


8 posted on 12/10/2011 3:30:25 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: bigbob
Karl Rove - the Dick Morris of the Republican Party.

And by all means, make sure to watch your six and keep your toes tucked in.

9 posted on 12/10/2011 3:31:41 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: jimbo123
Rove is flailing because Mark Levin has been ripping him as the scurrilous RINO back-stabbing sob he is—who F U Bush so bad in 2006 HE gave us Obama.

GOP elitist establishment traitors Rove,Will,Krauthammer along with the ersatz conservative pundits of the Weakly Standard,WSJ and NR scum have America screwed if we don't stop them.

10 posted on 12/10/2011 3:35:11 PM PST by Happy Rain ("The Founders obviously anticipated Obama when they crafted the 2nd Amendment.")
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To: jimbo123

What I don’t understand is the logic of Rove’s idea. What, should any front runner start an attack on someone who is near last in the polls? (That’s where Newt was “far earlier in the campaign.”)

The notion that Rove is a “boy genius” was always a croc IMO.


11 posted on 12/10/2011 3:36:37 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks jimbo123.
Rove thinks Mitt Romney probably should have begun attacks on Newt Gingrich much earlier... not convinced that a drawn out primary will hurt Republicans... said a fight for their nomination could create a better nominee to face [Zero] ...he is not very impressed with the attacks that Romney has launched so far. Today he described them as "flailing"...

12 posted on 12/10/2011 3:37:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: bigbob
I just wish Rove would get the next flight back to Oz and quit pretending to be Fox's wizard of smart.

JMO--Rove is a RINO, but is beginning to see that the voters just ain't buying the stichk on Mittney. He is no genius, but nobody said he was dumb, either.

Rove has a lot invested--his political life, gave up his marriage, what's left if he strikes out and nobody wants him.

vaudine

13 posted on 12/10/2011 3:38:10 PM PST by vaudine
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To: vaudine

Another Rove RINO Scott Brown will lose in Taxachussetts. Karl Rove is the kiss of death.


14 posted on 12/10/2011 3:39:56 PM PST by jimbo123
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When the pundit class figures out that Romney will lose the rats will desert the sinking ship. They are front runners.

Ignore the elites. They are a waste. Truthfully there is a lot more wisdom here on FR than in the beltway.


15 posted on 12/10/2011 3:41:26 PM PST by Leto (Damn shame Palin didn't run, The Presidency was Her's for the taking)
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To: jimbo123
I've been fascinated to watch how emotional (and seemingly unhinged) Rove is. How poor W put up with his neurotic behavior is beyond me, lol
16 posted on 12/10/2011 3:49:35 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Still heartless after all these years...)
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To: o2bfree

I wish I could have saved the link, but Karl Rove has been consulting with Newt over the past 3 months.

I agree with you - Rove worming his way back into the White House


17 posted on 12/10/2011 3:50:38 PM PST by not2worry
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To: miss marmelstein

The most disturbing aspect of Rove’s personality is his rabid misogyny and contempt for women. It’s not a surprise his wife left him.


18 posted on 12/10/2011 3:52:58 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: vaudine

“what’s left if he strikes out and nobody wants him?”

MSNBC or doorman at Bush’s library.


19 posted on 12/10/2011 4:17:28 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: jimbo123

SOB prolly now trying to set himself up for a job with Newt.


20 posted on 12/10/2011 4:54:20 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: jimbo123

SOB prolly now trying to set himself up for a job with Newt.


21 posted on 12/10/2011 4:54:27 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: jimbo123

And we know Rove is always right? the same guy that never thought Gingrich would poll above single digits? the same guy that thought the dems fight between Hillary and Zero would splinter the democrat party? why is this man a PAID political analysis for Fox? so far there are 2 BIG strikes on him.


22 posted on 12/10/2011 5:09:26 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Jim Robinson

You BETCHA!


23 posted on 12/10/2011 5:10:25 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: jimbo123

Just a feint.....


24 posted on 12/10/2011 5:12:26 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: jimbo123

I’ll say! Rove is a major sickie who absolutely hates women. Weirdo.


25 posted on 12/10/2011 5:17:13 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Still heartless after all these years...)
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To: miss marmelstein

Bush had a really good first term. In the second term, when he really started listening to Rove, that’s when things got screwed up. Karl wanted Bush to stop defending himself against his critics. Most people think that if a person has nothing to say in the face of criticism, they must be stumped. That more than anything else fed the fire that Bush is really stupid.

After not defending himself for years, what issue does he come out strong on? Illegal immigration, and he’s on the wrong side of it! Then he really went off the rails with TARP and bank bailouts (”we have to abandon free-market principles in order to save it”). The economy really started to tank just as GW was leaving, which gave 0bama a ton of ammo.

Bush won both terms by the skin of his teeth against opponents that were positively awful. That’s not the stuff of genius in my book. And Rove’s advice and tactics were a complete disaster when it came to actually running a presidential administration.

Bush did great when he was running things as a conservative. When he went progressive, it all crashed and burned.


26 posted on 12/10/2011 5:19:52 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: katiedidit1

And it was Rove’s brilliant idea that Bush not defend himself against his critics. You don’t want to be hyper-reactive to every little thing, but you’ve got to stand up and coherently explain what you’re doing and why. When Bush had nothing, it appears that you’re just dumbstruck and that’s when the MSM’s “Bush is stupid” campaign really got traction.

And when he did decide to be strong on an issue, what was it? Illegal immigration, and he was on the wrong side of it! Bush must’ve employed an illegal alien that he underpaid (or stiffed him on his last under-the-table cash payment by having him deported) and felt horribly guilty forever after.


27 posted on 12/10/2011 5:26:57 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: sergeantdave

I don’t understand why Romney’s still around.

We don’t like him.
Media doesn’t like him.

Even the Democrats are running ads against him here.

Who likes him? America hates you, Mitt!


28 posted on 12/10/2011 5:50:49 PM PST by StrongandPround
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To: StrongandPround

Your sentiments about Romney are correct and agreed with by many here on FR, especially the owner of this site.

Best wishes, FRiend.


29 posted on 12/10/2011 5:55:44 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“The notion that Rove is a “boy genius” was always a croc IMO.”

Probably.

If he was actually attempting to win victories, yes, it is all hype. What should have been comfortable wins were all paper thin, nail biting squeakers, and should be set in the context of a steady decline of GOP and conservative power and influence. Those who brayed and who still bray about his intellectual excellence always struck me as a bit stupid though, so it may have been a comparative genius.

If his real life’s work was to drag the institutional GOP and its more unreflective vassals towards a Hubert Horatio Humphrey kind of place and as far away from Reaganism as possible, then he is indeed a genius, albeit in an Iago-Quisling kind of way.


30 posted on 12/10/2011 6:26:58 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: StrongandPround

“Who likes him?”

An entrenched, ‘progressive’, influential family of dedicated globalists whose name rhymes with “mush”.


31 posted on 12/10/2011 6:32:20 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: jimbo123
Rove said he is not very impressed with the attacks that Romney has launched so far. Today he described them as “flailing” so far.
I had wondered when even establishment GOPers would begin to turn on Romney.
32 posted on 12/10/2011 9:40:10 PM PST by Timaeus (I will vote for any GOP nominee but Willard Mitt Romney)
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To: jimbo123

Rove is paid to say things ....Its called being an analyst....he may have favorites but an analysts job is to analyse and thats what he does. He says nice things at times and not nice things at times.

I think the hatred for Rove here has a lot in common with the hatred for GW Bush. It is irrational


33 posted on 12/10/2011 9:45:26 PM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: woofie
Rove is in love with Rove. Why people take this bloviating fraud seriously is one of life's great mysteries.

At least Dick Morris is watchable — and even sometimes correct — but Rove comes across as a pompous, arrogant, elitist jerk.

34 posted on 12/10/2011 10:35:26 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Psalm 144

Agreed. Both candidates running against Bush were awful and he should’ve won easily. What Rove has done for Bush and the GOP is not impressive, at all.


35 posted on 12/11/2011 6:05:42 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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