Skip to comments.Karl Rove: Romney’s Attacks ‘Flailing,’Long GOP Primary Hurts Obama (Tokyo Rove abandoning Romney?)
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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My money says Newt gave Rove a job starting January 2013.
I just keep hearing the song “True Colors”.
NSS! NO ROMNEY!! GO, NEWT!!
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!
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.
And by all means, make sure to watch your six and keep your toes tucked in.
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.
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.
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"...
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.
Another Rove RINO Scott Brown will lose in Taxachussetts. Karl Rove is the kiss of death.
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.
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
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.
“what’s left if he strikes out and nobody wants him?”
MSNBC or doorman at Bush’s library.
SOB prolly now trying to set himself up for a job with Newt.
SOB prolly now trying to set himself up for a job with Newt.
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.
Just a feint.....
I’ll say! Rove is a major sickie who absolutely hates women. Weirdo.
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.
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.
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!
Your sentiments about Romney are correct and agreed with by many here on FR, especially the owner of this site.
Best wishes, FRiend.
“The notion that Rove is a boy genius was always a croc IMO.”
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.
“Who likes him?”
An entrenched, ‘progressive’, influential family of dedicated globalists whose name rhymes with “mush”.
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.
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
At least Dick Morris is watchable — and even sometimes correct — but Rove comes across as a pompous, arrogant, elitist jerk.
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.
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