Skip to comments.Why is Karl Rove taking shots at Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell?
Posted on 10/28/2010 10:50:36 AM PDT by WebFocus
Karl Rove, Republican political strategist and the general behind George Bush's presidential victories, has been taking pot shots at some conservative favorites.
His latest target, former Alaska governor and Tea Party darling, Sara Palin.
Palin, Mr. Rove told Britain's The Daily Telegraph, lacked the "gravitas" to be president in 2012.
He dissed her new Alaska reality series as a bad political move.
With all due candour, appearing on your own reality show on the Discovery Channel, I am not certain how that fits in the American calculus of 'that helps me see you in the Oval Office, Rove told the Telegraph.
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Sarah Palin has been an influential player in the midterm elections, traveling and speaking around the United States and endorsing a range of candidates, often the same candidates endorsed by the Tea Party movement. But Palin has not declared herself a candidate in the 2012 presidential election.
How serious is this conservative rift between Rove and Palin?
Rove's views often represent the Republican establishment. And he's got a reputation for knowing how to win. George W. Bush called him "The Architect" of Bush's gubernatorial and presidential victories. Rove also guided the successful campaigns of several governors and members of Congress.
But he's critical of some of the Tea Party-backed candidates endorsed by Palin, including Christine O'Donnell in the Delaware Senate race.
He's not a fan.
Ive met her. I wasnt frankly impressed by her abilities as a candidate, Rove said on Fox News last month. One thing that ODonnell is now going to have to answer in the general election that she didn't in the primary is her own checkered background.
There were a lot of nutty things she has been saying that don't add up, Rove added.
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Because he is a RINO Socialist, but I repeat myself.
Karl ROve is a DIABLO - POS.
I have more respect for James Carville. At least with snakehead you know what you’re getting. Rove spends most of his energy fighting his own political base, and helping the Democrats. He’s a symbol of everything that’s wrong with the GOP.
Agreed. Sarah doesn’t have the deep pockets of a Romney.
Rove is a Big Government RINO.
Sarah Palin’s small-government ideology is very, very dangerous to establishment politicians on both sides of the aisle.
There is a lot at stake for them — MONEY as well as power — and they’re terrified of changes in the staus quo.
On the other hand, these establishment politicians are sending the country to Hell in a handbasket, so change they must, whether they like it or not.
Why does Sean Hannity continue to give Tokyo Rove a platform for these diatribes?
Sean is equally complicit!
Jumped a shark, he has.
Karl is a little lite in the loafers
He just got a divorce. Maybe he’s got it in for wimmin?
The problem is that many conservatives went along with conventional Republicans (aka RINOs) for fear of dividing the party and giving elections to the Democrats. The election of Obama was really a referendum on mainstream Republicanism, and demonstrated that compromise out of weakness was a losing proposition. Speaking for myself, I decided that it would be better to lose standing up for a principle than to lose kowtowing to the left. The old arguments for Republican unity were shattered in 2008.
Rove is a self-promoting elite who has lost his relevance.
They just don’t send a thrill up his leg, if you know what i mean.
Tokyo Karl is an ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN, not necessarily conservative.