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  •  Very useful statement (1+ / 0-)
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    Karl Rove being down and out for one cycle does not signal his death.  Getting the turnout in the 14 election down is his goal and we may well help him do it, if we keep misjudging our enemies in order to make ourselves feel better.

    Newt 2012. Sociopath, adulterer, hypocrite, Republican.

    by tikkun on Wed May 28, 2014 at 08:48:56 AM PDT

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    •  Rove ran three masterful campaigns (1+ / 0-)
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      GWB in 2000 and 2004, and the Senate campaign in 2002.   It took brilliant tactics to position GWB to beat Al Gore with the best economy in 50 years at Gore's back.  

      Then in 2002, he leveraged GWB's 9-11 popularity and capital, and used it to win a Senate majority that made the implementation of the Bush Agenda and the Iraq war possible.  Remember the unmitigated gall it took to go after disabled war veteran Max Cleland as soft on terror/defense?  Brilliant and ruthless.

      It took even more genius to realize that GWB could only win a base election in 2004, and only then if they ran on John Kerry's record, and not GWB's - and he pulled it off, easily winning FL and the popular vote.  

      These are not the repeated successes of a fraud.  Rove has seen his better days (and has had far better candidates to work with), but to discount his enormous impact on our electoral politics in the last 20 years is to rewrite history.  

    •  no but (0+ / 0-)

      it is possible that he is. And it's not just one cycle. Remember, he has the "Math" in 06, too.

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