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    Default Karl Rove twists his knife in John McCain's back some more

    Rove Criticizes McCain's Handling Of Campaign, Gives Electoral Map To Obama
    October 5, 2008 11:10 AM




    Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Karl Rove criticized the McCain campaign for its handling of several strategic operations of the campaign.


    Asked about the candidate's decision to shut down its Michigan operations, Rove, who serves informally as an adviser to McCain, seemed perplexed that the campaign did it with such apparent flair.



    "I don't know, I don't know," said Rove. "And not only that, but it set off a spat of warfare inside the Michigan Republican Party with the former national committee man sending a letter to Sarah Palin saying 'please contest the state,' and leaking that to the members of the state central committee which guaranteed it would be in the hands of the press."


    Later in the program, Rove was quizzed about a Washington Post piece that contained a quote from a McCain aide saying the campaign wanted to "turn the page" on the economic crisis and start going after Obama on character traits. Rove didn't dismiss the idea, arguing that it needed to be accompanied with a positive economic message that voters could latch onto. But he was, once more, at odds to explain why McCain would talk about it publicly.


    "Again I wonder about that. Some of the best strategies are the strategies you don't call attention to," he said. "For example, right now Obama is running a television ad in battleground states where he basically calls government run health care an extreme and tries to position himself as somebody... You don't see them out there calling attention to it... They simply let the tactic play out."


    Separately, in a post on his website, Rove projected that if the election were held today, Obama would get at least 273 electoral votes and become the next president of the United States. The architect of George W. Bush's two presidential campaigns attributed the Democratic nominee's rise to the current economic woes and cautioned that landscape is fluid. But, he added:
    "39 new state polls released in the first three days of October have given Barack Obama his first lead over the magic number of 270 since mid-July. Minnesota (10 EV) and New Hampshire (4 EV) both moved from toss-up to Obama, giving him 273 electoral votes to McCain's 163, with 102 votes remaining as a toss-up."
    "If the election were held today, Obama would win every state John Kerry won in 2004, while adding New Mexico (5 EV), Iowa (7 EV), and Colorado (9 EV) to his coalition. Remember, though, that these state polls are a lagging indicator and most do not include any surveying done after the vice-presidential debate on Thursday night."


    Rove was one of McCain's campaign advisors, and is now down to a "semi-advisor" and yet he keeps talking McCain's campaign mis-steps, of which there are many.

    I think once the Bush/Rove clique realized McCain grabbed the nomination, they went along grudgingly, and now their disdain for the man just can't be contained.

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    I think it's a trick to prove McSame is really "different" than the ole boys gang in Washington and THE choice for "change".
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    I think Rove is simply covering his own ass. He's the architect of this mess, he's the one who picked Palin. McCain is much less malleable than Bush was and is acting like a very angry old man who cannot believe that he can't be President because he says so. It's disconcerting to watch a grown man stomp his foot like a child.

    I actually think the Repub race is some evil experiment by Rove to prove how stupid the American electorate really is - hell, he got Bush elected twice, let's see if he can get a very angry man who is willing to do anything to be President (bastardize every position and his own legacy) and a verbally challenged redneck elected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMama View Post
    I think Rove is simply covering his own ass. He's the architect of this mess, he's the one who picked Palin. McCain is much less malleable than Bush was and is acting like a very angry old man who cannot believe that he can't be President because he says so. It's disconcerting to watch a grown man stomp his foot like a child.

    I actually think the Repub race is some evil experiment by Rove to prove how stupid the American electorate really is - hell, he got Bush elected twice, let's see if he can get a very angry man who is willing to do anything to be President (bastardize every position and his own legacy) and a verbally challenged redneck elected.
    I agree!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HWBL View Post
    I think it's a trick to prove McSame is really "different" than the ole boys gang in Washington and THE choice for "change".
    I agree with everything you said. I think this is a trick, and I wouldn't trust Rove if my life depended on it!


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    geeze louise, say it ain't so Rove!

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    Satan is trying to play both sides of the fence. Period.

    Governor Avon Lady will fire off an e-mail to Rove and say 'Karl, what are you doin'? You can't take on your own party. That would make you a maverick.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by HWBL View Post
    I think it's a trick to prove McSame is really "different" than the ole boys gang in Washington and THE choice for "change".
    Yeah, exactly, especially since it's already been outed in the media that Rove is pulling the strings behind the scenes for McSame too.

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