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Maybe Rove Has a Point

Big O7 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 8:57 AM
Not a bad collection of thoughts, some actually positive and helpful. But could someone explain to me why this man, as with many popular conservative writers nowadays feels the need to start by proving how much wiser and smarter and better they are than those unwashed candidates who happen to disagree with them or (gasp!) actually occasionally misspeak in front of live mics? ("...weed out inept -- or insane -- candidates before they start spouting off about a woman's organic ability to prevent pregnancy when raped?")
DHE Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 9:17 AM
The mistakes they made are just gaffes, but the type where they said what they really felt and people did not like it. It is possible that in the next 4 years Americans will become a lot more open to evangelizing on the campaign trail. I find that unlikely. It is also possible that Republican candidates will go to Iowa and not kowtow to the evangelists. I find that unlikely too. But, it is more likely than the first, and what had better happen if they want to win in 21st century America. Stop (not you - in general) with the anti-gay marriage and bringing God into the White House. It is not only not going to work, it will continue to divide the party, keep good candidates from running and continue the Democrat winning streak.
Big O7 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 9:04 AM
And could someone explain to me how it is constructive to winning elections (which seems to be all that matters to this man and his ilk) to personally attack and viciously smear publically those far better than them? Give me one (much-mocked) Todd Akin anyday over a thousand Harsanyis - I prefer losing with convictions than winning with none. Give me a live mic and a list of gotcha questions, David. I will bet my mortgage I could get even you, on your lofty heights, to say something stupid under pressure. Please.
Let's put ideology aside for a moment.

Karl Rove, architect of the George W. Bush-era Republican victories, says he's sick of fanatics running his party into the ground. So he's devised a strategy to pre-emptively sink unelectable candidates early in the process. He's formed a new super PAC to implement this strategy. It's called the Conservative Victory Project, and it's led by a guy named Steven Law, who was the head of another super PAC, called American Crossroads, which went something like 0-7 in the 2012 election cycle. (Not that anyone's counting.)

Grass-roots conservatives, needless to say, are quite perturbed. "I'm filing the...

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