Rick Perry’s biggest problem to getting the Republican nomination and winning a general election is Rick Perry. He is going to have to overcome attacks both from Karl Rove acolytes helping Mitt Romney and also from Democrats painting him as the second coming of George W. Bush. He will have to appeal to swing, independent voters, women, and people who are still a bit tired | Read More »
Is Karl Rove Afraid of Being Marginalized?
Last night Karl Rove started buzzing about Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, and others getting into the 2012 race. This morning, around 10:30, Karl took a shot at Rick Perry on Stuart Varney’s show on Fox. Karl Rove’s political director for American Crossroads is now working for Mitt Romney. And the word among several reporter friends is that the reason Mitt Romney came out of the | Read More »
Chicago Politics in the White House
Remember when Clinton was in the White House? For the first time that I remember, the media had to start breaking out the polling between job and personality — that is, they had to separate out that the public really approved of the job Clinton was doing, but they thought he was a sleazy individual they personally did not much care for. With Obama, we | Read More »
And Here I Thought George W. Bush Was Retarded. At Least That’s What MSNBC Would Have Us Believe
Maybe Karl Rove just took time out of his busy schedule to pen a lie about the President. Yes, that must be it. It couldn’t be the truth. It all started on New Year’s Eve in 2005. President Bush asked what my New Year’s resolutions were. I told him that as a regular reader who’d gotten out of the habit, my goal was to read | Read More »