The Guy Who Helped Bury His Client Under A Permanent Approval Rating In The Low 30s Is Still Out There Talking
Karl Rove & Co. helped win some big elections.
And it's not a stretch to say that Rove knew what he was doing in '00, '02 and '04.
But it's 2008.
And the '00, '02 & '04 elections are long gone. As the '06 election proved (and the current right track/wrong track numbers support).
The Republican Party that Mr. Rove ran with a political iron fist for six years is in shambles. A mess greatly exacerbated by the War In Iraq, but not caused by it. The Republican Party is disillusioned, dispirited and searching for a new way forward.
It's a Party looking to transition from the 20th century to the 21st century. If for no other reason than survival.
We don't believe that Karl Rove is a man who should play a meaningful role in that transition. Or, to put it another way, when a teenager drives the family car into the ground the parents take away his keys.
And we believe that folks should think very hard about that when they see Karl Rove & Co. on TV or in the newspaper talking about 2008 and what's "good" for the Republican Party. Or its nominee.