Thursday, January 10, 2008

Rove says Obama is "often lazy"

by shamanic

Rove's take on Obama:
"He is often lazy, given to misstatements and exaggerations and, when he doesn't know the answer, too ready to try to bluff his way through."
I guess if Obama gets the nomination, we can expect words like "shiftless" to pop up in Rove's essays too.

Notice also the emphasis that Rove places on the Michigan and Florida primaries, which the Republican legislatures moved up in violation of DNC rules, so candidates can't campaign there. For instance, he says, "Mrs. Clinton is likely to win the Democratic beauty contest in Michigan on Jan. 15," but fails to mention that because of the rule violation, Barack Obama isn't even on the ballot there (link goes to a pdf of the Michigan Voter Guide). So yes, she is likely to win, and as he notes, pick up zero delegates.

Karl Rove needs Hillary Clinton to be the nominee in order to hold together what's left of the Republican Party. Watch for a lot more like this from prominent Republican partisans in coming weeks.

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