Politico reports today that Karl Rove is the "leading scapegoat" for Republicans' failure to win the presidency or take back the senate. In a very damning analysis, Politico found that "less than 5.7 percent of (Rove-affiliated PACs) went toward helping winning candidates."
Rove is now reportedly "scrambling" to cover his you-know-what and maintain his stature in the GOP. Politico reports:
Donors are starting to question the fundamental strategy of (Rove-affiliated) Crossroads and other groups that spent primarily on advertising, said Drew Ryun, who helped start or run two groups — the Madison Project and American Majority Action — that focused almost exclusively on ground organizing.
“In that reassessment, folks like Karl Rove and Carl Forti are going to take a beating,” Ryun said, referring to Crossroads’ political director Forti, a Rove protegé. “If Rove is not done, he is dangerously close to it.”
...The current round of bashing carries serious risks for Rove because it threatens his greatest assets — his relationship with big donors and his reputation as a master of political data who is on the cutting edge when it comes to the most effective tactics.