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.
The bonus benefit of this election is that when the next election comes around, we’ll have the poor record of this one to keep in mind when Fox begins to tout Dick Morris, Karl Rove, Frank Luntz, Scott Rasmussen and their “reputation for accuracy”.
Two elections lost. Lets see now, how would the GOP replace a failure like Rove? Oh right! Pick another failure!
Anyway, Rove has a chance to do something else with his sordid life, like go for long walks during winter storms.