Thursday, January 17, 2008

Rove's Thoughts on Beating Hillary & Obama

Karl Rove is still delusional and still telling his Republican buddies how to win elections. The Hill reports on Rove's latest thoughts on how to beat Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama:

On Clinton, Rove said the senator talks about fiscal responsibility but has introduced “$800 billion in new spending and the campaign is less than half over.” Rove said that “the woman” wants to repeal all of Bush’s tax cuts, and that she can be targeted for voting against “troop funding” in the form of her votes against the Iraq war supplementals. Specifically, Rove hit Clinton for what could have been her worst campaign moment last year, when she had trouble answering a question about driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants at the Democratic debate in Philadelphia. .

Rove made it clear that most Republican attacks on Obama would focus on his “accomplishments and experience.” “He got elected three years ago, and he [has] spent almost the entire time running for president,” Rove said. Rove added that Obama has only passed one piece of legislation during his time in the U.S. Senate, and during his time in Illinois state Senate, Obama had “an unusual habit” of voting “present” instead of yes or no.

Rove also said that nonpartisan ratings show that Obama is more liberal than Clinton, which he said is “pretty hard to do.” Time and again, however, Rove returned to the trump card he used in his successfully executed 2002 and 2004 elections, saying that neither Obama nor Clinton is prepared to protect the country from terrorists. Read more . .