Whether you agree or disagree with the tactics and influence Karl Rove has had on American politics over the past seven years, he is right on the money with his recent assessment of the Presidential race:
And asked about how he sees next year’s general election playing out,
Rove made no bones about his prediction (or preference?) that Clinton
will be the Democratic nominee. In order for Republicans to win, he
said, the party must “articulate a strong and positive and optimistic
agenda,” warning, “It’s not enough to simply say, ‘I’m not her.’”
Too often I hear Republican candidates and party operatives claim that 2008 is going to be a good year for Republicans simply because Hillary Clinton is going to be on the ballot and that she will guarantee record turnout for Republicans hell bent on keeping her from being elected President.
To them I say, heed Rove’s warning.