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Karl Rove Worried About Ron Paul "Momentum"

Karl Rove Worried About Ron Paul "Momentum"
Bush's brain fears "bandwagon effect" could trump national recognition in early Republican primaries

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Thursday, December 20, 2007

Without mentioning his name, Karl Rove made it clear during a recent appearance on Hannity and Colmes that he is worried about people jumping on a bandwagon and supporting a candidate who picks up momentum as a result of the early Republican primaries being bunched together tightly.
Since Rove had already discussed the other Republican candidates in the Fox News piece, he could only have been referring to Congressman Ron Paul.
The man who was dubbed "the architect" and "Bush's brain" told Hannity he was concerned that the thick and fast style of the early primaries would hinder Americans from making a "more considered judgment," increasing the likelihood of a "bandwagon effect" overcoming "national reputation."

Here's the quote in full.

HANNITY: Do you lean towards one strategy over the other? Or you don't want to say?
ROVE: I don't want to say. I —
HANNITY: You do, though.
ROVE: But it is interesting to see that everybody has made their strategic bets. I'm not certain, incidentally, that this is helpful for the country, for this to be settled so quickly. I mean, people do need the time — this process ought to be spread out over time, in my opinion, because it allows more people to participate, more people in the country to develop a deeper understanding of who the candidates are, and for the people of America to make a more considered judgment.
This thing is happening so quick on so many different battle fronts that I'm not certain, regardless of who makes the — who bet on the right strategy, there is going to be a bandwagon effect, no, national reputation is going to count — no matter which way that works out, I'm not certain it is necessarily in the best interest of the country.
With the media desperate to exalt Mike Huckabee's campaign as some kind of alternative to the standard Neo-Con fare, it's clearer than ever that the establishment are trying to run a dead horse against Hillary Clinton to ensure her victory.
As polls have shown, only Congressman Ron Paul could beat Hillary should they go head to head for the presidency, and that's why people like Rove are scared stiff of the Texan building momentum during the key early primaries.



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Rove is clearly talking

Rove is clearly talking about Paul and not Huckabee. Ron Paul is their only threat to defeat Hillary in the general election, just like Kerry did for Bush in '04.

Rove is clearly talking

Rove is clearly talking about Paul and not Huckabee. Ron Paul is their only threat to defeat Hillary in the general election, just like Kerry did for Bush in '04.

... and he's a terrible

... and he's a terrible rapper.

Karl Rove is the epitome of

a dirty trickster. That's been the basis of his entire career and from what I've read, he started back in high school. He has a strategy all right...a dirty one, you can bet on it.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/architect/rove...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/story/0,13918,1165...

Oddly, I agree with Rove

Rove says: "this process ought to be spread out over time, in my opinion, because it allows more people to participate, more people in the country to develop a deeper understanding of who the candidates are, and for the people of America to make a more considered judgment."

I agree this would be a good thing. But I, of course, believe that this would result in a Ron Paul landslide.

I don't agree with your

I don't agree with your analysis - he is not talking about Paul.

And we could do with less prison planet and such.

Rove is probably more concerned

with Huckabee bandwagon, and he's pretty sure that Huckabee would lose to Hilama.


reLOVEution, Dennis
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sorry to be a d#$k...

I haven't seen any polls that say Ron Paul is best Hillary, while I do believe it in my heart, the biased pollsters don't even include RP in the polls against Hillary...

I don't think there are any

On purpose, I've called Zogby a few times and asked them. It seems that the liberal AP is afraid to show the results of such a poll.
So I decided to do this poll on youtube, and at least on the online community the results are heavily in favor for Ron Paul.

Your not being a d#$k, your just not well informed...

...Press Releases › Ron Paul Leads Hillary Clinton in Key Demographic
[Email this] [Print this] October 23, 2007

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA—Public opinion service Rasmussen Reports recently released data from its October 12-14 polling that indicates that Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul leads his GOP opponents against Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton among likely voters ages 30-49. He is the leading White House contender for the key demographic, polling higher than Clinton among baby boomers. Congressman Paul polls in at 47 %, compared with Clinton’s 44%, among likely voters aged 40-49.

The 30-49 demographic has been a key indicator in recent elections, and one in which Republicans tend to fare well in hotly-contested elections. In 2004, exit polls reveal that George Bush beat John Kerry 53% to 46% among 30-44 year olds, and all accounts indicate that this will be the most instrumental demographic in the 2008 presidential election as well.

“Ron Paul is the only Republican candidate who can beat Hillary Clinton,” said Paul campaign chairman Kent Snyder.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elec...

There are plenty more from rasmmussen that shows RP to be the ONLY person that will beat Hilliary!