Karl Rove Worried About Ron Paul "Momentum"Submitted by maersksea on Thu, 12/20/2007 - 11:06
Karl Rove Worried About Ron Paul "Momentum"
Bush's brain fears "bandwagon effect" could trump national recognition in early Republican primaries
Paul Joseph Watson
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.