This is the first underhanded issue with Rove's attempt to influence the 2008 elections in an interview with Chris Wallace. Mr. Rove, how do you turn what sure looks like a strong Democratic trend for 2008 into a Republican victory? KARL ROVE: Yeah. Well, if you look at the polls that match the leading Democrat against leading Republicans, the margin that the Democrats enjoy disappears or gets very, very narrow. That is standard Rove BE.S. used to influence and direct attitudes and opinions. It is typical underhanded undeserved cockiness. I am sick of the crap!
And the question for both parties is going to be what do they do between now and next September, October and November in order to demonstrate a positive and optimistic agenda. ROVE: Well, first of all, taxes and spending, because this current Congress has got a lousy record on both. The Republicans, though, also have to begin to deal in a very visible and vocal and powerful way with issues that people care about and talk about around the kitchen table like, "What about the cost of my health care? How can my kid go to college? What do we do to create more jobs and energy in America?"
And I'm confident, seeing our candidates around the country and seeing our presidential candidates, that there's a willingness to engage in these issues which heretofore Republicans have got good ideas about but have not been willing to talk about. ROVE: Well, the Democrat Congress will be on the ballot. And it's because they have proposed big taxes, big spending, have failed to support our troops in the war, are undermining our intelligence collection efforts, have shut the Republicans out of any meaningful discussions to move the country ahead as they had promised to do during the campaign, and have demonstrated an utter lack of fiscal responsibility by recommending $205 billion in additional spending over the next four years and two of the biggest tax increases in American history — the repeal of the Bush tax cuts, which is over $1 trillion in tax increases, and then a tax reform plan from the Ways and Means Committee chairman which is $1 trillion in additional taxes. Please read the rest I couldn't take the BE.S.
I am so sick of the outright lying and underhanded ignorant games. This idiot has absolutely no compunctions! It will destroy our America! If there are elections Obama I am prepared to say will get the Democratic nomination. I remember when it was first announced that Oprah would be campaigning for Obama there were many who said she would not be much help. I was not one of them and I beg to Differ. She has powerful great public influence and I think she will gain him much support.
I am not going to invoke race or her reason for supporting him. You draw your own conclusion. I was offended that Obama brought race into the issue as we have enough problems. I happen to agree with him as I am appalled at the rise of racial tensions and Obama is trying to get black support away from Hillary but this is not the time or place to invoke racial justice
Anyway as we watch the campaign between Hillary and Obama get increasingly underhanded to our demise I wondered why! Barack Obama's surge over Hillary Clinton in Iowa marks a new turn in the race that Clinton is describing as the "fun" part — the month before voting begins for the Democratic presidential primary nomination.
Whether it's fun for the candidates remains to be seen, but the slugfest is undoubtedly underway. Obama announced on Monday that he is launching a new Web site to document all the attacks against him by Clinton's campaign. click here to view web site
The move comes after a harrowing day in which Clinton lambasted the Illinois senator for everything from a kindergarten essay to his health care plan and use of his political action committee to funds candidates in early primary states. On Sunday, Clinton's campaign issued a memo suggesting that Obama is lying when he told voters in Boston that he has has "not been planning to run for president for however number of years some of the other candidates have been planning for," a seeming reference to Clinton. Obama up in the polls and Rove is telling him how to win
Amidst this Obama is making wise moves as he said In an interview with Time Magazine that hit newsstands Friday, the Illinois Democrat said he'd offer the former president a job in his administration "in a second." "There are few more talented people," Obama said. In the same interview with Time, Obama also said he would be happy to offer Al Gore a position in his administration tackling climate change issues. "He has been working on this for decades," Obama said. "The country and the world caught up to him. Clinton and Gore in a Obama Administration
* Saying he will listen too and have that team in his Administration is a great plus and will go a long way towards getting him nominated. Rove though is advising him on the dirty Politics to sink Hillary and I have to wonder what he is up to. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is getting advice from an unlikely source: former top Bush aide Karl Rove. The man behind Bush's two presidential victories took to the pages of the Financial Times Sunday to offer the candidate some unsolicited suggestions on how to beat rival Hillary Clinton. In an open memo to Obama, Rove said the Illinois senator currently appears "weak and ineffectual," and should start sharpening his attacks on the New York Democrat.
"Stop acting like a vitamin-deficient Adlai Stevenson," Rove writes in reference to another Illinois Democrat who twice ran for president and lost. "Striking a pose of being high-minded and too pure will not work. Americans want to see you scrapping and fighting for the job, not in a mean or ugly way but in a forceful and straightforward way."
Rove also suggests Obama exploit the "real doubts" many Democrats feel about Clinton, take clear stances on the issues, and better articulate the type of change he is hoping to represent. Finally, Rove says Obama needs to decry what he calls Clinton's complaints that she is "being picked on." "Find a way to gently belittle her whenever she tries to use disagreements among Democrats as an excuse to complain about being picked on," Rove writes. "The toughest candidate in the field should not be able to complain when others disagree with her. This is not a coronation." "Blow the whistle on her when she tries to become a victim," he continues. "Do it with humor and a smile and it will sting even more." Rove advising Obama on defeating Hillary
* Knowing he is the father of these modern day Politics I have to wonder what Rove is up to? Knowing Bush wanted a Hillary nomination because they would defeat her what is Rove up to? Knowing he is 100% dedicated to Republican leadership what is going on? Can someone help me with this?