One has to give credit to Trump for fighting a good fight. I’ve never liked Karl Rove. He was termed “the Architect” and given most of the credit for developing the strategy that led George Bush to two wins. That strategy was basically to make the Republican Party as much like the Democratic Party as possible.
Rove characterises the failure of the right to articulate a clear alternative to socialism/ progressivism and it is this failure most of all that has so weakened and undermined and made ineffective the forces of Conservatism. We have done nothing to counter the left’s massive propaganda offensive. We have capitulated to it. We have fought them on the grounds the left choose. Bush was utterly and totally lamentable in his lack of fight. This is why Rove and others who follow his strategy are yesterday’s men. Trump doesn’t say it perfectly right, but he is on the right track-
Donald Trump fired back at Karl Rove on Tuesday for labeling his possible White House bid a “joke,” saying the one-time senior adviser to President George W. Bush “should be ashamed of himself” for the role he played in pushing an agenda that turned voters against Republicans and paved the way for the Obama presidency.
Mr. Trump, the billionaire real estate developer and reality-TV-show star still weighing a 2012 race, said in an interview that the Republican brand was so tarnished after the Bush-Rove years that even “Abraham Lincoln couldn’t have beaten” President Obama in the 2008 presidential race.
“Honestly, Karl Rove ought to go back and start thinking about other things because what he did is, he gave us, indirectly through President Bush, he gave us Barack Obama,” Mr. Trump said in an interview on The Washington Times-affiliated “America’s Morning News” radio show. “In all fairness to [Arizona Sen.] John McCain, nobody could have won that election because of what happened with Rove’s policies or Bush’s policies.”
Source- Washington Times
Here in NZ, Jenny Shipley and Jim Bolger’s ineffectiveness gave us Helen Klark.