Schwarzenegger: Karl Rove never saw California coming
Politico puts a rather dumb Beltway-centric headline on this item: Arnold Schwarzenegger felt snubbed by Karl Rove.
More interesting is the possibility that Rove is now so establishment, he’s not the guy to be guiding on if the GOP wants to push forward and start making some genuine political gains. I’m hesitant to get into it too much, now. But the GOP could be looking into an abyss after November.
Conservatives have just about had it with the establishment GOP. And with a younger, more libertarian brand of politico coming up, the GOP may not be able to act like they’re the only game in town on the Right any longer. Factually, they’ve caused more problems than they’ve solved in Washington.
According to excerpts obtained Friday by The Associated Press in advance of the book’s release, it turned out to be an awkward visit.
Not only did Rove tell Schwarzenegger the recall election that eventually ousted Democrat Gray Davis would not happen, he introduced the actor to then-national security adviser Condoleezza Rice as his pick to run for California governor in 2006.
Schwarzenegger felt snubbed.
He asks, “How could Rove have been so wrong?”
More via Associated Press – POLITICO.com.