Karl Rove’s part of the problem, not the solution
Click the link below to read the rest via rdbrewer at Ace’s. Personally, I think the GOP is in far worse trouble than they seem to think given their post-election actions. At the same time, they seem to be doing well at the state-level.
But given the time it may take to get rid of Rove and company – he isn’t going away any time, soon – it wouldn’t surprise me to see them lose nationally for another 1 – 3 cycles. And if the Northeast Republican establishment maintains its current stranglehold on it, it’s pretty much over.
As it stands, they’re a failed party and losing supporters in droves. Rove can raise all the money he wants, what he can’t and will never do is replace them.
Establishment Republicans have had their chance, repeatedly, and they have blown it, repeatedly. Let me suggest a strategy that will sweep away all of Karl Rove’s tactical concerns: Our next nominee should be a limited government constitutional conservative, someone who will dust off Reagan’s winning playbook and use it to motivate the base while picking up independents and blue-dog Democrats along the way. Just like Ronald Reagan did.