Rove issues 'birther' warning to Perry
October 24th, 2011
02:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Rove issues 'birther' warning to Perry

(CNN) - Karl Rove said Monday that Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry may harm his campaign by stoking the "birther" controversy.

"You associate yourself with a nutty view like that, and you damage yourself," Rove said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Karl Rove • Rick Perry
Rove levels Palin accusation
August 25th, 2011
09:05 AM ET
3 years ago

Rove levels Palin accusation

(CNN) – Karl Rove accused Sarah Palin of "thin skin" over a message from her political action committee criticizing the speculation surrounding her presidential intentions.

"It is a sign of enormous thin skin if we speculate about her, she gets upset, and I suspect if we didn't speculate about her, she'd be upset and trying to find a way to get us to speculate about her," Rove said Wednesday night of Fox News.
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Filed under: 2012 • Karl Rove • Sarah Palin
Will Palin be in by Labor Day? 'I doubt it'
August 22nd, 2011
01:58 PM ET
3 years ago

Will Palin be in by Labor Day? 'I doubt it'

(CNN) - Karl Rove caused a commotion in recent days by predicting that Sarah Palin will run for president and hinting that she could announce her campaign during a speech to a tea party group in Iowa over Labor Day weekend.

That might be news to Palin. Asked just over a week ago if she would be ready to join the race by the time Labor Day rolls around, Palin responded, "I doubt it."
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Filed under: 2012 • Karl Rove • Sarah Palin
Rove's Palin prediction
August 21st, 2011
02:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Rove's Palin prediction

(CNN) – Karl Rove predicted Sunday that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is likely to run for president and will make her decision known soon.

Rove, the former top political adviser to President George W. Bush and co-founder of American Crossroads, a conservative political action committee, said Palin's upcoming trip to Iowa and recent web video are evidence she is gearing up for a run.
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Filed under: 2012 • Karl Rove • Sarah Palin
Trump takes on Rove
April 22nd, 2011
09:58 AM ET
3 years ago

Trump takes on Rove

Washington (CNN) - If Donald Trump runs for president, he won't be looking to former top Bush strategist Karl Rove for advice.

Rove became Trump's latest target in an interview with Fox News Thursday night.
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Rove warns Republicans: Shutdown could boost Obama
April 8th, 2011
08:56 AM ET
3 years ago

Rove warns Republicans: Shutdown could boost Obama

Washington (CNN) – Furloughed jobs, interrupted services, and the potential economic ramifications aside, top Republican strategist Karl Rove is warning a government shutdown is likely to strengthen President Obama's hand as he heads into his reelection campaign.

In his weekly polling memo, Rove notes the 1995 government shutdown bolstered President Clinton's image in the eyes of voters as a strong leader, positioning him for a relatively easy reelection victory one year later.
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Filed under: Government Shutdown • Karl Rove
Rove calls Palin move 'smart'
November 27th, 2010
10:45 AM ET
3 years ago

Rove calls Palin move 'smart'

(CNN) - Karl Rove, also known as "the architect" of George W. Bush's presidential campaigns, is calling Sarah Palin's upcoming Iowa book stops "a smart thing to do."

"That's a pretty smart move if you're thinking about running for president," Rove said Friday on Fox News.
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Filed under: 2012 • Karl Rove • Sarah Palin
October 28th, 2010
09:25 AM ET
3 years ago

Rove: Palin lacks 'gravitas'

(CNN) – If Sarah Palin is looking for a top political strategist to help navigate the waters of her political future, Karl Rove may not be the guy.

The former top Bush aide says the former Alaska governor has not proven to have the “gravitas” to sit in the Oval Office – and, says Rove, her upcoming reality television show is only going to make things worse.

“With all due candor, appearing on your own reality show on the Discovery Channel, I am not certain how that fits in the American calculus of 'that helps me see you in the Oval Office,’” Rove told London’s The Daily Telegraph in an interview published Wednesday night.
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Filed under: Karl Rove • Sarah Palin
October 24th, 2010
01:41 PM ET
3 years ago

Rove: President Palin?

(CNN) – “The architect” says Republicans have a long way to go until there’s a Republican presidential nominee in 2012.

“There are going to be several geological ages that are going to come and go before the 2012 presidential nomination gels,” Karl Rove, former senior adviser to President George W. Bush, said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “Every one of these prospective candidates, if they decide to enter the race, has strengths that they need to work on magnifying and weaknesses that they need to endeavor to overcome.”

And what about a President Palin?
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Filed under: 2010 • 2012 • Karl Rove • Sarah Palin
October 20th, 2010
10:32 AM ET
3 years ago

DNC again hammers campaign spending in new ad

(CNN) – Democrats are doubling down on their efforts to portray the GOP as beneficiaries of shadowy campaign finance schemes, launching a national television ad Wednesday accusing Republicans of maliciously shielding their largest corporate donors in a cloak of anonymity.

"You've seen the ads. Millions being spent by right wing groups to buy an election," the new ad from the Democratic National Committee says. "All from secret donors. What's not a secret is why. Republicans and their corporate buddies want to be back in charge."

It's a message President Obama and Vice President Biden have themselves hammered on the campaign trail and one that has stemmed primarily from the workings of outside groups such as the Karl Rove-backed organization American Crossroads and its affiliate, Crossroads GPS.
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Filed under: 2010 • DNC • Karl Rove
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