Karl Rove is one of the biggest losers in politics. He blew a 5 point lead against AL Gore in 2000 because he did not answer the revelation of Bush’s DUI. In 2004 he barely beat the most Far Left Democrat to run up to that point John Kerry. In 2006 he was tasked with holding Congress for Republicans. That election was so destructive, that it eliminated the GOP bench up to that point. He has the track record of a loser, yet he’s on FOX News giving advise like some wise sage.
In 2012 Karl Rove’s PAC American Crossroads flopped. They spent 300 Million to defeat Obama and get Republicans elected. It was a 300 Million flop. Now donors are mad that Karl Rove’s campaign strategy flopped.
Karl Rove is feeling the heat.
The face of the historic $1 billion plan to unseat President Barack Obama and turn the Senate Republican, Rove now finds himself the leading scapegoat for its failure. And he’s scrambling to protect his status as a top GOP moneyman by convincing disappointed donors to his Crossroads groups that he did the best he could with their $300 million.
Sources tell POLITICO that some donors have called Crossroads officials to ask how their polling could have been so far off, while others are openly grumbling that the groups should have spent more on the ground game. Rival operatives — long frustrated by Rove’s dominance of big GOP money — are seizing on the discontent, questioning whether he’s hurting the cause and privately urging donors to shut him out.[….]
Richard Viguerie, a pioneering direct-mail consultant, called for Republicans to purge from their ranks Rove and Ed Gillespie — who helped found Crossroads and later moved over to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign — as well as Romney advisers Stuart Stevens and Neil Newhouse. “In any logical universe,” he argued, “no one would give a dime to their ineffective super PACs, such as American Crossroads.”
Rick Tyler, a former strategist for the pro-Newt Gingrich super PAC and a top adviser to Todd Akin’s Missouri Senate campaign, called Crossroads’ efforts “a colossal failure” and asserted, “Rove has too much control over the purse strings.”[….]
Yet, of the $204 million in so-called independent expenditures reported by American Crossroads, Crossroads GPS and a related super PAC called Crossroads Generation, $190 million went toward television or radio ads backing Romney and GOP congressional candidates. Only $11 million went toward Web advertising, according to a POLITICO analysis of Federal Election Commission data.
Of the 31 races in which the groups aired ads, the Republican won only nine. And, since the groups spent $137 million on the presidential race, less than 5.7 percent of their total spending went toward helping winning candidates, according to a POLITICO analysis.
Karl Rove should be considered persona non grata with Republicans. He is nothing but a lackey for that loser family of Connecticut transplants from Texas. Karl Rove is the architect of defeat and belongs in the ash heap of history.