Monday, August 21, 2006

Karl to the Rescue

According to this USA Today story, many in the GOP are looking to Rove to figure a way out of the current bleak electoral outlook.

With the possibility of an indictment no longer on the horizon, and confidence in Bush falling even among the GOP, Rove is the one guy who inspires hope among the faithful. And since he has a track record to back it up, there is some justification to that hope. But it seems that right now the best Rove can hope for is to hold the losses to a minimum so that the Republicans can retain control of Congress.

Rove's grand vision of a permanent Republican majority is probably on hold for now. Instead expect a steady drumbeat about how Democrats will make Americans less safe. It is an old tune, but one he has played successfully before. The only question is have the voters changed the dial?