Karl Rove's election nightmare: Super PAC's spending was nearly for naught

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    Nov 08, 2012 11:29 AM GMT
    "Karl Rove was the political genius of the George W. Bush era -- the architect of the last Republican president's two electoral victories. But this week, he may have had the worst election night of anybody in American politics.

    Not only did Rove insist on Fox News that Ohio was still winnable for Republican challenger Mitt Romney after all the TV networks had called it for President Barack Obama -- causing anchor Megyn Kelly to march down to the Fox "decision desk" mavens, who assured her on air that they were "99.9 percent" confident in their call -- but his trailblazing "independent" super PAC operation was virtually shut out on election night.

    A study Wednesday by the Sunlight Foundation, which tracks political spending, concluded that Rove's super PAC, American Crossroads, had a success rate of just 1 percent on $103 million in attack ads -- one of the lowest "returns on investment" (ROIs) of any outside spending group in this year's elections..."


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    Nov 08, 2012 11:51 AM GMT
    Despite their dirty money, Obama won the Electoral College AND the popular vote, and the Democrats picked up seats in both the House and Senate.

    So much for the "Romney Wave" or Fox News's "Dump the Dems" campaign...

    AND, let's not forget about the orchestration of the Republican National Committee to co-oped Republican Governors and Secretaries of State for implementing voter supression tactics.
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 08, 2012 12:13 PM GMT
    The mavens were 99.95% confident. I think that is important to correct.
  • GQjock

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    Nov 08, 2012 12:31 PM GMT
    Did you SEE that little weasel on FOX election night when they called Ohio for Obama?
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    He looked like a man who had lost mafia money betting on a horse race

    No NO ... that can't be right .... you need to check the numbers again

    He made Megan blonde republican spokesperson get off her chair and go down the hall to recheck herself
    The Awkwardness of the entire deal told you how in the republican pocket FOX News actually is when Karl Rove can tell you what you have to do

    Karl Sheldon Adelson is on the Line he wants to know what he got for the money he gave you ...

    Knee caps are over rated Karl icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 08, 2012 12:38 PM GMT
    Karl Rove is dumb. Simpy enough.

    Ohio is still too close to CALL. Romney can still win this.
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    Nov 08, 2012 2:24 PM GMT
    The American electorate knows 'bullshit' when they see or hear 'bullshit'.
    Karl Rove cant though.
  • DalTX

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    Nov 08, 2012 2:25 PM GMT
    Has Rove conceded Ohio yet?
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    Nov 08, 2012 2:43 PM GMT
    GQjock saidDid you SEE that little weasel on FOX election night when they called Ohio for Obama?
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    He looked like a man who had lost mafia money betting on a horse race

    No NO ... that can't be right .... you need to check the numbers again

    He made Megan blonde republican spokesperson get off her chair and go down the hall to recheck herself
    The Awkwardness of the entire deal told you how in the republican pocket FOX News actually is when Karl Rove can tell you what you have to do

    Karl Sheldon Adelson is on the Line he wants to know what he got for the money he gave you ...

    Knee caps are over rated Karl icon_biggrin.gif

    I didn't watch any election night TV coverage until around 11 PM ET, and certainly not FOX, but I was checking summary updates online. I must say I'm sorry I missed Rove losing his cool.

    I hope this will kill the ability to attract any more big money to Republican super PACs, especially those with which Rove is associated. Business people like to see a return on their investment, and it seems that none of the Republican PACs delivered during this election, all money down the drain.

    Now if Obama is able to change the makeup of the Republican US Supreme Court during his second term, perhaps the Citizens United aberration will be tossed out, and super PACs and other political funding outrages will be stopped. Because another consequence of Citizens United is that it made it easier for foreign money to influence US elections, and to my knowledge such involvement is still illegal. I wonder if any foreign governments are unhappy with their own investments in the US electoral outcome?
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    Nov 08, 2012 2:52 PM GMT
    coolarmydude saidThe mavens were 99.95% confident. I think that is important to correct.


    "So, you're saying... there's a CHANCE..." [/jonstewart] icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 08, 2012 2:58 PM GMT
    dayumm said
    coolarmydude saidThe mavens were 99.95% confident. I think that is important to correct.


    "So, you're saying... there's a CHANCE..." [/jonstewart] icon_lol.gif




    I am hoping that they will keep up their current atitudes. They will just make it easier for Hillary in 2016.





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    Nov 08, 2012 3:04 PM GMT


    For those that missed it!
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    Nov 08, 2012 5:30 PM GMT
    Love this:

    Karl Rove's AMERICAN CROSSROADS (top-spending non-exclusively-presidential Super PAC)

    Total spent campaign 2012: $104,710,427

    Supported (no more than) 2 winning candidates (out of 6); (no more than) 0.18% of money went to supporting winning candidates

    Opposed (no more than) 6 losing candidates (out of 13); (no more than) 2.20% of money went to opposing losing candidates. (could be less if Gabby Giffords' Dem replacement fails to win his election)

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    Now THAT's what I call wasteful spending!
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    Nov 08, 2012 5:33 PM GMT
    TM_KeyWest said

    For those that missed it!


    Thanx TM for posting that
    It was reality TV worth watching

    ....... Better than any Real House wives .... I gotta say icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 08, 2012 6:56 PM GMT
    DalTX saidHas Rove conceded Ohio yet?


    Last seen wandering in Book Hill Park, muttering repeatedly, "I just don't get it."
  • Webster666

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    Nov 09, 2012 3:47 AM GMT
    It'll be interesting to see what happens to Karl Rove, now.
    All those millionaires and billionaires who bankrolled Rove's super pac, with the guarantee that he would deliver a Republican victory, have got to be plenty angry and disgusted with Rove.

    Maybe they'll "take him for a drive," you know, the kind where he doesn't come back. LOL.


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    Nov 09, 2012 3:49 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidIt'll be interesting to see what happens to Karl Rove, now.
    All those millionaires and billionaires who bankrolled Rove's super pac, with the guarantee that he would deliver a Republican victory, have got to be plenty angry and disgusted with Rove.

    Maybe they'll "take him for a drive," you know, the kind where he doesn't come back. LOL.

    They could hire me to drive him.. I'd do it for only 3 dollars!