Skip to comments.Karl Rove: If Trump is nominee, GOP will lose White House and Senate
Posted on 01/09/2016 7:30:46 PM PST by nikos1121
The Republican Party will lose the White House, the Senate and many of its House seats if Donald Trump becomes the party's presidential nominee, according to Karl Rove.
âIf Mr. Trump is its standard-bearer, the GOP will lose the White House and the Senate, and its majority in the House will fall dramatically,â the Republican wrote in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal
Rove, who was a top adviser to former President George W. Bush, said nominating Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for president could also be dangerous. âIf the nominee is Ted Cruz the situation is still dicey,â he wrote.
âAny of the other candidates, if nominated, will best Mrs. Clinton in a close race and help the GOP narrowly keep the Senate,â Rove added, referring to Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Trump has repeatedly attacked Rove for doubting his campaign. He said last November that Rove is a âbiased dopeâ who lost â100 percentâ of the money he spent during the 2012 election cycle.
Rove's super-PAC, American Crossroads, spent tens of millions of dollars in 2012 trying to elect Mitt Romney president.
âI think Karl Rove still thinks Romney won,â Trump quipped Friday on âThe Mike Gallagher Show.â
In his op-ed, Rove sketched out several scenarios in the op-ed that he says could stop Trump's ascent.
âIf the GOP contest narrows to two or three candidates by March 15, Mr. Trump will not be the partyâs nominee,â he wrote.
âIf on the Ides of March someone wins both the winner-take-all primaries in Florida (by Congressional district) and Ohio (statewide), that person will be the nominee,â Rove added.
No matter who wins, Rove said the GOP standard-bearer would have an uphill battle against Clinton.
âIt will be an ugly contest,â he wrote. "Mrs. Clinton will try to overcome her flaws by scorching her opponents."
âThe FBI will recommend action against Mrs. Clintonâs former aides over her private email server, but not against Hillary,â Rove wrote.
Trump maintains a roughly 15-point lead over Cruz in national polls of the Republican race. The pairâs popularity has alarmed the GOP establishment, which fears that either one could be a weak candidate in the general election.gogol
Is it just me, but I'm wondering why does Fox News pay this man, along with Kirstin Powers, Steve Hayes and George Will? It's amazing how utterly stupid this man and the others are, and supposedly he's a high paid political strategist.
Rove, a true schmuck, IMO.
Rove always wrong. LOL! When was the last time that guy had a clue? He’s getting as bad as Dick Morris.
looks like not only will we win the White House but we will gain seats in the Senate!
It always nice to know what Rove thinks will happen, because then we know just the opposite will !
Oh goodie! A FUKR thread. Love it.
gee... One might think Rove isn’t a Trump fan.
Karl Rove has a pretty rotten record of predicting a win.
I never though Karl was delusional, but then againâ¦, ya never know.
quote “If on the Ides of March someone wins both the winner-take-all primaries in Florida (by Congressional district) and Ohio (statewide), that person will be the nominee”
well he is right about that at least!
When Trump wins both of those handily that WILL be the end of the race for everyone else!
I too have pointed out that date for awhile now for when the nominating contest is over. Whoever wins Florida’s winner take all primary will be the nominee. And it’s going to be Trump.
No Trump will win it all, and we will see Rove committed to a high tech maximum security asylum.
This coming from a guy on the last hour of the last election telling us all that Romney is the next president. I think he’s invested heavily in the childhood toy we all remember the black eight ball, shake it turn it upside down and vwalla! This chuckle head needs to get a real job
At least Dick Morris is a toe licker.
Karl Rove could not predict a fart in a bean factory. That freaking clueless establishment whore has about as much relevance as tits on a bull. What is his batting average? ZERO! I would not hire him to scrape dog crap off the sidewalk. He’s that stupid.
Karl, please STFU and go catch you some illegal aliens.
Rove is now the Architect of overeating.
I can not believe this fat sack of crap pulls a paycheck for the BS he spouts.
The same loser who claimed Romney was going to win 375 Electoral Votes in 2012.
The same fool who struggled to pull George W. across the finish line in 2000 and 2004 against Al ‘ozone man’ Gore and the French looking northeastern liberal John ‘effin Kerry.
Go away, Karla Rove, go away.
Rove is actually correct.
The GOPe WILL loose the WH & Senate...
When is the last time this idiots predictions have been correct?
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