Rove: O'Donnell Can't Ignore Past Comments
Karl Rove, The Architect of two presidential campaign victories, joined Fox News Sunday to discuss Christine ODonnells primary victory, Senator Lisa Murkowskis decision to mount a write-in campaign to retain her seat in Washington, and assertions that the Tea Party has created a civil war within the Republican Party.
US Senate Candidate Christine ODonnell was scheduled to appear as a guest on Fox News Sunday, however late Friday night her campaign cancelled the interview claiming that their candidate was exhausted. Rove seemed to commend the move by saying, I, frankly, think she made a smart decision by not getting on the Sunday shows this week. She shouldn't have accepted in the first place.
Late this week, a previously unaired tape surfaced of a 1999 appearance ODonnell made on the talk show Politically Incorrect. In it ODonnell claims that she dabbled into witchcraft. Rove was asked how the Republican candidate should handle the issue going forward. He responded, In southern Delaware, where there are a lot of church-going people, they're probably going to want to know what was that all about my view is she can't simply ignore it.
On Friday, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who lost the GOP primary to the Tea Party backed challenger Joe Miller, announced that she would mount a write-in bid to retain her Senate seat. Rove made it clear where he stood on that decision, This is sad and sorry. She should not be doing this.
On Murkowskis chances of winning, Rove added, No, she's going to lose. Now, the bigger, more important question is is she going to keep a Republican from winning And that's what she could do as a spoilsport.
Finally, much has been made of the so called Tea Party candidates defeating Republican incumbents in their respective primaries. Many now claim that there is a civil war of sorts being fought within the Republican Party. Rove gave his take on these assertions by saying, No, there's no civil war.
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