Then came the main event: Rove, joined by former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, laid out his strategy for winning the White House. “The people we’ve got to win in this election, by and large, voted for Barack Obama,” Rove said, in a soothing, professorial tone, explaining why the campaign hadn’t launched more pointed attacks on the president’s character.
Rove explained that Crossroads had conducted extensive focus groups and shared polling and focus group data with “all the major groups that are playing” in the election. “As many of you know, one of the most important things about Crossroads is: We don’t try and do this alone. We have partners,” he said. “The Kochs—you name it.”
Stunning on so many levels. It’s not their actions that keep them out of orange jump suits, it’s their lawyers. Romney doesn’t really matter, except that he’s a good puppet for other corporate profiteers. After tying Obama’s hands in every conceivable way, their plan is to show how he didn’t keep his promises. Tweeted and FB’ed and hope more people will read, because this isn’t about welfare, abortion, jobs, or even politics as usual. This election is about whether we have a government “for the people, by the people” or “for corporations, by corporations”.
If you read nothing else today, read this: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-08-31/exclusive-inside-karl-roves-billionaire-fundraiser#p1