Rove Cries Over Mitt’s Loss — All the Way to the Bank

From Matt Latimer, a former speechwriter for Bush 43*:

“When I worked with Rove briefly at the White House, I found him to be a smart, energetic, capable man.  Maybe more than I even realized.  In the past two election cycles, he and his acolytes have personally helped Barack Obama get elected and yet made millions in the process.  You tell me who the dummy is — Rove or the people who keep listening to him and funding him.”

* “Republicans Allowed Karl Rove to Mislead Them Again,” The Daily Beast

NRSC Dips Toe in Water for Akin

I posted earlier that the GOP is moving back to supporting Missouri Senate candidate Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) just issued a statement that they “hope Todd Akin wins in November and we will continue to monitor this race closely in the days ahead.”

Translation — Those ads buys we cancelled in August?  We’ll be reinstating them.

The tiff with Todd is over; the war on Claire McCaskill is just beginning.

Is Wisconsin Really a Battleground?

After the effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker failed, there were noises that the state was now competitive for the GOP in the presidential race.  President Obama carried Wisconsin in 2008 by 14%.  He consistently leads in polls there by 6-8%.

The GOP hasn’t put their money where their mouths are because so far they’re not running ads in Wisconsin.

As Journal Sentinel reporter Craig Gilbert notes,* Wisconsin is being treated as a second-tier state for the GOP, below places like Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, Virginia, Florida, and New Hampshire.

I think Obama will carry Wisconsin again, although not by 14%.  But it’s still the same number of electoral votes.  The electoral college map just doesn’t favor Mittens.

* “Wisconsin:  a very quiet presidential battleground.”

Sheldon Adelson Has a Super PAC

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s YG Action Super PAC raised $5.3 million last quarter.  YG stands for “Young Guns,” but $5 million of that came from a rather Old Gun, Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino billionaire who financed Newtie’s presidential run.

Doesn’t that really make it Adelson’s Super PAC rather than Cantor’s?

If you look in the dictionary under “lean and hungry look,” there’s a grinning picture of Cantor.  I bet John Boehner has a food taster.