Rove says Obama has copied his tactics

If Barack Obama wins the American presidential election in nine days’ time, it will be because he has beaten the Republicans at their own game, according to Karl Rove, the noted “architect” of President George W Bush’s two victories.

The Democrats have copied Rove’s formidable tactics and ground operation, pumping out a disciplined message, assembling a broad-based coalition which includes young first-time voters and African-Americans, ... Full Story »

Posted by Leo Romero
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Subjects: U.S., Politics
Topics: Bush Administration, Presidential Election 2008, Obama Administration
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Posted by: Posted by Leo Romero - Oct 25, 2008 - 6:49 PM PDT
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Edited by: Leo Romero - Oct 25, 2008 - 6:49 PM PDT

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Mark Monday
4.3
by Mark Monday - Oct. 25, 2008

This is a good snapshot of the state of the campaign as it is on the day it was written. The facts seem to check out and the story explains to people in the UK -- who are not as familiar with American politics -- some of the nuances. It might not rate quite as high to an American audience, but if you keep in mind the likely readership it is a good story.

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Fred Gatlin
2.6
by Fred Gatlin - Oct. 26, 2008

Using Karl Rove as a source of political information is a key problem of this story. This story is not fair. Most of the sources are very right wing and the only supporter of Barack Obama is negative. It seems the author went out of the way to find sources.

Comparing Barack Obama's campaign to those that Rove worked is wrong

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Peter Henry
3.2
by Peter Henry - Oct. 26, 2008

This is an interesting story, focusing on Karl Rove's analysis of the race. The main problem is The Times takes what Rove says at face value. This credulity surpasses belief as Rove is one of the most self-serving political operatives out there. Why not get some Rove critics to talk about other parts of his game, such as running voter intimidation and disenfranchisement campaigns, below-the-belt dirty tricks (e.g. switfboating), and appeals to xenophobic and racist voters,

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Leo Romero
3.0
by Leo Romero - Oct. 25, 2008
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Nicholas Bentley
3.7
by Nicholas Bentley - Oct. 26, 2008

Although mostly using sources from the right this article gives a good overview of the campaign tactics employed and how the Democrats might be playing the game better than the Republicans.

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