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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Gingrich v. Rove and Stevens

In Human Events, Newt Gingrich takes on Karl Rove and Romney strategist Stuart Stevens.

Gingrich says that groups such as the Conservative Victory Project should not act as bosses to pick candidates. He says of Rove:
He was simply wrong last year. He was wrong about the Presidential race (watch a video of his blow up on Fox election night about Fox News calling Ohio for President Obama). He was also wrong about Senate races.
BTW, Gingrich was wrong about the election, too. On October 25, he said:
I believe the minimum result will be 53-47 Romney, over 300 electoral votes, and the Republicans will pick up the Senate.
He criticizes Stuart Stevens for failing to recognize the consultant-driven culture of the GOP and -- without a trace of self-awareness -- touts his own business:
Our “Lessons to be Learned” project at Gingrich Productions will begin releasing reports on the scale of change we need in the next few weeks.
For more on Gingrich Productions and the speaker's long history in the consulting community, see here, here, and here.