By James Moore
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"Love him or hate him, Karl Rove is without doubt one of the such a lot tremendous and profitable political experts of all time. during this riveting account, Wayne Slater and Jim Moore inform how he obtained there." —Paul Begala, CNN's Crossfire
"Bush's mind isn't really a hatchet task on George W. Bush. in truth, the 2 authors mostly dispel the parable of Bush's supposedly poor IQ. yet, extra importantly, they lay naked the tale of ways Karl Rove could be the strongest guy in the USA. it is a compelling tale instructed by means of veteran Texas newshounds who don't desire a briefing packet to appreciate the boys they are writing about." —Philip Bruce, KCET/PBS tv, Los Angeles
The strongest person within the usa is probably not George W. Bush. it really is most likely Karl Rove, the President's fabulous consultant. who's this guy and the way did he gather quite a bit energy? Having watched in awe for over fifteen years as they mentioned at the upward push of Karl Rove, Moore and Slater disclose the brutal and infrequently morally questionable, yet continually powerful ways that Karl Rove?and America's political system—actually function.
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Rove took little or no notice of his skeptics. They did not have his gift for seeing the inevitable outcome. They did not understand his ability to control the variables. Rove watched it all unfold in his head, long before it took place in the voting booths of Iowa. Each element of the Bush Iowa operation was poised and ready for competition on caucus day. Rove knew how to make farmers come in from the cold fields and drafty barns, get in their pickups and drive the snowy country roads into town to vote for George W.
Mr. McDonald said Bush political operatives have a history in which supporters spread stories while the candidate stays above the fray. “The Bush campaign in 1994 effectively used surrogates to spread any campaign message the campaign thought needed to be carried,” said Mr. McDonald, now a political and business consultant in Austin. Political scientists and consultants say hardball tactics are common as candidates seek to win an advantage over opponents. But Mr. Bush has sought to set his campaign apart, saying he won’t engage in that.
In Rove’s case, there is no such professional separation between him and his client. Bush and his consultant are friends, peers, trusted confidantes, and admirers of each other. The relationship is, almost by definition, co-dependent. Neither man is able to operate independently and remain whole in his political endeavors. Bush is the product. Rove is the marketer. One cannot succeed without the other. The president’s critics often overstate the case in efforts to discredit Bush. He is neither as intellectual as his circle of advisors want the world to believe nor is he as dim as portrayed by Democrats.
Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential by James Moore