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Plouffe: Rove will have some explaining to do
« on: November 04, 2012, 10:03:29 AM »

Plouffe: Rove will have some explaining to do


11/4/12 9:06 AM EST

In an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" this morning, President Obama's adviser David Plouffe waved off Karl Rove's assertion that Hurricane Sandy was a benefit to the president politically, and suggested he has a motive for the statement:

"We're not worried about the politics.  We're worried about making sure we do the right thing by those who have been affected by the storm.  We think this has been a stable race.  I think Karl Rove might have said that because a few days ago he predicted a big Romney win, and my sense is Karl is going to be at crossroads himself on Tuesday when he tries to explain to the people who wrote him hundreds of millions of dollars why they fell up short.  So listen, we're confident the president has the electoral votes to win this if we get our vote out, and that's what we're focused on in the next two days."

The role that super PACs have played this cycle have turned out to be less than the hype in may cases - it's hard to point to where either side has, as both have claimed indignantly at times, "bought the election." The super PACs played a bigger role in the GOP primaries, helping keep Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum alive, then they did in the flush-with-cash general elections.

In Rove's case, the Crossroads groups raised about $300 million to capture the White House and take back the Senate. If neither happens, there will be some interesting conversations on Wednesday.

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Re: Plouffe: Rove will have some explaining to do
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