Karl Rove knows how to win an election better than most political strategists. The Texan was considered the architect behind both George W. Bush’s Texas Gubornatorial and Presidential elections.
So when Rove gives his opinion on the 2020 election and Donald Trump’s hopes, the President should probably listen. And according to the political strategist, Trump is down significantly and needs to reexamine his current electoral strategy.
In May of this year, Rove denied that he had joined the Trump campaign in any official capacity. He did, however, gush about Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale.
“I consider him a friend,” Rove said of Trump’s campaign architect. “I’ve become quite a fan. I think he’s got a sharp mind and great instincts, and he’s actually called and asked — having been through this drill trying to reelect a president myself, he’s kind enough to call and occasionally say ‘what do you think about this’ or ‘should I be worried about that.”
Republican strategist Karl Rove today all but acknowledged Donald Trump’s reelection campaign will require a significant reboot in the coming months, conceding it lacks a consistent line of messaging to deploy against Joe Bidenhttps://t.co/IYfHRDYxgk
— POLITICO (@politico) June 26, 2020
During a recent interview with Fox News, Rove acknowledged that Trump’s current situation is dire. “Let’s be honest about it: The president is behind today,” he said.
Rove continued, “What does he want to do next? No president gets reelected by simply saying, ‘I’ve done a good job.'”
The former GOP strategist concluded, “You can’t win unless you’ve got a disciplined, focused campaign strategy. And these polls point to the president and his team needing to reexamine what they’re doing and come up with a better game plan.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.