Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Karl Rove is a Genius

Yglesias, not buying my theory that Karl Rove secretly wanted to turn the country blue, explains why Rove is an idiot. The actions he discusses were at the time hailed as genius because, well, he won. But the fact is they were probably kind of stupid and counterproductive and likely hurt them, even if they ultimately didn't matter.

There were 7 Republican Senate seats in play, with Arizona an additional outside miracle shot. Rove lost 6 of them, and failed in his rather expensive attempts to take any Dem seats.