Thursday, January 5, 2012

Rove questions Romney-McCain event

On Fox News this morning, Karl Rove criticized yesterday's Romney/McCain event in New Hampshire.

"I'm not certain I would've had McCain in an endorsement.

Look, I've been down this road once before. We came into the 2000 New Hampshire primary sort of emphasizing process -- endorsements, nice venues. Not message. What is it that we were going to do.

And we got walloped by a guy who was spending time not worrying about endorsements, but was worried about his message of being a maverick."

He then offered Mitt a weekend to-do list.

"If I were Romney, I'd use whatever precious moments he has today on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday in New Hampshire in order to drive home a message."

Worthwhile to note that Rove was accused of some pretty hardball tactics against McCain in 2000, so there might not be much love lost between the two.