Friday, February 24, 2012

Rove: I share Jeb Bush's concern

Karl Rove, after being asked about Jeb Bush's warning that the GOP candidates are "appealing to people's fears and emotions" right now.

"Look, I share his concern.

These debates have tended to sort of focus the effort on exactly what he says -- operating out of fear, in part, because of the nature of the kind of questions and the fact that they're all trying to ain an advantage over each other.

A certain number of debates is good. We've probably had too many, and we've particularly had too many where the questions have been dominated by the media."

In a speech yesterday, Jeb Bush said:

"I used to be a conservative and I watch these debates and I'm wondering, I don't think I've changed, but it's a little troubling sometimes when people are appealing to people's fears and emotion rather than trying to get them to look over the horizon for a broader perspective and that's kind of where we are."