Rove Republicans on the Run

John Kerry sent out a fundraising email today for his KeepingAmerica’s Promise PAC. Here’s a few quips…

They tried to put a brave public face on. But, as they gathered in Pittsburgh this past weekend, GOP leaders and campaign strategists couldn’t hide the fact that they’ve got their political backs to the wall.

  • Last week, Democrat Paul Hackett, a political newcomer and Iraqi combat veteran, came within 4,600 votes of winning an Ohio special election in a heavily Republican district. Republican operatives laughed about how easily they could defend this district until Ohio voters shocked them and sent a clear signal of what 2006 holds.
  • Rick Santorum — the poster boy for the most extreme elements of the Bush agenda — was a featured speaker at the GOP meeting. Senator Santorum is trailing Bob Casey, his Democratic opponent, and may be the most vulnerable Republican in the country.
  • And, Karl Rove, whom George W. Bush calls the “architect” of his political success, wasn’t anywhere to be seen at the meeting. Rove likes to show up at Republican gatherings with his divisive rhetoric and schoolboy taunts aimed at the President’s opponents. But now, his involvement in exposing the identity of a CIA agent for political revenge has put Rove’s bare-knuckles political tactics under intense scrutiny.
  • The Republican National Committee used its national strategy meeting in Pittsburgh to kick off its drive to survive the most critical elections of 2005 and 2006. We at the grassroots need to use the GOP meeting to raise the funds Democratic candidates need to take it to the Republicans in races all across America.
  • Republicans Running Scared

    So, take a moment right now to send Rove Republicans like Rick Santorum a powerful message. Help Keeping America’s Promise make it clear that Democrats are ready, willing and able to compete in every critical race across America. Make a Contribution

    Let’s show that the cynical politics of the Rove Republicans will be no match for the commitment and energy of our grassroots movement. Let’s go to work

    Thank you,

    John Kerry

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    4 Responses to Rove Republicans on the Run

    1. Mary4Kerry says:

      Pamela – What in the dickens is happening with this Rove scandal. Has he dodged yet another bullet? Please tell me this is still being investigated thoroughly. We can only hope that Fitzgerald cannot be bought.

    2. Mary

      As far as I know it is still being investigated. Hasn’t been much news on it though.

    3. Ron Chusid says:


      Fitzgerald’s investigation is scheduled to run until October, and an extension is possible. Most likley indictments won’t come until September or October, and later if there is an extension.

      From what I’ve read about Fitzgerald, I’m not worried about him being bought. It should come down to whether there is enough evidence to get a conviction.

      Also, don’t think just in terms of Rove. We don’t know yet who is likely to be indicted. A week or so ago Fitzgerald did bring many of Rove’s staff in to be questioned again, keeping speculation alive that Rove is a major target.

    4. Mary4Kerry says:

      Thanks for the update, Ron. Encouraging!