Republican strategist,, who spent hundreds of millions of dollars promising ’s victory and a Republican majority in the Senate, now defends his efforts extending explanations to billionaire donors why Obama is still the president of United States.
Had Mitt Romney won the elections, as Rove and several others predicted, the Republican strategist would have become a conservative hero in the years to come. However with Obama’s victory, Rove is now held answerable for more than $300 million he spent to help Mitt Romney win.
"Of all outside spending in the 2012 election, more than $450 million was dedicated to the presidential election with more than $350 million spent helping Romney and about $100 million spent to help President Barack Obama," the Center for Responsive Politics reported on its website.
Two days after the election results came in; Rove had a number of excuses for his lame predictions."Hurricane Sandy interrupted Mr. Romney's momentum and allowed Mr. Obama to look presidential and bipartisan." Rove gave this argument even before Election Day.
Then he blamed the media for portraying Romney as a proponent of liquidation of companies, rather than using the word, reorganization. “Then there was the anonymous New York Times headline writer who affixed "Let 'Detroit Go Bankrupt' to Mr. Romney's November 2008 op-ed on reorganizing the auto companies, which the Obama campaign brought up again and again in the industrial Midwest”, Rove said.
He accused the hotel employee with the cell phone camera who recorded Romney “47 percent” remarks that was intended to be said and remain behind closed doors. “The video added to public doubts about Mr. Romney's wealth and character," Rove told Fox News.
When none of his excuses worked, he tried playing some dirty tricks accusing Obama to have won by ‘suppressing the vote’ and finally giving up on Romney saying that it would be better if the candidate addressed the “Bain capital” attacks himself.
All of Rove’s efforts defending his predictions and the multimillion dollar spending have proved to be futile and now enemies are closing in on him as they continue to celebrate his political demise. His reputation has taken a significant hit, no doubt and the Democrats are happy to watch him fall.
"I would think there will be reluctance in the future when Mr. Rove and others come knocking on the door,', Obama’s senior advisor told reporters on Thursday.