The Rove Biography Tour

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Some provocative indications that Karl Rove may be the architect of the McCain biography tour. Perhaps time will prove me wrong, but this seems like a Rovian too clever by half gambit along the lines of the "let's spend the end of the campaign in California!" move that would have cost Bush the White House had Teresa LePore designed the Palm Beach County ballots differently.

Today we're so far from Election Day that probably nothing McCain does really matters, but the current strategy just stands no chance of prevailing in the face of a sour, anti-Republican mood in the country. It's weird, and it just re-enforces the reality that McCain doesn't have any ideas about how to fix the country's problems beyond a sense that he deserves to be President.

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