Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Talk/Talk: The Rove View

Sunday, May 25, 2008
Below are excerpts from this week's Talk Talk, The Rove View. Every Sunday CUIP's president Jacqueline Salit and strategist and philosopher Fred Newman watch the political talk shows and discuss them. Here are excerpts from their dialogue on Sunday, May 25, 2008 after watching "The Chris Matthews Show" and "This Week with George Stephanopoulos".

Salit: Stephanopoulos asked Rove to give some free advice to the Obama campaign. Rove says: 'Here's how I look at it. There are two main pillars of the Obama campaign. One is the appeal for a bipartisan coming together to solve the country's problems. And the other is his appeal to the Dr. King concept of the "fierce urgency of now."' Rove says: 'If he wants to move the ball down the field for himself, he's got to find a way to link those two things for real, not just in speeches. Consequently, what he has to do is take some initiatives now that show that he can really produce that kind of bipartisanship.'

Newman: And Stephanopoulos correctly says, 'Wait. He can't do that. There's no time.' I think that was somewhat disingenuous advice on Rove's part.

Read Talk Talk in its entirety here.

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