Rove: GOP infighting ‘a sad sight to see’

By David Edwards
Sunday, October 26, 2008 9:44 EDT
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Fox’s Chris Wallace talked with Karl Rove about reports that Republicans are blaming each other for failures in the McCain campaign.

Partial transcript

WALLACE: One thing that we are witnessing already is dissension within the ranks of the mccain campaign. There’s a big article today in the “New York Times” Sunday magazine about it. There have been a bunch of other reports. People pointing fingers at each other about what went wrong with the McCain campaign even before we get to the election. Why do you think that this has started so early and so publicly?

ROVE Well, look, we’ve seen this a couple of times this year. We saw it in the Clinton campaign. Now we’re seeing it in the McCain campaign where before the election is totaled up, before the votes are all cast, before the decision is made, people start pointing fingers and blaming each other. It is a sign of undisciplined people who do not have the loyalty that they ought to have to the candidate whom they’re serving and it’s — it’s a sad sight to see. Nobody makes themselves look good by this process.

WALLACE: It is not generally a phenomenon we see in winning campaigns, is it?

ROVE: Occasionally you see it. You’re right, it’s in campaigns that are behind and people want to make certain they escape with the best reputation they can.

This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast October 26, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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