Cliff Kincaid writes for Canada Free Press,
Here is the dirty little secret: some conservatives have told me that they think former George W. Bush strategist Karl Rove, known as “Bush’s Brain,” wants Romney to lose so that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush can run for president in 2016 against Hillary. The belief, supported by the available evidence, is that Rove is in hock to the Bush family and promotes their interests. He runs a Super PAC in 2012 that pull in millions of dollars on pitiful advertising on behalf of Romney.
A Fox News contributor, Rove is also one of the strategists behind the effort to sabotage conservative Todd Akin’s campaign for the Senate seat from Missouri. He has said that Romney can take conservatives for granted and needs to appeal to Obama voters in 2012. This helps explain Romney’s kissing of Bill Clinton’s ring on Tuesday.
The only question is whether Romney is smart enough to understand what Rove and other consultants are doing to him. It doesn’t look good.
In the Akin case, as I have reported, the campaign against Akin was started by a Soros-funded group, Media Matters, and then picked up by Rove and the GOP establishment. It seems that the “progressives” and the establishment Republicans want this solid conservative out of the race. Perhaps they want the GOP to go the way of the “Conservative Party” in Britain, which has abandoned traditional values and embraced multi-culturalism.
Conservatives backing Romney who talk about the need to support “the lesser of two evils” have to wake up. Voting against Obama, a Marxist Muslim, is not enough to motivate true conservatives. Why vote for someone who doesn’t want to win?
Did you know that senior Romney adviser Ed Gillespie, a former chairman of the Republican Party, is a partner in a lobbying firm with Democratic Party operative Jack Quinn? Their firm “Quinn Gillespie & Associates” was founded in 2000 by Democratic White House veteran Jack Quinn and Republican strategist Ed Gillespie.
These operatives make tons of money no matter who is in power. They don’t care if Romney wins or loses. Gillespie is a hired gun who will make millions of dollars under Obama or Romney. Why does Romney hire people like this?