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Rove: Enough With the Debates Already!

Talk about kicking a man when he's down. Donald Trump's debate might be a flop, but Karl Rove can't resist getting in a few barbs before going on to argue against having more Republican debates, period. While the tremendous number of debates have given every GOP candidate time to make a case, they've also “nearly crippled campaigns, chewing into the precious time each candidate has to organize, raise money, set themes, roll out policy and campaign.” Rove says they also give the media too much power to control the narrative, furnishing an endless supply of confrontations and soundbites. “For good or ill, this year's record-breaking mass of debates has made the contest the most unpredictable, rapidly shifting, and often downright inexplicable primary race I've ever witnessed,” says Rove.

December 15, 2011 12:15 PM