November 14

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Karl Rove Says the Hardest Part Is Over For GOP

Former Chief of Staff Karl Rove spoke today at The Atlantic’s Washington Ideas Forums, where he said that the Republican party was in a “state of flux.” Rove said that the emergence of the tea party is different from the typical conservative, but the biggest differences within the party are being ironed out and the hardest part is over. He continued that the main reason the Republican party has received negative attention nationally is due to the changing demographics, and once the minority groups join the middle class the Republican party will again be on top.

As for Governor Chris Christie, Rove said that he thinks the New Jersey moderate has a chance to get the nomination. The battle, however, is that there are ten other emerging stars who will be vying for this position, including, “Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz,” and that how each contender helps the party in the 2014 elections will seal their fate.