Rove brought a great deal of insight in the few minutes I saw him. One question was posed about a McCain-Huckabee ticket, if it would solve McCain’s problem with conservatives. Rove gave a highly informative answer with examples from history… underlining that historically the choice of VPs has only hurt, but never helped, Presidential candidates.
It ran contrary to a lot of speculations out there, but his analysis made the most sense. Yeah, Rove brings a lot to the table.
Comment by Haile Welde — February 5, 2008 @ 8:58 pm
Agree with Haile…Rove has done a good job at lending insight without any bias….
I think he did a very good job. As I’ve said before, he has credibility when it comes to being a campaign advisor. I also like they mixed him with Harold Ford… covered folks from the left and folks from the right. Well done.
Well said by Wenchie and ImNotBlue. Senator Harold Ford (Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council) was brought on to counterbalance Rove. Other networks wouldn’t have seen this necessary to do, so Fox deserves credit for trying to balance their election analysis.
I just saw Paul Begala on CNN… and even liberal Democrats don’t want to listen to a predictable cheerleader analyzing the game. As I write this, he’s insulting McCain’s age. Both Ford and Rove have so far been very objective, which appeals to (and does not insult) the intelligence of the audience.
Comment by Haile Welde — February 5, 2008 @ 9:45 pm
Cut Begala some slack. After getting B. Clinton elected, he probably feels he’s earned the right to insult your intelligence.
Around 12:30 ET, Rove spent about five minutes expertly discussing among other topics, the differences in enthusiasm and turnout of both parties on Super Tuesday, with both Chris Wallace and Brit Hume. Based solely on that segment, Rove justified his hiring by Fox.