Rove: Both Parties Want Presidential Hopefuls Focused on 2014

Monday, 27 Jan 2014 10:05 PM

By Greg Richter

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Democrats and Republicans have something in common, Karl Rove says: they both want their potential 2016 presidential candidates to care about this year's midterm elections.

If presumed Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton fails to do so, Rove said, it may hurt her chances for the White House in 2016, he said Monday on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor."

Two super-PACs supporting Clinton already are "starting to suck up the money and suck up the attention," Rove said.

"There may be a price to be paid by Mrs. Clinton, in part because Democrats are saying, 'Wait a minute, shouldn't she be focused on 2014?" he said. "Is this all about her, or is it about our candidates for Senate?"

If Democrats suffer a big loss in November, where Rove and other analysts see a potential for the GOP to take over the Senate, they'll start pointing fingers, he said, with charges of "President [Barack] Obama hurt us, and Hillary Clinton didn't help us."

Republicans are pinning their hopes mostly on Obama's struggling rollout of his signature Affordable Care Act, which was promised to provide health insurance for virtually every American at affordable prices. Instead, costs for some have risen sharply, some have had plans they liked cancelled, and the website for enrollment has been plagued with major problems.

Rove said Clinton will not go into every state with a close election to help Senate candidates, but O'Reilly disagreed.

Despite goading from O'Reilly, Rove said he still doesn't have a favorite for the GOP nomination. But he warned that the potential candidates, a big field, have just as much to prove to their party as Clinton does to hers.

Republicans want presidential aspirants to show that 2014 is about something bigger than their own personal ambition by helping re-elect the House, take control of the Senate, and see that GOP governors stay in office, Rove said.



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