Political strategist Karl Rove on Friday said President Donald Trump, lagging in polls amid an economy crippled by the coronavirus pandemic, has to have a bold “second-act” agenda that’ll “grab the attention of the American people” if he wants to win reelection.
In remarks on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” the former adviser to President George W. Bush said that “when you are in the barrel, you need to do something that says you are moving in a different direction.”
“You have to do something that's big and grab the attention of the American people. It's a big new policy or a change in direction,” he said.
Rove said successful reelection campaigns in the modern era — Bill Clinton in 1996, Bush in 2004 and a Barack Obama in 2012 — all said, ‘Here's what I've been doing.’ But all of them also said: ‘Here's the second act. Here's what I want to do in the coming four years.’”
“The third thing that they would do in those speeches is say, Hhere’s a contrast between me and my opponent,’” Rove said.
“The president needs to be ready by the time he appears in the national convention … to accept the nomination of his party. He has to have a bold agenda that he lays out for the second term and that he can contrast with Joe Biden.”
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