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Axelrod rubs Rove’s face in it
By Greg Sargent

On a conference call with reporters just now, David Axelrod took a moment to gloat over the disastrous 2012 performance of Karl Rove's attack ad operation, joking that if he were one of the billionaires who had handed big checks to Rove, “I’d be asking for a refund.”

But Axelrod went on to say a bit more that raises a serious point. What if the failure of all that Super PAC cash to swing the election will ultimately undermine these organizations, by leading to skepticism among donors that all that advertising actually works — and a reluctance to give in the future?

“What was the impact of this unprecedented deluge of media?” Axelrod asked. “How much influence did this actually have?”

“The heartening news is that you can’t buy the White House; you can’t overwhelm the Congress with these Super PAC dollars,” Axelrod continued. “I would think there will be reluctance in the future, when Mr. Rove and others come knocking on the door, because of what happened on Tuesday.”


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