The numbers are in and Hamrove is clearly the “dark money” champion.
Pools of dark money weren’t enough, so for the next election, it will need to be tsumamis of filthy lucre. That will finally do it.
Human Harmrove is declared a loser in this Bloomberg report:
Here is a quote from the link:
“The return on investment for American Crossroads donors was 1 percent, according to an analysis by the Sunlight Foundation, a Washington-based group that advocates for open government. The group calculated the number based on how much of the money was spent supporting winners.
“For donors to sister-organization Crossroads GPS, the success rate was 13 percent, the group said. That’s a lower return than for donations to the National Republican Congressional Committee and to the two major Democratic congressional super-PACs, according to Sunlight.
“Houston homebuilder Bob Perry gave $7.5 million to Rove’s American Crossroads and another $8 million to Restore Our Future, a super-PAC that supported Romney. He also gave $1 million to Independence Virginia, a super-PAC that backed former Republican Governor George Allen in a U.S. Senate race. Allen, with 47 percent support, lost to another former governor, Democrat Tim Kaine, who won 52 percent of the vote. Even after the losses, Perry spokesman Anthony Holm said the super-donor has no regrets.
“Regardless, the Republicans’ problem here is that Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) efforts are much more useful to Democrats than to Republicans. Why?
Because, simply put, there are many more progressive voters in this country than conservative ones, and conservative voters are much more reliable. If we could guarantee 100% turnout, Republicans would never win another national election.”
Atkins had a killer post this morning:
It really taunts the Republicans for working from an assumption that they could fly under the radar with racist, misogynistic and anti-equality rhetoric and nobody would notice. It is a diverting but ultimately useless parlor game to imagine how the conservative brain works to concoct all of this magical thinking. The real point is that their brains have been cooked.
“It made sense to have the convention in late August when you wanted to minimize the amount of time during which you could spend your general election public financing,” Rove told Hannity. “But nobody’s ever going to use public financing again…”
“Let’s not forget, Karl Rove’s crowning achievement was the election and re-election of George W. Bush, and of those two elections, he only managed to get more votes than the other guy once. Even worse, he saddled the GOP with Bush. Does anybody think the GOP is better off today because John McCain lost in 2000? And beyond Bush, Rove oversaw the GOP wipeout of 2006, did nothing in 2008 or 2010, and in 2012 blew hundreds of millions on crappy Senate ads.
So I guess what I’m saying is that if Karl Rove says he’s got a plan, and that plan involves big money Republicans throwing obscene amounts of cash at him, then I’m all for that plan. Because if history is any guide, it’s going to be a complete bust.”
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