The gas bag called Karl Rove, an “analyst” for Fox News, looked to be on the verge of exploding last night. President Barack Obama had just been declared the victor in Ohio — even by Fox News — which meant that he had won re-election. Rove insisted that the Ohio call was premature, and he spent much of the next hour trying to convince his fellow talking heads that returns from the final precincts could still put Mitt Romney over the top in Ohio.
The gas bag gradually deflated before viewers’ eyes as reality kicked in and he realized his arsenal of dirty tricks and the record sums he helped raise hadn’t won the day for Romney.
While discussing the matter with and without Rove, Chris Wallace and the gang didn’t mention the possible connection between Rove’s obstinacy and the fact that he was the driving force behind Republican efforts to buy the election. What a surprise. This would have raised embarrassing questions about their own credibility — questions such as what the hell are you doing on the same stage with this guy?