...But many Republicans think Rove is off the mark this time. His critics say Rove based his 2006 strategy on what worked in the past--polarizing the electorate and attempting to rally the GOP base--and didn't pay enough attention to independents and swing voters. Adds a senior GOP strategist outside the White House: "The political world is always shifting and changing. We need to be flexible."
The 51% campeign can only work for so long. 6 years seems to be the maximum this time.
Rove Sells Election Spin; Some in GOP Aren't Buying