Karl Rove: "Can't Dress Up That Pig"
Update 3/4: "Rove 2", Dick Wadhams, was unanimously elected to lead the state's Republican party.*******
Presidential advisor and Republican strategist Karl Rove was in Colorado yesterday, urging Republians to choose Dick Wadhams as chairman of the Colorado Republican Party. Here's what he had to say about the Republican loss in 2006:
During a "repaint the state red dinner," Rove said Republicans suffered a significant defeat in the November elections, but he said he takes a longer view of history and predicted voters will again turn to Republicans for leadership.
"We had a defeat. Can't dress up that pig. We pick ourselves up off the mat, we stand on principle and we get back in the fight," he told a cheering crowd of hundreds of supporters.
Wadhams took some lumps last year when he couldn't save his Virginia senatorial candidate George Allen from self-destruction:
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