The Republican woes of 2012 rests ultimately on the extremism of Tea Party people — not on Karl Rove. Several Tea Party candidates and supporters were very abrasive towards Mexican-Americans / Latinos and women. President Obama won strong support from women and the Mexican-Americans.
That said, Karl Rove should not have supported Mr. Mitt Romney since Romney embraced self-deporatation ideas that does not help our economy.
In 2004, I predicted internal strife within the GOP would occur in light of the Dixiecrats who have thoroughly hijacked the Republican Party. Now is the time for Karl Rove to re-invent himself and we will be watching to see if he will be strong enough to push back. Will the moderates win? Or, will the Dixie-GOP win?