White House senior adviser David Plouffe shot back at Karl Rove this morning on “This Week” after the former top aide to President George W. Bush told the Washington Post that Hurricane Sandy gave President Obama a political advantage just days before the presidential election.
“I think Karl Rove might have said that because a few days ago he predicted a big Romney win, and my sense is Karl is going to be at crossroads himself on Tuesday when he tries to explain to the people who wrote him hundreds of millions of dollars why they fell up short,” said Plouffe, seeming to reference the Republican-aligned American Crossroads GPS, a group co-founded by Rove.
“So listen, we’re confident the president has the electoral votes to win this if we get our vote out, and that’s what we’re focused on in the next two days,” he said.
Rove, a top strategist for President George W. Bush, told the Washington Post that Hurricane Sandy negatively impacted the Romney campaign.
“When you have attention drawn away to somewhere else, to something else, it is not to his [Romney's] advantage,” Rove told the Post.
Romney campaign senior adviser Ed Gillespie appeared on “This Week” following Plouffe and said “I just don’t know” when I asked him if President Obama’s response has helped him politically.
“You know, I just don’t know. You know, we’re very focused on highlighting the difference in this election. Governor Romney is closing very strong, with a big speech about the differences that would happen in the next four years,” he said.
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