On Wednesday night, political strategist Karl Rove appeared on Fox News, speaking with host Bill O’Reilly about the future of the Republican Party and its 2016 presidential prospects. Interestingly, both O’Reilly and Rove seemed to agree that, if the next election were held today, the GOP would not be victorious.
Rove, who came under fire for his highly-contentious election-night analysis, though, cautioned that the next campaign is still far off and that only time will tell who the candidates will be and how they will fare.
During the discussion, O’Reilly seemed to agree with former House Speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s assessment of the Republican Party, noting that the GOP is in “disarray” and that it “can’t compete with the organized Democratic machine.”
As for the reasons why so many Americans purportedly oppose President Barack Obama when it comes to the need for spending cuts, the host asked Rove how this dynamic is possible, especially considering that voters, once again, elected the president.
“People are capable of keeping contradictory opinions in their minds at the same time,” Rove answered. “They can say, ‘I’m voting for President Obama even though he doesn’t necessarily agree with my answer to the fiscal cliff.’”
Watch the discussion, below: