Did Karl Rove push America over the edge?

Karl RoveA cruel headline in the Times marks the departure of US political mastermind Karl Rove from the White House.

A Bush radical, Rove was inevitably a controversial figure, his immediate legacy eight years of Republican domination… but might he have gone too far.

Ex-Clinton strategist James Carville reveals poll data suggesting a near decade of radical Republicanism has left young Americans crying: ‘no more!’

They’ve seen what it means to be a rightwing Republican and realised it’s not for them. In much the same way as Labour strategists use the memory of Thatcher to frighten voters despite her undoubted electoral success, so ‘Bush’ looks set to become a dirty word in US politics. 2008 could mark a tipping point in US politics on a par with the UK’s 1997.

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