From this week’s Open Mike with Mike Allen and Media Matters and American Bridge founder David Brock:
Mike Allen: “The Clinton camp is pushing back hard against Karl Rove’s statement the other day.”
David Brock: “If you’re asking does it backfire, the answer to that is yes. I think Rove was so grotesque in the overstepping that it ended up being a big mistake, even though I understand what he was trying to do. This was really part of a pattern on Karl Rove’s part. We’ve seen it before — sleazy, personal attacks for partisan reasons.”
Allen: “Of the 2016 Republican candidates, does that look like a target-rich environment or are these guys kind of boring?
Brock: “We’ve been tracking all the potentials. Chris Christie can be fun to track. As we know, he can be incredibly colorful. Rand Paul can also be an interesting kind of person to track. I don’t find him to be plain vanilla or boring. This is a pretty massive intelligence-gathering operation we have going here.”
You watch the full Open Mike video over at POLITICO here.