Back in 2004, Karl Rove beat John Kerry with one quote -- a quote the media had ignored.LETS WIN WITH @realDonaldTrump!— Dan Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino) May 17, 2016
First they ignore you....
Then they mock you...
Then they fight you..
Then you WIN!!https://t.co/QAHUegL7FK
It happened in Huntington, West Virginia, on March 16, 2004, when John Kerry said:
"I actually did vote for the $87 billion, before I voted against it."None of the reporters covering the event reported the quote. It was the only time in the campaign that Kerry said that. But Rove's camera crew that stalked Kerry's campaign did catch it. Rove put it in the ad. America saw what a weasel Kerry was, voting to send troops to Afghanistan, and then voting against funding them. That wasn't a flip-flop. That was political manipulation, using the troops to push his agenda while they were in combat and under fire.
I asked a reporter who covered the event why he did not use the quote. He said they all thought the line was odd.
But no one used it.
That was 12 years ago. This year, the media sloughed off the riots by anti-Trump Democrats.
You see the rioters attacking a police car and burning the flag in the Trump video. To be sure, that is news footage, but it never was as big a deal to the pundits as Trump posing as his own PR man a quarter-century ago (but Benghazi is ancient history).
Trump ain't playing games. To be fair, neither did Karl Rove. At least in 2004.