We now know the identity of the commentator who will provide conservative commentary for Newsweek this election cycle as the counterpart of the leftist blogger Markos of the Daily Kos. It is none other than Karl Rove.
The two are perfectly matched. Rove led the Republican party to ascendancy in the state of Texas. He then helped steer George W. Bush to the Republican presidential nomination in 2000, and managed Bush’s two successful general election campaigns.
Markos helped spearhead Howard Dean’s march to the Democratic nomination in 2004. Then, in 2006, he was instrumental in unseating Sen. Joseph Lieberman. More recently, Markos was the first to realize that Mark Warner would emerge as the frontrunner for the 2008 Democratic nomination.
Apart from ideology, the only difference I perceive is that Rove surely writes better than Markos.
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