Karl Rove: Ron Paul’s Base Is ‘Talking To Themselves,’ Need To Broaden To Win

Karl Rove thinks Rep. Ron Paul‘s presidential campaign is too exclusive. On last night’s On the Record, Greta Van Susteren asked Rove to assess various Republican campaigns, and noted that he believed the only chance Rep. Paul has of winning the nomination is of making a note to appeal to a broader base of voters, instead of allowing the noise of his base to blind him to how few of them there are.

While Rove noted that Rep. Paul was generation a very large amount of money through his base, he still emphasized that it was a mere “small group that is very passionate about him” that keeps him afloat. “He doesn’t go to Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, not as much as he should,” Rove warned. He also hit at Rep. Paul’s message, which he believes “only take in the people already for him.” “He needs to broaden his base,” he suggested, and “figure out a message that reaches outside of the people he’s already got for him.” While he complimented the Ron Paul based as “passionate” and “well-organized,” he concluded “they seem to spend a lot of time talking to themselves and he spends a lot of time talking to them,” and that won’t attract voters.

The segment via Fox News below:

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