One day we’re talking about the 2024 presidential election being a re-match of the 2020 election. The next day we’re watching the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives being defenestrated through a historic vote OUT of the Speakership.

What is going on here? Is it a new level of crazy, or not that new at all? Karl Rove puts this period of political dysfunction in historical context.

Rove served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush and White House Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004–2007. He was architect of both of President Bush’s 2000 and 2004 campaigns, and the 2002 midterm election strategy for the Republicans. He is the author “The Triumph of William McKinley ” and also “Courage and Consequence”.

He writes a weekly column for The Wall Street Journal.

Karl Rove’s books:

“The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters”
“Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight”
Article discussed in this episode: “America Is Often a Nation Divided”

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