Karl Rove's dream is dead.

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Nov. 2 2005 5:18 PM

Karl Rove's Dying Dream

So much for the permanent Republican majority.

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Like McKinley, Bush has a potential successor who would like to change his party's direction. John McCain spouts reform and idolizes Teddy Roosevelt. And oh yes—he and Karl Rove loathe each other.

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