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Karl Rove ridicules Cain, Perry on Fox News


Karl Rove appeared on Fox News this morning, where he outlined Herman Cain’s “misstatements” on a small dry erase board — among them, his comments on neoconservatives, abortion, and Afghan policy — and suggested he may not be “up to this task” of running for president.

Rove also criticized Rick Perry, who he said had “semi-aligned” himself with the “birther” movement in an interview with Parade magazine that was published over the weekend.

“You associate yourself with a nutty view like that, and you damage yourself,” Rove said. When people ask if you think Obama was born in the United States, “there is a simple answer: Yes, he was born in the United States.”

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