The minds behind winning campaigns for the last four presidential elections square off on ABC’s “This Week,” at 7 a.m. MDT Sunday.
In the left corner, Boise High graduate Jim Messina, who came home for Christmas after managing President Barack Obama’s re-election win last year. Messina is chairman of Organizing for Action, which aims to use campaign-style grass roots organizing to advance the president’s agenda in a second term. His folks live in Canyon County.
In the right corner, Karl Rove, known as “The Architect” for his management of President George W. Bush’s 2000 and 2004 wins. Now a Fox news contributor, Rove co-founded American Crossroads which had great success helping GOP candidates in the 2010 election but a poor record in 2012. Among the four universities attended by Rove was the University of Utah. As a young Republican leader, he organized at the University of Idaho.
Messina and Rove will appear with host George Stephanopoulos. Other roundtable panelists on the hour-long show include Peggy Noonan, a Wall Street Journal columnist and former GOP speechwriter; and Donna Brazile, a veteran Democratic strategist and ABC commentator.