night on The O’Reilly Factor, Karl Rove stated that he was the Director of the
Texas campaign for Ronald Reagan in 1980. Since then, I’ve received several
inquiries on this matter.
the course of my research for Rendezvous with Destiny about the 1980 campaign,
at no time did I come across Mr. Rove’s name in association with the Reagan
campaign. Indeed, according to sources, he was with the George H. W. Bush
campaign until he was fired for leaking to the media.
1976, as Chairman of the College
Rove was for Gerald Ford over Governor Reagan, as was all of the Republican
1980 Texas campaign for Ronald Reagan was run by Ernie Angelo and the Field
Director was Rick Shelby. Gary Hoitsma ran the media for Reagan in Texas in
fact, Mr. Rove’s own bio on his website says he was on Governor Clements staff
in 1980 and Clements was not on board with Reagan until after Detroit
pages 39, 173-174, Chapter 17 and pg 498 of Rendezvous with Destiny for details
on the Texas campaign for Reagan in 1980.