BUFFALO, N.Y. -- They call him the architect of President George W. Bush's 2000 and 2004 campaigns. Karl Rove, the former senior advisor and White House Deputy Chief of Staff was in Buffalo Monday night, talking to a full house and then some at the Montante Cultural Center at Canisius College.
Many people refer to him as a master political strategist, and the greatest political mind of his generation.
While the country is only two months away from electing a president, Rove spoke about running for president versus actually governing as president.
When he spoke to the media prior to the speech, he was asked several times about the economy and unemployment.
"We have 23 million fellow Americans out of work, working part time and desperate for full time, or are so discouraged they've dropped out of the work force, because we've had so many drop out, we have the smallest workforce since 1981, since the Great Depression," said Rove.
Rove also pointed out that over the last 41 months the country has had an unemployment rate above eight percent, which he says is the longest period of high unemployment since the Great Depression.
While he believes Mitt Romney will win in November, he also believes the Republicans will hold onto Congress as well, mentioning that Chris Collins should be one pickup for Republicans in New York State.