The San Francisco Chronicle yesterday ran an overview of blogs and op-ed pieces summing up the departure of Karl Rove from the Bush administration. Lots of links there to appeal to a variety of political persuasions.
Love him or hate him, Rove influenced political strategy and introduced the concept of "narrow-casting," that is, picking out a hot-button issue and pitching it to a normally non-voting segment of the electorate in order to get them to the polls. Yes, it sounds manipulative, but John Kerry and the Democratic Party realized it worked and latched onto it pretty quickly.
Thoughts about Rove's legacy to American politics? Maybe we could go deeper here than "ding dong the witch is dead" or "boy genius will be missed."