Amazing article in the Washington Post about Rove.
Among his mistakes:
1. Underestimating the fundraising abilities of his opponents
2. Fostering the image of Bush as a divider, not a uniter (although I think, based on the NY Times profile, it also suits Bush's nature)- which led a lack of real things getting done in Congress.
3. Not really being able to broaden the base of the Repub party. That's why they have to resort to Swift Boat ads through proxies. It's all they have left.