Karl Rove appeared on Fox News' O'Reilly Factor, and was at pains to play down Mitt Romney's chances tonight, even as the FNC host Bill O'Reilly talked them up.
"Seems to me this is just not a race any more. Am I wrong?" asked the host.
"Missouri is a beaty contest," Rove replied, noting no delegates would be awarded from it. "Rick [Santorum] is going to have a little bump."
"Do you really expect him to beat Romney?" O'Reilly asked.
"Santorum is going to win things... Newt Gingrich is going to win things from hereon out," Rove continued.
O'Reilly expressed surprise and began to say, "yeah, but if he really beats Romney in something tonight..."
"This is far more complicated than it looks," Rove continued. "We will know within the next two or three weeks," he said, but finished that he didn't want to make any "prognostications" because he wanted to let the voters decide.