Is anyone else fed up with reading electioneering tips from Karl Rove presented as zen-like wisdom from the political guru? Are we supposed to believe that mystic Karl can read the future? Rove is clearly a very talented strategist—his record proves that–yet his recent insights remind me of horoscope predictions: sufficiently vague to be indisputable, yet banal or obvious enough to be unhelpful, even meaningless.

Take this piercing apercu in today’s WSJ,

Mr. McCain cannot make this a biography-only campaign – but he can’t afford to make it a biography-free campaign either.