"Bush's Brain" chronicles the life and work of Karl Rove, currently the Senior Advisor to President Bush. When this documentary was shot Karl Rove was unknown to most Americans. He was the most powerful man America had never heard of. He was the 'Wizard of Oz' behind the curtain of the Bush Presidency.
Things have certainly changed since 2004. For example, many Americans now know the name 'Karl Rove.' They probably even know him by the nickname "Bush's Brain". They know he has engineered two Presidential victories for George W. Bush. They know he is smart. They know he is effective. They may even think of him as ruthless. Machiavellian.
But, even now, what most Americans don't know or understand… is the "Rove M.O.". They don't know how Karl Rove actually operates. "Bush's Brain" is a primer on how Karl Rove operates. If you want to understand what happened in the elections of 2000 and 2004, you should watch this film.
Too much credit for Bush's actions have been given to George W. Bush himself. While Bush has become the focal point for praise and in rougher times protest and pressure, his inner circle has been free to make huge decisions which impact the world the without negative criticism that a president is susceptible to. Since presidential advisors dont have term limits, we should take a close look at who these advisors are. Before we assume that the president of the United States is the most powerful person in the world, we should understand who is actually making the strategic decisions.