Gingrich is using Rove as a whipping boy for his own aspirations too. Gingrich is full-bore Establishment Republican—Rockefeller Republican—who knows how to use the right rhetoric to lure conservatives. This is politics for ya'.
Meanwhile, I'm hearing Jeb plans to run and has also said he'd govern like LBJ. It just doesn't get any worse. Yet, Paul was put out to pasture.