Karl Rove says Sarah Palin will run, "looks like a candidate, not a celebrity"

By: Wes Messamore

The Washington Examiner reports:

Former Bush advisor Karl Rove says he believes former Alaska governor Sarah Palin will enter the Republican presidential race sometime around Labor Day. Appearing on Fox News Saturday morning, Rove said Palin "has a schedule next week that looks like that of a candidate, not a celebrity." Rove also cited a new campaign-style video Palin has released on her recent visit to the Iowa State Fair as evidence Palin is gearing up for a run.

Palin will be the keynote speaker at the Tea Party of America's "Restoring America" event in Iowa September 3. The event location was recently moved from Waukee, Iowa, to Indianola, Iowa to accommodate a larger crowd.

"This is her last chance," Rove said. "She either gets in or gets out [after the Iowa visit]. I think she gets in."

Hat tip: memeorandum.

Wes Messamore, 24, blogs at his own libertarian website as well as Left Coast Rebel.


  1. This won't be good news, contrary to popular belief from conservatives. Palin was why McShame lost the last election (other than he ran the possibly the worse campaign in history and it was only by 4 points) and this woman is too scary to the independent voters, and rightfully so as she just as big of a narcissist as Obama, only she's the conservative kind of narcissist. Having her as the GOP candidate will guarantee Obama's 2nd term and the end of the American empire.

  2. I think she's more likely to try for a seat in AZ since she just moved here. And we will be glad to take her.

  3. She is a force to be reckoned with. She breaks the traditional ideas about candidacy and celebrity and I am not sure she just isn't ahead of the curve. However, I can't forget that she quit the Governorship of AK when the going got rough. Certain virtues stand the test of the ages, and perseverance in the face of challenge is certainly one of them.

  4. Madmath needs to do his math again. McShame did as well as he did ONLY because he chose Palin. It was probably the best decision he made in his campaign. His mistake was not preparing her better for the role.

    McShame lost because he was McShame. He squandered several months as Zero and Ms. Pants Suit raised enormous campaign war chests and swelled the ranks of registered Demon Rats. He was weak on knowledge and rhetoric - at least one of which is required to win. He was old and tired - a repeat of the 1992 and 1996 elections.

    Palin has developed into a tremendous campaigner and fundraiser. Unfortunately her command of issues has not improved much. She could be a much stronger leader of the GOP or Secretary of Energy or as an Alaska Senator, but she's not presidential material.

    But I do love her with all my heart.

    She is not the slightest bit narcissistic and we do not need another "celebrity" president. We need a proven leader with charisma, knowledge, experience, and a strong commitment to conservative values. This does not mean that leader must meet an ideological purity test. Good conservatives can differ on a wide variety of issues based on the same principles of patriotism, liberty, prudence, strength, justice, and faith in the Constitution.


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